Acts 14:17

“Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, he left not himselfe without witnesse, in that he did good, and gaue vs raine from heauen, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And yet He left not himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he was not without witness, because he did good, and gave you rain from heaven and times of fruit, making your hearts full of food and joy.
- Basic English Bible

though indeed he did not leave himself without witness, doing good, and giving to you from heaven rain and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
- Webster's Bible

and yet by His beneficence He has not left His existence unattested--His beneficence, I mean, in sending you rain from Heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and joyfulness."
- Weymouth Bible

Yet he didn't leave himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you rains from the sky and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."
- World English Bible

And thei seiynge these thingis, vnnethis swagiden the puple, that thei offriden not to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

though, indeed, without witness He did not leave himself, doing good -- from heaven giving rains to us, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 14:17


14:17 He left not himself without witness - For the heathens had always from God himself a testimony both of his existence and of his providence; in that he did good - Even by punishments he testifies of himself; but more peculiarly by benefits; giving rain - By which air, earth, and sea, are, as it were, all joined together; from heaven - The seat of God; to which St. Paul probably pointed while he spoke, filling the body with food, the soul with gladness.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 14:17


Ac 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness. Nature with many voices testified of him. See Ro 1:18-21.

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