Acts 14:18

“And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 14:18

And with these sayings scarse restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{Even} saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing sacrifice unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And even with these words, it was hard for them to keep the people from making an offering to them.
- Basic English Bible

And saying these things, they with difficulty kept the crowds from sacrificing to them.
- Darby Bible

And with these sayings they scarce restrained the people from doing sacrifice to them.
- Webster's Bible

Even with words like these they had difficulty in preventing the thronging crowd from offering sacrifices to them.
- Weymouth Bible

Even saying these things, they hardly stopped the multitudes from making a sacrifice to them.
- World English Bible

But sum Jewis camen ouer fro Antioche and Iconye, and counseilden the puple, and stonyden Poul, and drowen out of the citee, and gessiden that he was deed.
- Wycliffe Bible

and these things saying, scarcely did they restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 14:18

Wesley's Notes for Acts 14:18

14:16 Who in times past - He prevents their objection, But if these things are so, we should have heard the in from our fathers. Suffered - An awful judgment, all nations - The multitude of them that err does not turn error into truth, to walk in their own ways - The idolatries which they had chosen.

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.

14:19 Who persuaded the multitude - Moved with equal ease either to adore or murder him.

14:20 But as the disciples stood round - Probably after sunset. The enraged multitude would scarce have suffered it in the day time: he rose and went into the city - That he should be able to do this, just after he had been left for dead, was a miracle little less than a resurrection from the dead. Especially considering the manner wherein the Jewish malefactors were stoned. The witnesses first threw as large a stone as they could lift, with all possible violence upon his head, which alone was sufficient to dash the skull in pieces. All the people then joined, as long as any motion or token of life remained.

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