Acts 16:12

“And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 16:12

And from thence to Philippi, which is the chiefe citie of that part of Macedonia, and a Colonie: and we were in that citie abiding certaine dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia, a {Roman} colony; and we were staying in this city for some days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and from thence to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a `Roman' colony: and we were in this city tarrying certain days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And from there to Philippi, which is the most important town of Macedonia and a Roman colony: and we were there for some days.
- Basic English Bible

and thence to Philippi, which is [the] first city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city certain days.
- Darby Bible

And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.
- Webster's Bible

and thence to Philippi, which is a city in Macedonia, the first in its district, a Roman colony. And there we stayed some little time.
- Weymouth Bible

and from there to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the foremost of the district, a Roman colony. We were staying some days in this city.
- World English Bible

and fro thennus to Filippis, that is the firste part of Macedonye, the citee colonye. And we weren in this citee summe daies, and spaken togidere.
- Wycliffe Bible

thence also to Philippi, which is a principal city of the part of Macedonia -- a colony. And we were in this city abiding certain days,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 16:12

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:12


16:12 The first city - Neapolis was the first city they came to in that part of Macedonia which was nearest to Asia: in that part which was farthest from it, Philippi. The river Strymon ran between them. Philippi was a Roman colony.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:12


Ac 16:12 And from thence to Philippi. Only a few miles distant. They sought it at once, because it was "the chief city of that part of Macedonia". The apostles tried to leaven the centers of influence with the Gospel. The city had been rebuilt about 400 years before this by Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, who named it after himself. It was famous as the place of the decisive battle between Brutus and Cassius on the one hand, and Mark Antony and Octavius, afterwards Augustus Caesar, upon the other. A colony. A Roman colony was a settlement of Romans in a foreign country, with all the privileges of Romans. The colony had its own senate, its own magistrates, observed all the Roman forms, and was a miniature Rome. This colony had been established by Caesar Augustus, who settled at this place a multitude of the partisans of his rival, Mark Antony, after the death of the latter. Philippi is now a small village named Filiba.

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