Acts 16:21

“And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And teach customes which are not lawfull for vs to receiue, neither to obserue, being Romanes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to receive, or to observe, being Romans.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Teaching rules of living which it is not right for us to have or to keep, being Romans.
- Basic English Bible

and announce customs which it is not lawful for us to receive nor practise, being Romans.
- Darby Bible

And teach customs which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
- Webster's Bible

They are Jews, and are teaching customs which we, as Romans, are not permitted to adopt or practise."
- Weymouth Bible

and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans."
- World English Bible

for thei ben Jewis, and schewen a custom, which it is not leueful to vs to resseyue, nether do, sithen we ben Romayns.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they proclaim customs that are not lawful for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:21


16:21 And teach customs which it is not lawful for us to receive - The world has received all the rules and doctrines of all the philosophers that ever were. But this is a property of Gospel truth: it has something in it peculiarly intolerable to the world.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:21


Ac 16:21 Teach customs . . . not lawful. According to Howson, Roman law sternly forbade one not a Jew to be circumcised. Paul and Silas did not teach this, but it was a safe charge to make, they being Jews.

Discussion for Acts 16

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God was the protector and guide of Paul and Silas. He saw them through the thick and thin of their missionary journeys. The Holy Spirit was in hand to tell them where to go and not to go. Wherever they went, coverts were won. Even when jailed, God came to the rescue. It is the same God today and we must look up to him for daily guidance. In turn, we should spread the gospel to lost souls.
  • Ray321
    Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. We must follow his comments for to grow in Grace not for Salvation. We are seal by the Holy Spirit of God in Salvation, we cannot loose it. Praise God
  • Tahj D. Clements
    Amen. Obey and receive. If you believe on Him you will follow His commandments. You cannot just believe and be saved. The Apostles They who said this vers Knew that those who truly believe on Jesus's name will repent and follow the righteous way to The Father which Jesus taught. Read The book of Matthew chapter 5 for the information in what Jesus said and taught. I love you all. May The Good Lord bless you this day and forever as your walk in Him continues. Amen.-Tahj
  • Love for Truth
    Amen to Acts 16;30-31 also please pay attention to everything Jesus and his Apostles taught on believing EX: Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved v17 signs that follow believers speaking with new tongues as mentioned in Acts 2:4 they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spake in other tongues that were new to them. Believers should receive the Holy Ghost John 7:39





  • Stephen
    AMEN, LadyA!!!!! I too believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!!
  • LadyA
    I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

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