Acts 16:6

“Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when they had gone thorowout Phrygia, and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after they had gone through the land of Phrygia and Galatia, the Holy Spirit did not let them take the word into Asia;
- Basic English Bible

And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,
- Darby Bible

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia, and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia;
- Webster's Bible

Then Paul and his companions passed through Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Message in the province of Asia.
- Weymouth Bible

When they had gone through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
- World English Bible

And thei passiden Frigie, and the cuntre of Galathi, and weren forbedun of the Hooli Goost to speke the word of God in Asie.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:6


16:6 And having gone through Phrygia - And spoken there what was sufficient, as well as in the region of Galatia, being forbid by the Spirit (probably by an inward dictate) to speak as yet in the proconsular Asia, the time for it not being come.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:6


Ac 16:6 Phrygia. This was a Roman province west of Lycaonia in Asia Minor, running down to the seacoast of the Aegean Sea. Galatia lay on the north of Lycaonia, and was entirely in the interior. It received its name from a settlement of Gauls, an offshoot of a Gallic invasion of Greece in the third century before Christ. It became a Roman province in A.D. 26. No record is made here of the results of this tour, but as we elsewhere learn of numerous churches in Galatia shortly after this, we are justified in the inference that they were planted at this time. Forbidden . . . to preach the word. The Spirit now had other work for them. Asia. By Asia is meant, not the great quarter of the world so named, but the province so called by the Romans, of which Ephesus was the capital.

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