Acts 16:7

“After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to goe into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And having come to Mysia, they made an attempt to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them;
- Basic English Bible

having come down to Mysia, they attempted to go to Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
- Darby Bible

After they had come to Mysia, they essayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
- Webster's Bible

When they reached the frontier of Mysia, they were about to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit this.
- Weymouth Bible

When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn't allow them.
- World English Bible

And whanne thei camen in to Mysie, thei assaieden to go in to Bithynye, and the spirit of Jhesu suffride not hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the Spirit did not suffer them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:7

16:7 Coming to Mysia, and passing it by, as being a part of Asia, they attempted to go into Bithynia; but the Spirit suffered them not - Forbidding them as before. Sometimes a strong impression, for which we are not able to give any account, is not altogether to be despised.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:7

Ac 16:7 Mysia. The land along the Hellespont and the Aegean. Bithynia. The province on the Black or Euxine Sea. The Spirit allowed them not. In the same way they were kept from going into Bithynia, north of Galatia, and hence turned westward through Mysia to the seacoast at Troas.

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

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