Acts 17:11

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These were more noble then those in Thessalonica, in that they receiued the word with all readinesse of minde, and searched the Scriptures dayly, whether those things were so.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily {to see} whether these things were so.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so.
- Basic English Bible

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.
- Darby Bible

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
- Webster's Bible

The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.
- Weymouth Bible

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
- World English Bible

But these weren the worthier of hem that ben at Thessolonik, whiche resseyueden the word with al desire, eche dai sekinge scripturis, if these thingis hadden hem so.
- Wycliffe Bible

and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those things were so;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:11


17:11 These were more ingenuous - Or generous. To be teachable in the things of God is true generosity of soul. The receiving the word with all readiness of mind, and the most accurate search into the truth, are well consistent.


Discussion for Acts 17

  • Irene123
    The history of the Bible is, to me, like Eze. ch. 37; searching out the history makes it come alive for me.
  • Irene123
    Dionysius the Areopagite was a judge of the Areopagus (Mars Hill) from where Paul preached, vs. 22-34. I looked up 'Dionysius', 'Areopagite', 'Areopagus' to find all this out. I love the history of the Bible. To know the history, for me, draws the characters so much closer. They're not just 'dry dust' from the past.
  • Irene123
    God bless Ar (from comments pg. 1 on 12/21/14) if he's still with us ...........; what a beautiful testimony.
  • Martha Golds
    Yes we.do. Jesus is an awesome God
    Amen!
  • Linda Qualls
    I think that we have an awesome God.
  • Nelwyn Tipton
    We are Free' in Christ Jeasus' and that we can't do anything without being in the will of God. Jesus promised us that His works are done through us.

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