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 17:11

  • Bezejuh emmerencia epse nkeng for verse 11
    I think these men wanted to be sure that paul was not bringing to them a religion that was out of scripture. for surely in those days just like today a lot of people were into religion rather than seek CHRIST the author and finisher of faith. All they wanted was a truthful and substantail suport of this truth.
  • Kathy Powe for verse 11
    I think the men during time of Acts people did not know the word of the Lord as it were being taught by Paul whom God had sent they were more eager to learn about the word of the Lord then the men of Thessalonica did so they were eager to learn more by asking Paul questions of the part of words meaning wanted to have the proof other what he were teaching I guess some did some research for themselves. That I can not get a clear learning about the Lords word I also get eagle enough to ask or do some research of my own. Good to be eager about the Lords word.

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