Acts 17:19

“And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they tooke him, and brought him vnto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took him to Mars' Hill, saying, Will you make clear to us what is this new teaching of yours?
- Basic English Bible

And having taken hold on him they brought [him] to Areopagus, saying, Might we know what this new doctrine which is spoken by thee [is]?
- Darby Bible

And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine is, of which thou speakest?
- Webster's Bible

Then they took him and brought him up to the Areopagus, asking him, "May we be told what this new teaching of yours is?
- Weymouth Bible

They took hold of him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by you?
- World English Bible

And thei token, and ledden hym to Ariopage, and seide, Moun we wite, what is this newe doctryne, that is seid of thee?
- Wycliffe Bible

having also taken him, unto the Areopagus they brought [him], saying, `Are we able to know what [is] this new teaching that is spoken by thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:19


17:19 The Areopagus, or hill of Mars, (dedicated to Mars, the heathen god of war,) was the place where the Athenians held their supreme court of judicature. But it does not appear he was carried thither as a criminal. The original number of its judges was twelve; but afterward it increased to three hundred. These were generally men of the greatest families in Athens, and were famed for justice and integrity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:19


Ac 17:19 Brought him unto Areopagus. The Greek term for Mars' hill. See Ac 17:22. The hill was a place of assembly. There the supreme court of Athens met. There the courts that sat concerning religious matters convened. The associations had something to do, probably, with Paul being taken here to speak, though the meeting was informal and not official. The hill is about fifty feet high, and was then surrounded by the most glorious works of art in Athens.

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