Acts 17:30

“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men euery where to repent:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all {people} everywhere should repent,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those times when men had no knowledge were overlooked by God; but now he gives orders to all men in every place to undergo a change of heart:
- Basic English Bible

God therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, now enjoins men that they shall all everywhere repent,
- Darby Bible

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
- Webster's Bible

Those times of ignorance God viewed with indulgence. But now He commands all men everywhere to repent,
- Weymouth Bible

The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
- World English Bible

For God dispisith the tymes of this vnkunnyng, and now schewith to men, that alle euery where doon penaunce; for that he hath ordeyned a dai,
- Wycliffe Bible

the times, indeed, therefore, of the ignorance God having overlooked, doth now command all men everywhere to reform,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:30


17:30 The times of ignorance - What! does he object ignorance to the knowing Athenians? Yes, and they acknowledge it by this very altar. God overlooked - As one paraphrases, The beams of his eye did in a manner shoot over it. He did not appear to take notice of them, by sending express messages to them as he did to the Jews. But now - This day, this hour, saith Paul, puts an end to the Divine forbearance, and brings either greater mercy or punishment. Now he commandeth all men every where to repent - There is a dignity and grandeur in this expression, becoming an ambassador from the King of heaven. And this universal demand of repentance declared universal guilt in the strongest manner, and admirably confronted the pride of the haughtiest Stoic of them all. At the same time it bore down the idle plea of fatality. For how could any one repent of doing what he could not but have done?


People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:30


Ac 17:30 The times of this ignorance. The times when there was no revelation in to those in darkness. God winked at. "God overlooked" (Revised Version). Now commandeth. The gospel is world embracing. (1) All men, (2) everywhere, are command to repent.

Discussion for Acts 17

  • Steve morrow
    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 2 TIMOTHY 2:15 STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH 1 THESSALONIANS 5:21 PROVE ALL THINGS HOLD FAST THAT WHICH IS GOOD
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 17:2 AND PAUL AS HIS MANNER WAS WENT IN UNTO THEM AND THREE SABBATH DAYS REASONED WITH THEM OUT OF THE SCRIPTURES 1 CORINTHIANS 10:17 FOR WE BEING MANY ARE ONE BREAD AND ONE BODY FOR WE ARE ALL PARTAKERS OF THAT ONE BREAD
  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for your words You alone are worthy to be praise we worship you Lord The only Jehova Jireh Shalom my Savior We've loved because you first loves us. Thanks to your blood Jesus by your blood we are pardoned Help us Jesus to be born again every moment of my life. Amen
  • Lilian
    For in him we live and we move and have our being as certain also with your own poets have said for we are also his offspring. Thank you Jesus for your words everyday you are my life ny Jehova Jireh Shalom Praise you Jesus oh my soul thank you for your blood Jesus without you we are nothing without your blood shed for us we remain sinful but thank you for your RESURRECTION JESUS AMEN
  • VO
    It is very simple, Jesus called the Jews stiffed necked they were disobedient from day one. Paul is trying his best to teach them the real truth so they won't be lost again. The word of God said, God winked at ignorance. In our world today the same thing thing is happening, the world said show me then I will believe. God said believe and I will show you things you have never seen.
  • Bruce
    Yes,every Saturday. Could have been about 14 Days.

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