Acts 17:31

“Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because hee hath appointed a day in the which he will iudge the world in righteousnesse, by that man whom hee hath ordeined, whereof he hath giuen assurance vnto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

inasmuch as he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because a day has been fixed in which all the world will be judged in righteousness by the man who has been marked out by him for this work; of which he has given a sign to all men by giving him back from the dead.
- Basic English Bible

because he has set a day in which he is going to judge the habitable earth in righteousness by [the] man whom he has appointed, giving the proof [of it] to all [in] having raised him from among [the] dead.
- Darby Bible

Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained: of which he hath given assurance to all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
- Webster's Bible

seeing that He has appointed a day on which, before long, He will judge the world in righteousness, through the instrumentality of a man whom He has pre-destined to this work, and has made the fact certain to every one by raising Him from the dead."
- Weymouth Bible

because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead."
- World English Bible

in which he schal deme the world in equite, in a man in which he ordeynede, and yaf feith to alle men, and reiside hym fro deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

because He did set a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness, by a man whom He did ordain, having given assurance to all, having raised him out of the dead.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 17:31


17:31 He hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world - How fitly does he speak this, in their supreme court of justice? By the man - So he speaks, suiting himself to the capacity of his hearers. Whereof he hath given assurance to all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead - God raising Jesus demonstrated hereby, that he was to be the glorious Judge of all. We are by no means to imagine that this was all which the apostle intended to have said, but the indolence of some of his hearers and the petulancy of others cut him short.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 17:31


Ac 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day. This call to repentance is urged because God "hath appointed a day", the day of coming judgment, when the world will be judged through Christ. Of this the resurrection of Christ is an assurance. Raised him from the dead. If Jesus was raised, all men will be raised; hence, the assurance of a general judgment after death.

Discussion for Acts 17

  • Ray321
    Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men every where to repent: They had to change there ways of believing and turn to God's ways by the Word. Change of ways means repent.
  • A disciple
    "They received the word with all readiness of mind..." READINESS; Gk prothumia; a predisposition, i.e. alacrity (eager willingness or readiness, often manifested by quick, lively action; liveliness or briskness); forwardness of mind, readiness (of mind), ready (willing) mind. This goes with Isaiah 8:20; that, not speaking according to "THIS WORD" is because of no urgency, as if up early to a task.
  • A disciple
    "But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted.." Doesn't this sound like a certain wicked spirit at work today? It is the heathen spirit of anti-Christ in all those who have set themselves to rebel against God, reject the Lord Jesus Christ, and instead worship Satan.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    The Unites States of America of today sound like. Isreal of old days
  • 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

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