Acts 18:12

“And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Gallio was the Deputie of Achaia, the Iewes made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the iudgement seat,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat,
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when Gallio was ruler of Achaia, all the Jews together made an attack on Paul, and took him to the judge's seat,
- Basic English Bible

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one consent rose against Paul and led him to the judgment-seat,
- Darby Bible

And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat,
- Webster's Bible

But when Gallio became Proconsul of Greece, the Jews with one accord made a dead set at Paul, and brought him before the court.
- Weymouth Bible

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
- World English Bible

But whanne Gallion was proconsul of Acaye, Jewis risen vp with oo wille ayens Poul, and ledden hym to the doom,
- Wycliffe Bible

And Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a rush with one accord upon Paul, and brought him unto the tribunal,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 18:12


18:12 When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia - Of which Corinth was the chief city. This Gallio, the brother of the famous Seneca, is much commended both by him and by other writers, for the sweetness and generosity of his temper, and easiness of his behaviour. Yet one thing he lacked! But he knew it not and had no concern about it.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 18:12


Ac 18:12 When Gallio was the deputy of Achaia. "Proconsul" in the Revised Version, as it should be. The province of Achaia had been transferred by Claudius to the government of the senate, and the governors of senatorial provinces were proconsuls, which is the meaning of the Greek term "anthupatos", rendered "deputy". Gallio was the brother of Seneca, the philosopher and tutor of Nero. He is often mentioned in the literature of that day as a cultivated, polished man of the world. Seneca speaks of his brother's residence in Achaia. The Jews made insurrection. Rose up against Paul, no doubt enraged at the success of his work. His sleepless enemies always found some occasion to stir up strife. Brought him to the judgment seat. The court of Gallio.

Discussion for Acts 18

  • Irene123
    V. 4 - "And he reasoned ..... "; Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us reason ..... "; The reasoning - from the scriptures, is what is missing so much on here. People put 'stuff' on here without any scriptural documentation. It's, a lot of, just their opinion, their idea, with no 'proof' from scripture. To those searching for truth, that's not helping.
  • Lilian
    God is giving as his own faith to us as a GIFT TO UNDERSTAND AND OBEY HIS MESSAGE HE NEVER GIVES US ANY RISKS GOD'S GRACE AND HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER. FAITH COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORDS OF GOD. LET'S PRAISE AND THANKS JESUS FOR THE BLOOD
  • Dewey J
    Irene123, I agree that Aquila and Priscilla expounded the Scriptures more perfectly from the OT to Apollos. The couple had recently spent much time with the apostle Paul and were no doubt were very familiar with Jesus Christ his crucifixion, death, and resurrection which proved Christ is the messiah which Apollos debated and convinced the uJews publicly
    v28. Glory be to God!
  • Irene123
    Crocs, lizards, toads, frogs, these are 'just' MY opinion; I know they don't crawl on their belly, but their bellies DO touch the ground. The Bible does not say - snake.
  • Bud
    Irene123: The other day you made a remark that serpent was not a snake for the are many creatures that crawl on their bellies. Would you let me know what other creature crawls on his belly. Thank you.
  • Irene123
    I never saw this before, the connection between this and 1 Cor.1:1 - Sosthenes. In Acts 17:18 which happened before Cor. 1:1, he was a priest in a Jewish synagogue. I guess, after being beaten - he became a Christian or he was a new Christian trying to reach his fellow Jews before being kicked out ..... ?

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