Acts 18:3

“And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And because hee was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought (for by their occupation they were tentmakers.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they wrought, for by their trade they were tentmakers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because he was of the same trade, he was living with them, and they did their work together; for by trade they were tent-makers.
- Basic English Bible

and because they were of the same trade abode with them, and wrought. For they were tent-makers by trade.
- Darby Bible

And because he was of the same occupation, he abode with them, and wrought (for by their occupation they were tent-makers)
- Webster's Bible

and because he was of the same trade--that of tent-maker--he lodged with them and worked with them.
- Weymouth Bible

and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers.
- World English Bible

And for he was of the same craft, he dwellide with hem, and wrouyte; and thei weren of roopmakeris craft.
- Wycliffe Bible

and because of being of the same craft, he did remain with them, and was working, for they were tent-makers as to craft;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 18:3


18:3 They were tent makers by trade - For it was a rule among the Jews (and why is it not among the Christians?) to bring up all their children to some trade, were they ever so rich or noble.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 18:3


Ac 18:3 Because he was of the same occupation, he abode with them. This is the first mention of the handicraft by which so often during his toilsome life Paul earned his daily bread. Every Jewish boy was taught a trade, and Paul no doubt learned his in Tarsus. Compare Ac 20:34 1Th 2:9 2Th 3:8 1Co 4:12 2Co 11:9.

Discussion for Acts 18:3

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