“But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.”
King James Version (KJV)
28:22 This sect we know is every where spoken against - This is no proof at all of a bad cause, but a very probable mark of a good one.
Ac 28:22 We desire to hear from thee what thou thinkest. His fame was such that they "desire to hear" what he thinks, or holds; to hear him explain the gospel. For as concerning this sect, we know that it is every where spoken against. Everywhere the Jews "spoke against" the Christians with malignant hatred. Paul's treatment illustrates this. The Jews of Rome had known but little of the Christians, but they knew the odium of the church elsewhere. The Pagans also were beginning to regard the Christian religion as "a detestable superstition" (Tacitus), and matters were shaping for the bitter persecution of Nero, which came a few years later.