Acts 28:31

“Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Preaching the kingdome of God, and teaching those things which concerne the Lord Iesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, none forbidding him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ without fear, and no orders were given that he was not to do so.
- Basic English Bible

preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ, with all freedom unhinderedly.
- Darby Bible

Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
- Webster's Bible

He announced the coming of the Kingdom of God, and taught concerning the Lord Jesus Christ without let or hindrance.
- Weymouth Bible

preaching the Kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, without hindrance.
- World English Bible

and prechide the kingdom of God, and tauyte tho thingis that ben of the Lord Jhesu Crist, with al trist, with out forbedyng. Amen.
- Wycliffe Bible

preaching the reign of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness -- unforbidden.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:31


28:31 No man forbidding him - Such was the victory of the word of God. While Paul was preaching at Rome, the Gospel shone with its highest lustre. Here therefore the Acts of the Apostles end; and end with great advantage. Otherwise St. Luke could easily have continued his narrative to the apostle's death.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:31


Ac 28:31 ACTS comes to an end with these two years, and was almost certainly completed during this time. Why it paused here is unknown. We cannot repress a regret that it was not continued to the end of the career of its great missionary hero. His subsequent life and work can only be learned from incidental allusions in his later epistles and from tradition. The testimony of the primitive church affirms that he was acquitted when his appeal, after long delay, came to trial, probably in A.D. 63; that for several years he labored earnestly in other lands, visiting the old scene of his labors in Asia Minor once more. Prior to this visit he is supposed to have gone west to Spain, and crossed from thence into North Africa, then one of the most flourishing parts of the empire. Somewhere about A.D. 65-67 he visited once more the Greek and Asiatic churches he had founded, and from Macedonia wrote the First Epistle to Timothy, then at Ephesus, and also to Titus at Crete. The incidental allusions in these epistles confirm the view that he had been acquitted, and was at work for Christ. At Nicopolis, in Epirus, he was again arrested and taken to Rome. See Tit 3:12. While in prison awaiting trial, he wrote Second Timothy, his last words, solemn with the shadow of death. From hence he was sent to the scaffold by Nero in A.D. 67 or 68, and entered his eternal rest. While we cannot be certain of the facts of this "Post-Actian" outline, they are so probable that they may be reasonably accepted as the outline of the last years of the greatest hero of the faith that ever fought the good fight and won the crown.

Discussion for Acts 28

  • Steve morrow
    acts 28:28 be it known therefore unto you that the salvation of GOD is sent unto the gentiles and that they will hear it TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT---BRINGETH SALVATION---HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 ---TEACHING US--- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY---IN THIS PRESENT WORLD---
  • Dewey J
    To all Acts has no ending because the apostles and saints continued to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Many going in different directions. Lastly we find St. John 90 plus years old banished on the island of Patmos writing the revelation of Jesus Christ. Glory be to God in the highest!
  • Alfred
    To Irene: I think its because the book of Acts, is not a gospel. It is more of a record of th first church. The gospels were written, for people to come to faith.
  • Irene123
    I've seen several on here that I know are aware of the end of Acts - it has no 'closing', no 'amen', no 'bless you all in Jesus name', nothing like that; it just - stops. Does anyone know why this is?
  • Irene123
    To Jessica on v. 3 - It was just an ordinary snake, albeit very poisonous, that God used to get the attention of the island people so Paul could witness to them of His God, about His healing of bodies and souls. Acts 2:38
  • Dewey J
    Hello Donna, in 2 Timothy 4:6,7,8 Paul said, "I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. v7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. V8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness NIV.... Paul was executed shortly after this epistle by the Roman Government by head decapitation. Glory be to GOD!

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