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Acts 13:16

    Acts 13:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, give audience.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Paul, getting up and making a sign with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and you who have the fear of God, give ear.

    Webster's Revision

    And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken:

    World English Bible

    Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 13:16

    Men of Israel - Ye that are Jews by birth; and ye that fear God - ye that are proselytes to the Jewish religion. In this discourse Paul proves that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, sent from God, not only for the salvation of the Jews, but of the whole human race. And this he does, not with the rhetorician's arts, but in a plain, simple detail of the history of Christ, and the most remarkable transactions of the people of God, which referred to his manifestation in the flesh. Rosenmuller.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 13:16

    Men of Israel - Jews. The design of this discourse of Paul was to introduce to them the doctrine that Jesus was the Messiah. To do this, he evinced his usual wisdom and address. To have commenced at once on this would have probably excited their prejudice and rage. He therefore pursued a train of argument which showed that he was a firm believer in the Scriptures; that he was acquainted with the history and promises of the Old Testament; and that he was not disposed to call in question the doctrines of their fathers. The passage which had been read had probably given occasion for him to pursue this train of thought. By going over, in a summary way, their history, and recounting the former dealings of God with them, he showed them that he believed the Scriptures; that a promise had been given of a Messiah; and that he had actually come according to the promise.

    Ye that fear God - Probably proselytes of the gate, who had not yet been circumcised, but who had renounced idolatry, and were accustomed to worship with them in their synagogues.

    Give audience - Hear.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 13:16

    13:16 Ye that fear God - Whether proselytes or heathens.