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Acts 13:44

    Acts 13:44 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on the Sabbath after, almost all the town came together to give hearing to the word of God.

    Webster's Revision

    And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

    World English Bible

    The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

    Definitions for Acts 13:44

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 13:44

    The next Sabbath day - The good news had spread far and wide, by means of the converted Jews and proselytes.

    Almost the whole city - Jews, proselytes, and Gentiles, came together to hear τον λογον του Θεου, this doctrine of God, this Divine teaching, by which so many of their kindred and acquaintance had become so wise and happy. It is not by public discourses merely that people are converted to God; but by the private teaching and godly conduct of those who have received the truth; for, as these are scattered throughout society, they are a leaven in every place.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 13:44

    And the next sabbath-day - This was the regular day for worship, and it was natural that a greater multitude should convene on that day than on the other days of the week.

    Came almost the whole city - Whether this was in the synagogue is not affirmed; but it is probable that that was the place where the multitude convened. The news of the presence of the apostles, and of their doctrines, had been circulated, doubtless, by the Gentiles who had heard them, and curiosity attracted the multitude to hear them. Compare the notes on Acts 13:7.