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Acts 14:4

    Acts 14:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the multitude of the city was divided; and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But there was a division among the people of the town; some were on the side of the Jews and some on the side of the Apostles.

    Webster's Revision

    But the multitude of the city was divided; and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    World English Bible

    But the multitude of the city was divided. Part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the multitude of the city was divided; and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 14:4

    The multitude of the city was divided - The Jews treated the apostles as false teachers, and their miracles as impositions; and many of the people held with them: while the others, who had not hardened their hearts against the truth, felt the force of it; and, being without prejudice, could easily discern the miracles to be the work of God, and therefore held with the apostles.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 14:4

    Was divided - Into parties. Greek: there was a schism - Ἐσχίσθη Eschisthē.

    And part held with the Jews - Held to the doctrines of the Jews, in opposition to the apostles. A revival of religion often produces excitement by the bad passions of opposers. The enemies of the truth form parties, and organize opposition. It is no uncommon thing even now for such parties to be formed; but the fault is not in Christianity. It lies with those who form a party against religion, and who confederate themselves, as was done here, to oppose it.