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Acts 14:5

    Acts 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them spitefully, and to stone them,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when there was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to treat them shamefully and to stone them,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when a violent attempt was made by the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, to make an attack on them and have them stoned,

    Webster's Revision

    And when there was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to treat them shamefully and to stone them,

    World English Bible

    When some of both the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, made a violent attempt to mistreat and stone them,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when there was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to entreat them shamefully, and to stone them,

    Definitions for Acts 14:5

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 14:5

    An assault made - Ὁρμη, A desperate attempt was made by their rulers, i.e. by the heathen rulers of the people, and the rulers of the synagogue.

    To use them despitefully - To expose them, bring them into contempt, and make them appear as monsters, or movers of sedition; and then to stone them for this falsely alleged crime.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 14:5

    An assault made - Greek: a "rush" - ὁρμή hormē. It denotes "an impetuous excitement and aggression; a rush to put them to death." It rather describes a popular tumult than a calm and deliberate purpose. There was a violent, tumultuous excitement.

    Both of the Gentiles ... - Of that part of them which was opposed to the apostles.

    To use them despitefully - See the notes on Matthew 5:44. To reproach them; to bring contempt upon them; to injure them.

    And to stone them - To put them to death by stoning; probably as blasphemers, Acts 7:57-59.