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Acts 16:7

    Acts 16:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And having come to Mysia, they made an attempt to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them;

    Webster's Revision

    and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;

    World English Bible

    When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn't allow them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:7

    After they were come to Mysia - They passed through Phrygia into Mysia, which lay between Bithynia on the north, Phrygia on the east, Aeolia on the south, and the Mediterranean on the west.

    But the Spirit suffered them not - God saw that that was not the most proper time to preach the word at Bithynia; as he willed them to go immediately to Macedonia, the people there being ripe for the word of life. Instead of το πνευμα, the Spirit merely, το πνευμα Ιησου, the Spirit of Jesus, is the reading of ABCDE, several others, with both the Syriac, the Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, Itala, and several of the fathers. The reading is undoubtedly genuine, and should be immediately restored to the text.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:7

    Mysia - This was a province of Asia Minor, having Propontis on the north, Bithynia on the east, Lydia on the south, and the Aegean Sea on the west.

    They assayed - They endeavored; they attempted.

    Into Bithynia - A province of Asia Minor lying east of Mysia.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 16:7

    16:7 Coming to Mysia, and passing it by, as being a part of Asia, they attempted to go into Bithynia; but the Spirit suffered them not - Forbidding them as before. Sometimes a strong impression, for which we are not able to give any account, is not altogether to be despised.