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Acts 17:12

    Acts 17:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and of men, not a few.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And a number of them had faith, and no small number of the Greek women of high position and of the men.

    Webster's Revision

    Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and of men, not a few.

    World English Bible

    Many of them therefore believed; also of the prominent Greek women, and not a few men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honourable estate, and of men, not a few.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:12

    Therefore many of them believed - From the manner in which they heard, received, and examined the word preached to them, it was not likely they could be deceived. And, as it was the truth that was proclaimed to them, it is no wonder that they apprehended, believed, and embraced it.

    Of honorable women which were Greeks - Probably mere heathens are meant; and these were some of the chief families in the place. Thus we find that the preaching of Paul at Berea was made the instrument of converting both Jews and Gentiles.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:12

    Therefore many of them believed - As the result of their examination. This result will commonly follow when people search the Scriptures. Much is gained when people can be induced to examine the Bible. We may commonly take it for granted that such an examination will result in their conviction of the truth. The most prominent and usual cause of infidelity is found in the fact that people will not investigate the Scriptures. Many infidels have confessed that they had never carefully read the New Testament. Thomas Paine confessed that he wrote the first part of the Age of Reason without having a Bible at hand, and without its being possible to procure one where he then was (in Paris). "I had," says he, "neither Bible nor Testament to refer to, though I was writing against both; nor could I procure an" (Age of Reason, p. 65, ed. 1831; also p. 33). None, it may safely be affirmed, have ever read the Scriptures with candor, and with the true spirit of prayer, who have not been convinced of the truth of Christianity, and been brought to submit their souls to its influence and its consolations. The great thing which Christians desire their fellow-men to do is candidly to search the Bible, and when this is done they confidently expect that they will be truly converted to God.

    Of honourable women - See the notes on Acts 13:50.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 17:12

    17:12 Many of the - Of the Jews. And of the Grecian women - Who were followed by their husbands.