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Acts 17:17

    Acts 17:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So he had discussions in the Synagogue with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, and every day in the market-place with those who were there.

    Webster's Revision

    So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.

    World English Bible

    So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met with him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:17

    Disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews - Proving that Jesus was the Messiah: and with the devout persons, probably heathens, proselyted to the Jewish religion. And in the market: I suppose the αγορα here means some such place as our exchange, where people of business usually met, and where the philosophers conversed and reasoned. The agora was probably like the Roman forum, and like places of public resort in all countries, where people of leisure assembled to converse, hear the news, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:17

    Therefore disputed he - Or reasoned. He engaged in an argument with them.

    With the devout persons - Those worshipping God after the manner of the Jews. They were Jewish proselytes, who had renounced idolatry, but who had not been fully admitted to the privileges of the Jews. See the notes on Acts 10:2.

    And in the market - In the forum. It was not only the place where provisions were sold, but was also a place of great public concourse. In this place the philosophers were not infrequently found engaged in public discussion.