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Acts 17:2

    Acts 17:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Paul, as he generally did, went in to them, and on three Sabbath days had discussions with them from the holy Writings,

    Webster's Revision

    and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

    World English Bible

    Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three sabbath days reasoned with them from the scriptures,

    Definitions for Acts 17:2

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:2

    As his manner was - He constantly offered salvation first to the Jews; and for this purpose attended their Sabbath-days' meetings at their synagogues.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:2

    His manner was - His custom was to attend on the worship of the synagogue, and to preach the gospel to his countrymen first, Acts 9:20; Acts 13:5, Acts 13:14.

    Reasoned with them - Discoursed to them, or attempted to prove that Jesus was the Messiah. The word used here (διελέγετο dielegeto) often means no more than "to make a public address or discourse." See the notes on Acts 24:25.

    Out of the scriptures - By many critics this is connected with the following verse, "Opening and alleging from the scriptures that Christ must needs have suffered, etc." The sense is not varied materially by the change.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 17:2

    17:2 And Paul, according to his custom - Of doing all things, as far as might be, in a regular manner, went in to them three Sabbath days - Not excluding the days between.