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Acts 17:20

    Acts 17:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you seem to us to say strange things, and we have a desire to get the sense of them.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    World English Bible

    For you bring certain strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

    Definitions for Acts 17:20

    Mean - Common.
    Mean - Obscure; insignificant.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:20

    Thou bringest - strange things to our ears - The doctrine of the apostles was different from any they had ever heard: it was wholly spiritual and divine; thus it was strange: it was contrary to their customs and manners; and thus it was strange also. As it spoke much of the exaltation and glory of Jesus Christ, they supposed him to be a setter forth of strange gods: and, therefore, on the authority of the laws, which forbade the introduction of any new deities, or modes of worship, he was called before the Areopagus.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:20

    Certain strange things - Literally, something pertaining to a foreign country or people. Here it means something unusual or remarkable - something different from what they had been accustomed to hear from their philosophers.

    What these things mean - We would understand more clearly what is affirmed respecting Jesus and the resurrection.