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Acts 17:7

    Acts 17:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whom Jason has received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whom Jason has taken into his house: and they are acting against the orders of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.

    Webster's Revision

    whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

    World English Bible

    whom Jason has received. These all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:7

    These all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar - Persecutors always strive to affect the lives of the objects of their hatred, by accusing them of sedition, or plots against the state.

    That there is another king, one Jesus - How malevolent was this saying! The apostles proclaimed Jesus as king - that is true; but never once insinuated that his kingdom was of this world. The reverse they always maintained.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:7

    Whom Jason hath received - Has received into his house, and entertained kindly.

    These all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar - The charge against them was that of sedition and rebellion against the Roman emperor. Grotius on this verse remarks that the Roman people, and after them the emperors, would not permit the name of king to be mentioned in any of the vanquished provinces except by their permission.

    Saying that there is another king - This was probably a charge of mere malignity. They probably understood that when the apostles spoke of Jesus as a king, they did not do it as of a temporal prince. But it was easy to pervert their words, and to give plausibility to the accusation. The same thing had occurred in regard to the Lord Jesus himself, Luke 23:2.