Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Acts 17:8

    Acts 17:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they troubled the multitude and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And hearing these things the people and the rulers of the town were troubled.

    Webster's Revision

    And they troubled the multitude and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

    World English Bible

    The multitude and the rulers of the city were troubled when they heard these things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they troubled the multitude and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:8

    And they troubled the people and the rulers - It is evident that there was no disposition in either the people or the rulers to persecute the apostles. But these wicked Jews, by means of the unprincipled, wicked lawyers, those lewd fellows of the baser sort, threw the subject into the form of law, making it a state question, in which form the rulers were obliged to notice it; but they showed their unwillingness to proceed in a matter which they saw proceeded from malice, by letting Jason and his companions go off on bail.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:8

    And they troubled the people - They excited the people to commotion and alarm. The rulers feared the tumult that was excited, and the people feared the Romans, when they heard the charge that there were rebels against the government in their city. It does not appear that there was a disposition in the rulers or the people to persecute the apostles; but they were excited and alarmed by the representations of the Jews, and by the mob that they had collected.