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Acts 21:14

    Acts 21:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And as he might not be moved we did no more, saying, Let the purpose of God be done.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    World English Bible

    When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The Lord's will be done."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 21:14

    The will of the Lord be done - May that which is most for his glory take place! They plainly saw from the prophecy what would take place, if Paul went to Jerusalem; and every one saw that he had power to go, or not to go.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 21:14

    Would not be persuaded - To remain. He was resolved to go.

    We ceased - We ceased remonstrating with him, and urging him to remain.

    The will of the Lord be done - They were now assured that it was the will of God that he should go, and they were now ready to submit to that will. This is an instance and an evidence of true piety. It was the expression of a wish that whatever God might judge to be necessary for the advancement of his cause might take place, even though it should be attended with many trials. They commended their friend to the protection of God, confident that whatever should occur would be right. Compare the notes on Matthew 6:10; Matthew 26:42.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 21:14

    21:14 And when he would not be persuaded - This was not obstinacy, but true Christian resolution. We should never be persuaded, either to do evil, or to omit doing any good which is in our power; saying, the will of the Lord be done - Which they were satisfied Paul knew.