Acts 13:31
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New International Version
and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

New Living Translation
And over a period of many days he appeared to those who had gone with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to the people of Israel.

English Standard Version
and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.

New American Standard Bible
and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.

King James Bible
And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and He appeared for many days to those who came with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now His witnesses to the people.

International Standard Version
and for many days he appeared to those who had come with him to Jerusalem from Galilee. These are now his witnesses to the people.

NET Bible
and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem. These are now his witnesses to the people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He appeared for many days to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, and they are now his witnesses to the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and for many days he appeared to those who had come with him to Jerusalem from Galilee. These people are now witnesses and are testifying to the Jewish people about him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he was seen many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who until now are his witnesses unto the people.

King James 2000 Bible
And he was seen many days of them who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

American King James Version
And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.

American Standard Version
and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses unto the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who was seen for many days, by them who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who to this present are his witnesses to the people.

Darby Bible Translation
who appeared for many days to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.

English Revised Version
and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses unto the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he was seen many days by them who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.

Weymouth New Testament
And, after a few days, He appeared to the people who had gone up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem and are now witnesses concerning Him to the Jews.

World English Bible
and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was seen for many days of those who did come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:14-31 When we come together to worship God, we must do it, not only by prayer and praise, but by the reading and hearing of the word of God. The bare reading of the Scriptures in public assemblies is not enough; they should be expounded, and the people exhorted out of them. This is helping people in doing that which is necessary to make the word profitable, to apply it to themselves. Every thing is touched upon in this sermon, which might best prevail with Jews to receive and embrace Christ as the promised Messiah. And every view, however short or faint, of the Lord's dealings with his church, reminds us of his mercy and long-suffering, and of man's ingratitude and perverseness. Paul passes from David to the Son of David, and shows that this Jesus is his promised Seed; a Saviour to do that for them, which the judges of old could not do, to save them from their sins, their worst enemies. When the apostles preached Christ as the Saviour, they were so far from concealing his death, that they always preached Christ crucified. Our complete separation from sin, is represented by our being buried with Christ. But he rose again from the dead, and saw no corruption: this was the great truth to be preached.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - For many days for many days, A.V.; that for which, A.V.; who are now for who are, A.V. and T.R. St. Paul thus confirms the statement in Acts 1:3 (see note to Acts 1:11). From Galilee to Jerusalem. Who are meant? and what ascent from Galilee to Jerusalem is here intended? The answer to the first question is, the eleven apostles, whose special office it was to bear witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus (Acts 1:22, note). The answer to the second is, that the ascent from Galilee, where most of our Lord's appearances took place, to Jerusalem, shortly before the Ascension, is here intended, and that this passage is a distinct recognition by St. Luke of the Galilaean appearances. There is, as is well known, great obscurity, and apparent discrepancies in the accounts of our Lord's appearances after the Resurrection. St. Matthew seems to place them exclusively in Galilee (Matthew 28:7, 10, 16). St. Mark likewise (16: 7); but in the section 9-20 he mentions the appearance to Mary Magdalene and to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, but gives no clue as to where the appearance to the eleven took place. St. Luke seems to place them exclusively in Judaea, but very curiously puts a mention of Galilee in the angel's mouth in the very place where, according to St. Matthew, he announced the Lord's appearance in Galilee. St. John, again places the three first appearances in Jerusalem (John 20.), but describes at length a third as having taken place in Galilee (John 21:2, 14). St. Paul (1 Corinthians 15:6) speaks of an appearance to five hundred brethren at once, which in all probability took place in Galilee, as only a hundred and twenty names were numbered at Jerusalem (Acts 1:15). It is, therefore, satisfactory to have this confirmation of the residence of the apostles in Galilee between the Resurrection and the Ascension in St. Luke's report of St. Paul's speech. Observe that St. Paul distinctly separates himself from these witnesses by the emphatic ἡμεῖς in ver. 32.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he was seen many days,.... Forty days, at certain times,

of them which came up with him from Galilee; which though true of several women who followed him from Galilee, and to whom he appeared after his resurrection, as Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and Salome the mother of Zebedee's children, and others; yet is chiefly to be understood of the apostles of Christ, who were Galilaeans, and came with Christ from that country to Jerusalem, when he came thither to suffer and die:

who are his witnesses unto the people; not only of his resurrection, though of that chiefly, but of all that he did and suffered in Galilee and Judea.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, &c.—that is, by those who, having gone out and in with Him in closest intimacy during all His public ministry, which lay chiefly in Galilee, and having accompanied Him on His last journey to Jerusalem, could not possibly be mistaken as to the identity of the risen One, and were therefore unexceptionable and sufficient witnesses.

Acts 13:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
In Pisidian Antioch
30"But God raised Him from the dead; 31and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people. 32"And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,…
Cross References
Luke 24:48
You are witnesses of these things.

Acts 1:3
After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

Acts 1:11
"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
Treasury of Scripture

And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.

he was.

Acts 1:3,11 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible …

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to …

Matthew 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain …

Mark 16:12-14 After that he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, …

Luke 24:36-42 And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the middle of them, …

John 20:19-29 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week…

John 21:1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at …

1 Corinthians 15:5-7 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve…

who.

Acts 1:8,22 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Acts 2:32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy …

Acts 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land …

Luke 24:48 And you are witnesses of these things.

John 15:27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from …

Hebrews 2:3,4 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

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