Acts 13:45
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New International Version
When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.

New Living Translation
But when some of the Jews saw the crowds, they were jealous; so they slandered Paul and argued against whatever he said.

English Standard Version
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him.

Berean Study Bible
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and they blasphemously contradicted what Paul was saying.

Berean Literal Bible
But the Jews, having seen the crowds, were filled with jealousy, and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, blaspheming.

New American Standard Bible
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.

King James Bible
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.

International Standard Version
But when the Jewish leaders saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to object to the statements made by Paul and even to abuse him.

NET Bible
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and they began to contradict what Paul was saying by reviling him.

New Heart English Bible
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and reviled him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Jews saw the great crowds, they were filled with anger, and they were opposing the words which Paulus was speaking and they were blaspheming.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Jews saw the crowds, they became very jealous. They used insulting language to contradict whatever Paul said.

New American Standard 1977
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy and spoke against that which Paul said, contradicting and blaspheming.

King James 2000 Bible
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

American King James Version
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

American Standard Version
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Jews seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy, and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Jews, seeing the crowds, were filled with envy, and contradicted the things said by Paul, [contradicting and] speaking injuriously.

English Revised Version
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were uttered by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

Weymouth New Testament
Seeing the crowds, the Jews, filled with angry jealousy, opposed Paul's statements and abused him.

World English Bible
But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Jews having seen the multitudes, were filled with zeal, and did contradict the things spoken by Paul -- contradicting and speaking evil.
Study Bible
The Gentiles Ask to Hear the Gospel
44On the following Sabbath, nearly the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and they blasphemously contradicted what Paul was saying. 46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.…
Cross References
Acts 13:50
The Jews, however, incited the religious women of prominence and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their district.

Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

Acts 14:4
The people of the city were divided. Some sided with the Jews, and others with the apostles.

Acts 14:5
But when the Gentiles and Jews, together with their rulers, set out to mistreat and stone them,

Acts 14:19
Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, presuming he was dead.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In my frequent journeys, I have been in danger from rivers and from bandits, in danger from my countrymen and from the Gentiles, in danger in the city and in the country, in danger on the sea and among false brothers,

1 Thessalonians 2:16
hindering us from telling the Gentiles how they may be saved. As a result, they continue to heap up their sins to full capacity; the utmost wrath has come upon them.

2 Timothy 3:11
my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
Treasury of Scripture

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

they.

Acts 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which …

Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain …

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Numbers 11:29 And Moses said to him, Envy you for my sake? would God that all the …

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Luke 15:25-30 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near …

Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, …

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the …

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

spake.

Acts 6:9,10 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue …

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of …

Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up …

1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that you run not with them to the same …

Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what …

(45) They were filled with envy.--They heard the Apostles speaking to the multitudes, not in the condescending, supercilious tone of those who could just tolerate a wealthy proselyte of the gate, that could purchase their favour, but as finding in every one of them a brother standing on the same level as themselves, as redeemed by Christ, and this practical repudiation of all the exclusive privileges on which they prided themselves was more than they could bear.

Contradicting and blaspheming.--The latter word implies reviling words with which the Apostles were assailed, as well as blasphemy in the common meaning of the word.

Verse 45. - Jealousy for envy, A.V.; contra-dieted the things for spake against those things, A.V.; and blasphemed for contradicting and blaspheming, A.V. and T.R. Jealousy. Neither word exactly expresses the ζῆλος. The indignation of ver. 17, A.V. (where see note), is nearer the sense; though jealousy of the influence of the two strangers may have entered into the fierce passion which was stirred up in the Jewish mind, as well as jealousy for their own religion, which they saw was being superseded by the doctrine of Paul. But when the Jews saw the multitudes,.... The vast number of people, the inhabitants of the city, the Gentiles, that were assembled together to hear the word. This must be understood of the unbelieving Jews, who came with no good design:

they were filled with envy; at the Gentiles, that they should have the word equally preached to them, as to themselves, to whom the oracles of God were committed; or at the popularity of the apostles, that such numbers should follow them; and they might fear many converts might be made by them, from among them:

and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul; concerning Jesus of Nazareth being the Messiah, which they denied; and concerning free justification by his righteousness, which they affirmed to be by the works of the law: and they went on

contradicting and blaspheming; publicly opposing him, and speaking evil of him, and of his doctrines; and not only so, but belching out their blasphemies against the Lord Jesus Christ. The Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions, leave out the word "contradicting", as redundant, it having been before said, that "they spoke against", or "contradicted" what Paul delivered; though it may not be superfluous, but express their continuance in their contradiction and opposition; and which was attended with, and issued in blasphemy: such a spirit of reproach and blasphemy is with the Jews a sign of the Messiah's coming;

"says R. Jannai (x), when you see generation after generation reproaching and blaspheming, look for the feet of the Messiah, according to Psalm 89:51.''

This they have been doing one age after another, even for many ages; and therefore, according to one of their own signs, the Messiah must be come.

(x) Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. 11. 4. 45. But when the Jews—those zealots of exclusive Judaism.

saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy—rather, "indignation," and broke out in their usual manner.

contradicting and blaspheming—There is nothing more awful than Jewish fury and execration of the name of Jesus of Nazareth, when thoroughly roused.13:42-52 The Jews opposed the doctrine the apostles preached; and when they could find no objection, they blasphemed Christ and his gospel. Commonly those who begin with contradicting, end with blaspheming. But when adversaries of Christ's cause are daring, its advocates should be the bolder. And while many judge themselves unworthy of eternal life, others, who appear less likely, desire to hear more of the glad tidings of salvation. This is according to what was foretold in the Old Testament. What light, what power, what a treasure does this gospel bring with it! How excellent are its truths, its precepts, its promises! Those came to Christ whom the Father drew, and to whom the Spirit made the gospel call effectual, Ro 8:30. As many as were disposed to eternal life, as many as had concern about their eternal state, and aimed to make sure of eternal life, believed in Christ, in whom God has treasured up that life, and who is the only Way to it; and it was the grace of God that wrought it in them. It is good to see honourable women devout; the less they have to do in the world, the more they should do for their own souls, and the souls of others: but it is sad, when, under colour of devotion to God, they try to show hatred to Christ. And the more we relish the comforts and encouragements we meet with in the power of godliness, and the fuller our hearts are of them, the better prepared we are to face difficulties in the profession of godliness.
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