Acts 13:46
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New International Version
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

New Living Translation
Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, "It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected it and judged yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we will offer it to the Gentiles.

English Standard Version
And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

Berean Study Bible
Then 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.

Berean Literal Bible
And Paul and Barnabas, having spoken boldly, said, "It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken first to you. But since you thrust it away and do not judge yourselves worthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

New American Standard Bible
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

King James Bible
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: "It was necessary that God's message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!

International Standard Version
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly declared, "We had to speak God's word to you first, but since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are now going to turn to the gentiles.

NET Bible
Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Paulus and BarNaba said: “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you publicly first, but because you drive it away from you and you determine against yourselves that you are unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul and Barnabas told them boldly, "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject the word and consider yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, we are now going to turn to people of other nations.

New American Standard 1977
And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Paul and Barnabas speaking with freedom, said, It was necessary indeed that the word of God should first have been spoken to you; but seeing ye put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

American King James Version
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, see, we turn to the Gentiles.

American Standard Version
And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak the word of God: but because you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold we turn to the Gentiles.

Darby Bible Translation
And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken to you; but, since ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the nations;

English Revised Version
And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Paul and Barnabas became bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you: but seeing ye reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Weymouth New Testament
Then, throwing off all reserve, Paul and Barnabas said, "We were bound to proclaim God's Message to you first. But since you spurn it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of the Life of the Ages--well, we turn to the Gentiles.

World English Bible
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God's word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Young's Literal Translation
And speaking boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, 'To you it was necessary that first the word of God be spoken, and seeing ye do thrust it away, and do not judge yourselves worthy of the life age-during, lo, we do turn to the nations;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Gentiles Ask to Hear the Gospel
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. 47For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”…
Cross References
Ezekiel 2:5
"As for them, whether they listen or not-- for they are a rebellious house-- they will know that a prophet has been among them.

Matthew 21:41
"He will bring those wretches to a wretched end," they declared, "and will rent out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his fruits in their seasons."

Matthew 25:46
And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Acts 3:26
When God raised up His servant, He sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."

Acts 9:20
Saul promptly began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, declaring, "He is the Son of God."

Acts 13:5
When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. And John was with them as their helper.

Acts 13:14
And from Perga, they traveled inland to Pisidian Antioch, where they entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and sat down.

Acts 13:26
Brothers, children of Abraham, and you Gentiles who fear God, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

Acts 18:6
But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

Acts 19:9
But when some of them stubbornly refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way, Paul took his disciples and left the synagogue to conduct daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, see, we turn to the Gentiles.

waxed.

Acts 4:13,29-31 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that …

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Romans 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and said, I was found of them that sought …

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

Philippians 1:14 And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, …

Hebrews 11:34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out …

It was.

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless …

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

John 4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

Romans 2:10 But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that works good, to the …

Romans 9:4,5 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, …

seeing.

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Exodus 32:9,10 And the LORD said to Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, …

Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have …

Isaiah 49:5-8 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, …

Matthew 10:13-15 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it …

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, …

Matthew 22:6-10 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, …

Luke 14:16-24 Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many…

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

Romans 10:19-21 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses said, I will provoke …

Romans 11:11-13 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: …

turn.

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

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to …

Isaiah 55:5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not, and nations that …

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