Acts 14:16
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New International Version
In the past, he let all nations go their own way.

New Living Translation
In the past he permitted all the nations to go their own ways,

English Standard Version
In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways.

Berean Study Bible
In past generations, He let all nations go their own way.

Berean Literal Bible
who in the generations past allowed all the nations to go their own ways.

New American Standard Bible
"In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways;

King James Bible
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In past generations He allowed all the nations to go their own way,

International Standard Version
In past generations he allowed all the nations to go their own ways,

NET Bible
In past generations he allowed all the nations to go their own ways,

New Heart English Bible
who in the generations gone by allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who in the former ages was allowing all nations to go in their own way,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the past God allowed all people to live as they pleased.

New American Standard 1977
“And in the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who in generations past suffered all the Gentiles to walk in their own ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Who in times past allowed all nations to walk in their own ways.

American King James Version
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

American Standard Version
who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Darby Bible Translation
who in the past generations suffered all the nations to go in their own ways,

English Revised Version
who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Weymouth New Testament
In times gone by He allowed all the nations to go their own ways;

World English Bible
who in the generations gone by allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways.

Young's Literal Translation
who in the past generations did suffer all the nations to go on in their ways,
Study Bible
The Visit to Lystra and Derbe
15“Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. 16In past generations, He let all nations go their own way. 17Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.”…
Cross References
Psalm 81:12
"So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.

Micah 4:5
Though all the peoples walk Each in the name of his god, As for us, we will walk In the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.

Acts 17:30
Although God overlooked the ignorance of earlier times, He now commands all men everywhere to repent.

Romans 3:25
God presented Him as an atoning sacrifice through faith in His blood, in order to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance He had passed over the sins committed beforehand.
Treasury of Scripture

Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

suffered.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their …

Psalm 147:20 He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they …

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

Romans 1:21-25,28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

(16) Who in times past suffered all nations.--Better, all the heathen; the term used being that which is always employed of the nations outside the covenant of Israel. We have here the first germ of what may be fairly described as St. Paul's philosophy of history. The times of ignorance had been permitted by God, and those who had lived in them would be equitably dealt with, and judged according to their knowledge. The same thought meets us again in the speech at Athens (Acts 17:30). In Romans 1, 2, 11, we meet with it, in an expanded form, as a more complete vindication of the righteousness of God. The ignorance and the sins of the Gentile world had been allowed to run their course, as the Law had been allowed to do its partial and imperfect work among the Jews, as parts, if one may so speak, of a great divine drama, leading both to feel the need of redemption, and preparing both for its reception. All were included in unbelief that God might have mercy upon all (Romans 11:32).

Verse 16. - The generations gone by for times past, A.V.; the nations for nations, A.V. Who in times past,.... For many hundred years past; even ever since God chose and separated the people of Israel from the rest of the nations, to be a peculiar people to himself: from that time he

suffered all nations to walk in their own ways; of ignorance, superstition, and idolatry; which they devised, and chose, and delighted in: not that he gave them any licence to walk in these ways, without being chargeable with sin, or with impunity; but he left them to themselves, to the dim light and law of nature, and gave them no written law, nor any external revelation of his mind and will; nor did he send any prophets or ministers of his unto them, to show them the evil of their ways, and turn them from them, and direct them to the true God, and the right way of worshipping him; but left them to take their own methods, and pursue the imagination of their own hearts: but the apostle suggests, that the case was now altered, and God had sent them and other ministers of his, among all nations of the world, to protest against their superstition and idolatry; and to reclaim them from their evil ways, and to direct them to the true and living God, and his worship, and to preach salvation by his Son Jesus Christ. 16. Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways—that is, without extending to them the revelation vouchsafed to the seed of Abraham, and the grace attending it; compare Ac 17:30; 1Co 1:21. Yet not without guilt on their part was this privation (Ro 1:20, etc.).14:8-18 All things are possible to those that believe. When we have faith, that most precious gift of God, we shall be delivered from the spiritual helplessness in which we were born, and from the dominion of sinful habits since formed; we shall be made able to stand upright and walk cheerfully in the ways of the Lord. When Christ, the Son of God, appeared in the likeness of men, and did many miracles, men were so far from doing sacrifice to him, that they made him a sacrifice to their pride and malice; but Paul and Barnabas, upon their working one miracle, were treated as gods. The same power of the god of this world, which closes the carnal mind against truth, makes errors and mistakes find easy admission. We do not learn that they rent their clothes when the people spake of stoning them; but when they spake of worshipping them; they could not bear it, being more concerned for God's honour than their own. God's truth needs not the services of man's falsehood. The servants of God might easily obtain undue honours if they would wink at men's errors and vices; but they must dread and detest such respect more than any reproach. When the apostles preached to the Jews, who hated idolatry, they had only to preach the grace of God in Christ; but when they had to do with the Gentiles, they must set right their mistakes in natural religion. Compare their conduct and declaration with the false opinions of those who think the worship of a God, under any name, or in any manner, is equally acceptable to the Lord Almighty. The most powerful arguments, the most earnest and affectionate addresses, even with miracles, are scarcely enough to keep men from absurdities and abominations; much less can they, without special grace, turn the hearts of sinners to God and to holiness.
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