Acts 14:25
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New International Version
and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

New Living Translation
They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia.

English Standard Version
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,

Berean Study Bible
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Berean Literal Bible
and having spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

New American Standard Bible
When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

King James Bible
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After they spoke the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

International Standard Version
They spoke the word in Perga and went down to Attalia.

NET Bible
and when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

New Heart English Bible
When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as they spoke the word of THE LORD JEHOVAH in the city of Perga, they came down to Italia.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They spoke the message in the city of Perga and went to the city of Attalia.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

American King James Version
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

American Standard Version
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having spoken the word of the Lord in Perge, they went down into Attalia:

Darby Bible Translation
and having spoken the word in Perga, they came down to Attalia;

English Revised Version
And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

Weymouth New Testament
and after telling the Message at Perga they came down to Attaleia.

World English Bible
When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Young's Literal Translation
and having spoken in Perga the word, they went down to Attalia,
Study Bible
The Return to Syrian Antioch
24After passing through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. 26From Attalia they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work they had just completed.…
Cross References
Luke 1:2
just as they were handed down to us by the initial eyewitnesses and servants of the word.

Acts 13:13
After setting sail from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:

Perga. Perga was a considerable city of Pamphylia, towards the sea coast, and near the Caystrus, famous for the temple of Diana.

Attalia. Attalia, now Antalia, or Satalie, was a maritime city of Pamphylia, the chief residence of the prefect.

(25) And when they had preached the word in Perga.--The travellers retrace their steps. There is a coincidence more or less striking in the report of what they did at Perga. In Acts 13:13 there is no mention of their having preached in that city. We are simply told that Mark left them there, and that they then went on to Antioch. On their return, accordingly, they did what they had then left undone.

They went down into Attalia.--On their first journey they had gone straight from Paphos to Perga up the Cestrus. Now they made a dtour which led them to the port at the mouth of the Catarrhactes, named after Attalus Philadelphus, King of Pergamus. There is no record of any work done there, and they probably only went to it as the port where they were most likely to find a sailing-vessel that would take them to Antioch. Their ship would naturally pass between Cilicia and Cyprus, enter the Orontes at Seleucia, and sail up to Antioch.

Whence they had been recommended.--Better, perhaps, commended, the compound form having slightly changed its meaning. The words seem to imply a mental survey on the part of the travellers of all that had passed since they had started on their journey. The "grace of God," to which they had then been commended, had not failed them.

And when they had preached the word in Perga,.... A city in Pamphylia, Acts 13:13. The Alexandrian copy, and others, and three manuscripts of Beza's, read, "the word of the Lord"; as do the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions: they went down into "Attalia"; not Italia or Italy, as some Latin copies, and as the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read; but a city in Pamphylia, bordering on the sea, as Ptolomy writes (b); as this place did, as appears by what follows. So Jerom says (c), that Attalia is a city of Pamphylia, on the sea coast; it was formerly the metropolis of it: it is now in the hands of the Turks, and is called Sattalia; near it is a bay, called Golfo di Sattalia, where there is a considerable mart for the whole country: it is famous for tapestry, which is made in it: it had its name from Attalus, king of Pergamus, the first founder of it. Beza's ancient copy here adds, "preaching the Gospel to them"; to the inhabitants of Attalia, and doubtless with success, though no mention is made of it here, nor elsewhere, nor of any church in this place; nor do we read of any in ecclesiastical history until the "sixth" century, when Dionysius, bishop of Attalia, is said to be present in the fifth synod at Rome (d); unless Attalia, called a city of Lycia, can be thought to be the same with this, of which another Dionysius was bishop in the fifth century; and assisted at the council of Chalcedon (e).

(b) Geograh. l. 5, c. 5. (c) De locis Hebraicis. fol. 95. K. (d) Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 6. c. 2. p. 4. (e) Ib. cent. 5. c. 10. p. 589. 25. when they had preached the word in Perga—now doing what, for some reason, they had not done on their former visit, but probably with no visible fruit.

they went down into Attaila—a seaport on the Gulf of Pamphylia, drawing to itself the commerce of Egypt and Syria.14:19-28 See how restless the rage of the Jews was against the gospel of Christ. The people stoned Paul, in a popular tumult. So strong is the bent of the corrupt and carnal heart, that as it is with great difficulty that men are kept back from evil on one side, so it is with great ease they are persuaded to evil on the other side. If Paul would have been Mercury, he might have been worshipped; but if he will be a faithful minister of Christ, he shall be stoned, and thrown out of the city. Thus men who easily submit to strong delusions, hate to receive the truth in the love of it. All who are converted need to be confirmed in the faith; all who are planted need to be rooted. Ministers' work is to establish saints as well as to awaken sinners. The grace of God, and nothing less, effectually establishes the souls of the disciples. It is true, we must count upon much tribulation, but it is encouragement that we shall not be lost and perish in it. The Person to whose power and grace the converts and the newly-established churches are commended, clearly was the Lord Jesus, on whom they had believed. It was an act of worship. The praise of all the little good we do at any time, must be ascribed to God; for it is He who not only worketh in us both to will and to do, but also worketh with us to make what we do successful. All who love the Lord Jesus, will rejoice to hear that he has opened the door of faith wide, to those who were strangers to him and to his salvation. And let us, like the apostles, abide with those who know and love the Lord.
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