Acts 17:14
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New International Version
The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea.

New Living Translation
The believers acted at once, sending Paul on to the coast, while Silas and Timothy remained behind.

English Standard Version
Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there.

Berean Study Bible
The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea.

Berean Literal Bible
And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as to the sea. And both Silas and Timothy remained there.

New American Standard Bible
Then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there.

King James Bible
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the brothers immediately sent Paul away to go to the sea, but Silas and Timothy stayed on there.

International Standard Version
Then the brothers immediately sent Paul away to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed there.

NET Bible
Then the brothers sent Paul away to the coast at once, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea.

New Heart English Bible
Then the brothers immediately sent out Paul to go as far as to the sea, and Silas and Timothy still stayed there.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the brethren sent Paulus to go down to the sea and Shila and Timotheos remained in the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The believers immediately sent Paul to the seacoast, but Silas and Timothy stayed in Berea.

New American Standard 1977
And then immediately the brethren sent Paul out to go as far as the sea; and Silas and Timothy remained there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And then immediately the brethren sent Paul to go away towards the sea, but Silas and Timothy abode there still.

King James 2000 Bible
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timothy abode there still.

American King James Version
And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus stayed there still.

American Standard Version
And then immediately the brethren sent forth Paul to go as far as to the sea: and Silas and Timothy abode there still.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go unto the sea; but Silas and Timothy remained there.

Darby Bible Translation
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as to the sea; but Silas and Timotheus abode there.

English Revised Version
And then immediately the brethren sent forth Paul to go as far as to the sea: and Silas and Timothy abode there still.

Webster's Bible Translation
And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timothy abode there still.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the brethren promptly sent Paul down to the sea-coast, but Silas and Timothy remained behind.

World English Bible
Then the brothers immediately sent out Paul to go as far as to the sea, and Silas and Timothy still stayed there.

Young's Literal Translation
and then immediately the brethren sent forth Paul, to go on as it were to the sea, but both Silas and Timothy were remaining there.
Study Bible
The Character of the Bereans
13But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that Paul was also proclaiming the word of God in Berea, they went there themselves to incite and agitate the crowds. 14The brothers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea. 15Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Acts 15:22
Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas called Barsabbas and Silas, two leaders among the brothers,

Acts 16:1
Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where he found a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman and a Greek father.

Acts 17:4
Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.

Acts 17:6
But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have now come here,

Acts 17:10
As soon as night had fallen, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went into the Jewish synagogue.

Acts 17:15
Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then returned with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.

Acts 18:5
And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself fully to the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus stayed there still.

then.

Acts 17:10 And the brothers immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night to …

Acts 9:25,30 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall …

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: …

as it.

Acts 20:3 And there stayed three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, …

Joshua 2:16 And she said to them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers …

but.

Acts 19:22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to him, Timotheus …

1 Timothy 1:3 As I sought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, …

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order …

(14) To go as it were to the sea.--The English version conveys the impression that the movement was a feint in order to baffle the pursuers. Many of the better MSS., however, give "as far as the sea," and this is probably the meaning even of the reading followed by the Authorised version. The absence of any mention of places between Bera and Athens, (as, e.g., Amphipolis and Apollonia are mentioned in Acts 17:1), is presumptive evidence that St. Paul actually travelled by sea, and rounding the promontory of Sunium, entered Athens by the Pirus. He had been accompanied so far by some of those who had escorted him from Bera, but when they too went back, he was, we must remember, for the first time since the commencement of his missionary labours, absolutely alone. His yearning for companionship and counsel is shown in the urgent message sent to Silas and Timotheus to come "with all speed" (literally, as quickly as possible). As far as we can gather from 1Thessalonians 3:1-3, Timotheus came by himself to Athens, probably after the scene at the Areopagus, and was sent back at once with words of counsel and comfort to those whom he reported as suffering much tribulation.

Verse 14. - Forth for away, A.V.; as far as for as it were (ἕως for ὡς), A.V. and T.R.; and for but, A.V. and T.R.; Timothy for Timotheus, A.V. As far as to the sea. If the reading of the T.R. is right, ὡς merely indicates the direction. Literally, ὡς ἐπὶ κ.τ.λ, means "with the thought of going to the sea," but thence, by a common usage, it describes the action without reference to the thought. The English phrase, "they made for the sea," is nearly equivalent. The object of going to the sea, seventeen miles from Beraea, was to take ship for Athens. This he probably did either at Pydna or at Dium. Silas and Timothy. Whether Timothy left Philippi with St. Paul, or whether, as is not improbable, he joined him at Thessalonica, cannot be decided. Anyhow, Paul now left Silas and Timothy to watch over the Thessalonian converts. And then immediately the brethren,.... That were at Berea, the new converts there:

sent away Paul, whom they knew the Jews mostly sought after, and were offended with:

to go as it were to the sea; the Aegean sea, or Archipelago, near to which Berea was: this seems to have been done, in order to make the people conclude that he intended to take shipping, and go into some other parts of the world, when the design was to go to Athens by foot, and so be safe from any lying in wait of his persecutors: the Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, and the Oriental versions read, "to go to the sea"; to the sea side, whither it seems he did go; and yet it looks as if he did not go by sea, but by land, to Athens:

but Silas and Timotheus abode there still; at Berea, to confirm and strengthen the young converts there made. 14. immediately the brethren—the converts gathered at Berea.

sent away Paul—as before from Jerusalem (Ac 9:30), and from Thessalonica (Ac 17:10). How long he stayed at Berea we know not; but as we know that he longed and expected soon to return to the Thessalonians (1Th 2:17), it is probable he remained some weeks at least, and only abandoned his intention of revisiting Thessalonica at that time when the virulence of his enemies there, stimulated by his success at Berea, brought them down thither to counterwork him.

to go as it were to the sea—rather, perhaps, "in the direction of the sea." Probably he delayed fixing his next destination till he should reach the coast, and the providence of God should guide him to a vessel bound for the destined spot. Accordingly, it was only on arriving at Athens, that the convoy of Berean brethren, who had gone thus far with him, were sent back to bid Silas and Timothy follow him thither.

Silas and Timotheus abode there still—"to build it up in its holy faith, to be a comfort and support in its trials and persecutions, and to give it such organization as might be necessary" [Howson]. Connecting this with the apostle's leaving Timothy and Luke at Philippi on his own departure (see on [2042]Ac 16:40), we may conclude that this was his fixed plan for cherishing the first beginning of the Gospel in European localities, and organizing the converts. Timotheus must have soon followed the apostle to Thessalonica, the bearer, probably, of one of the Philippian "contributions to his necessity" (Php 4:15, 16), and from thence he would with Silas accompany him to Berea.17:10-15 The Jews in Berea applied seriously to the study of the word preached unto them. They not only heard Paul preach on the sabbath, but daily searched the Scriptures, and compared what they read with the facts related to them. The doctrine of Christ does not fear inquiry; advocates for his cause desire no more than that people will fully and fairly examine whether things are so or not. Those are truly noble, and likely to be more and more so, who make the Scriptures their rule, and consult them accordingly. May all the hearers of the gospel become like those of Berea, receiving the word with readiness of mind, and searching the Scriptures daily, whether the things preached to them are so.
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