Acts 17:19
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New International Version
Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

New Living Translation
Then they took him to the high council of the city. "Come and tell us about this new teaching," they said.

English Standard Version
And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Berean Study Bible
So they took Paul and brought him to the Areopagus, where they asked him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Berean Literal Bible
And having taken hold of him they brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "Are we able to know what is this new teaching which is spoken by you.

New American Standard Bible
And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?

King James Bible
And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They took him and brought him to the Areopagus, and said, "May we learn about this new teaching you're speaking of?

International Standard Version
Then they took him, brought him before the Areopagus, and asked, "May we know what this new teaching of yours is?

NET Bible
So they took Paul and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are proclaiming?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they took him and brought him to the place of judgment, which is called Arios-Pagos, while they were saying to him, “Can we know what this new teaching is that you proclaim?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they brought Paul to the city court, the Areopagus, and asked, "Could you tell us these new ideas that you're teaching?

New American Standard 1977
And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they took him and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine is, of which thou speakest?

King James 2000 Bible
And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is?

American King James Version
And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is?

American Standard Version
And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And taking him, they brought him to the Areopagus, saying: May we know what this new doctrine is, which thou speakest of?

Darby Bible Translation
And having taken hold on him they brought [him] to Areopagus, saying, Might we know what this new doctrine which is spoken by thee [is]?

English Revised Version
And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine is, of which thou speakest?

Weymouth New Testament
Then they took him and brought him up to the Areopagus, asking him, "May we be told what this new teaching of yours is?

World English Bible
They took hold of him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, "May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by you?

Young's Literal Translation
having also taken him, unto the Areopagus they brought him, saying, 'Are we able to know what is this new teaching that is spoken by thee,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:16-21 Athens was then famed for polite learning, philosophy, and the fine arts; but none are more childish and superstitious, more impious, or more credulous, than some persons, deemed eminent for learning and ability. It was wholly given to idolatry. The zealous advocate for the cause of Christ will be ready to plead for it in all companies, as occasion offers. Most of these learned men took no notice of Paul; but some, whose principles were the most directly contrary to Christianity, made remarks upon him. The apostle ever dwelt upon two points, which are indeed the principal doctrines of Christianity, Christ and a future state; Christ our way, and heaven our end. They looked on this as very different from the knowledge for many ages taught and professed at Athens; they desire to know more of it, but only because it was new and strange. They led him to the place where judges sat who inquired into such matters. They asked about Paul's doctrine, not because it was good, but because it was new. Great talkers are always busy-bodies. They spend their time in nothing else, and a very uncomfortable account they have to give of their time who thus spend it. Time is precious, and we are concerned to employ it well, because eternity depends upon it, but much is wasted in unprofitable conversation.
Study Bible
Paul in Athens
18Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” while others said, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was proclaiming the good news of Jesus and the resurrection. 19So they took Paul and brought him to the Areopagus, where they asked him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20For you are bringing some strange notions to our ears, and we want to know what they mean.”…
Cross References
Mark 1:27
All the people were amazed and began to ask one another, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him!"

Acts 17:20
For you are bringing some strange notions to our ears, and we want to know what they mean."

Acts 17:22
Then Paul stood up before the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious.

Acts 17:34
But some people joined him and believed, including Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others who were with them.

Acts 23:19
The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside, and asked, "What do you need to tell me?"
Treasury of Scripture

And they took him, and brought him to Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is?

Areopagus. or, Mars'-hill.

Acts 17:22 Then Paul stood in the middle of Mars' hill, and said, You men of …

May.

Acts 17:20 For you bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore …

Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which …

Acts 25:22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To …

Acts 26:1 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. …

Matthew 10:18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, …

new.

Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, …

John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I …

1 John 2:7,8 Brothers, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment …

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