Acts 18:15
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New International Version
But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things."

New Living Translation
But since it is merely a question of words and names and your Jewish law, take care of it yourselves. I refuse to judge such matters."

English Standard Version
But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.”

Berean Study Bible
But since it is a dispute about words and names and your own law, settle it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of such things."

Berean Literal Bible
But if it is a question about a word, and names, and in reference to your law, you will see to it yourselves. I resolve not to be a judge of these things."

New American Standard Bible
but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters."

King James Bible
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I don't want to be a judge of such things."

International Standard Version
But since it is a question about words, names, and your own Law, you will have to take care of that yourselves. I refuse to be a judge in these matters."

NET Bible
but since it concerns points of disagreement about words and names and your own law, settle it yourselves. I will not be a judge of these things!"

New Heart English Bible
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I do not want to be a judge of these matters."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if the charges are about a discourse or about names or about your law, you know among yourselves that I do not want to be judge of these matters.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But since you're disputing words, names, and your own teachings, you'll have to take care of that yourselves. I don't want to be a judge who gets involved in those things."

New American Standard 1977
but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
but if it is a question of words and names and of your law, look ye to it, for I will be no judge of such matters.

King James 2000 Bible
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look you to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

American King James Version
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look you to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

American Standard Version
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these matters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if they be questions of word and names, and of your law, look you to it: I will not be judge of such things.

Darby Bible Translation
but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; [for] I do not intend to be judge of these things.

English Revised Version
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these matters.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if it is a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it: for I will be no judge of such matters.

Weymouth New Testament
But since these are questions about words and names and your Law, you yourselves must see to them. I refuse to be a judge in such matters."

World English Bible
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I don't want to be a judge of these matters."

Young's Literal Translation
but if it is a question concerning words and names, and of your law, look ye yourselves to it, for a judge of these things I do not wish to be,'
Study Bible
Paul Before Gallio
14But just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio told the Jews, “If this matter involved a wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to hear your complaint. 15But since it is a dispute about words and names and your own law, settle it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of such things.” 16And he drove them away from the judgment seat.…
Cross References
Acts 18:13
"This man is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the Law," they said.

Acts 23:29
I found that the accusation involved questions about their own Law, but there was no charge worthy of death or imprisonment.

Acts 25:19
They only had some contentions with him regarding their own religion and a certain Jesus who had died, but whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing. Instead, he has an unhealthy interest in controversies and semantics, out of which come envy, strife, abusive talk, evil suspicions,
Treasury of Scripture

But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look you to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

a question.

Acts 23:29 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to …

Acts 25:11,19 For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, …

Acts 26:3 Especially because I know you to be expert in all customs and questions …

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister …

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do engender …

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and …

look.

Matthew 27:4,24 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. …

for.

Acts 24:6-8 Who also has gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and …

John 18:31 Then said Pilate to them, Take you him, and judge him according to …

(15) But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law.--The second noun is in the singular number in the Greek. St. Paul was known as a speaker, one who preached the word of God, and with that, as distinct from acts, Gallio had nothing to do. The "names" were those which he had probably heard of at Rome, even before he came to Corinth. (See Note on Acts 18:2.) Was a teacher whom both parties spoke of as Jesus the Nazarene entitled also to bear the name of Christos? In the emphasis laid on "your law" (literally, the law which affects you), the judge intimates that he sees through their appeal to law. It is Jewish, and not Roman law, which they are seeking to vindicate, and he will not make himself, as Pilate, after a weak protest (John 18:3), had done (Gallio may well have known the history), the executioner of an alien code. With a strong emphasis on the pronoun, he ends with, "I, for my part, have no wish to be a judge of these things."

Verse 15. - They are questions about for it be a question of, A.V. and T.R.; your own for of your, A.V., an unnecessary change; look to it yourselves for look ye to it, A.V.; I am not minded to be a for for I will be no, A.V. and T.R.; these for such, A.V. But if it be a question of words,.... "Or of the word", what the Jews called the word of God, which Gallio did not pretend to understand: "and names"; as the names of God, of Jesus, and of Christ, whether he is God, and the Messiah:

and of your law; concerning circumcision, whether these Christians, and the proselytes they make, are obliged unto it:

look ye to it; suggesting that this was a matter that lay before them, and they were the proper judges of, and might determine for themselves, since they had the free exercise of their religion, and a right of judging of everything that respected that within themselves, and for which they were best furnished, as having a more competent knowledge of them; as the Arabic version renders it, "and ye are more learned in these things"; and most conversant with them:

for I will be no judge of such matters; and it would be well if every civil magistrate would act the same part, and not meddle with religious affairs, any further than to preserve the public peace. 15. if it be a question of words and names, and of your law … I will be no judge, etc.—in this only laying down the proper limits of his office.18:12-17 Paul was about to show that he did not teach men to worship God contrary to law; but the judge would not allow the Jews to complain to him of what was not within his office. It was right in Gallio that he left the Jews to themselves in matters relating to their religion, but yet would not let them, under pretence of that, persecute another. But it was wrong to speak slightly of a law and religion which he might have known to be of God, and which he ought to have acquainted himself with. In what way God is to be worshipped, whether Jesus be the Messiah, and whether the gospel be a Divine revelation, are not questions of words and names, they are questions of vast importance. Gallio spoke as if he boasted of his ignorance of the Scriptures, as if the law of God was beneath his notice. Gallio cared for none of these things. If he cared not for the affronts of bad men, it was commendable; but if he concerned not himself for the abuses done to good men, his indifference was carried too far. And those who see and hear of the sufferings of God's people, and have no feeling with them, or care for them, who do not pity and pray for them, are of the same spirit as Gallio, who cared for none of these things.
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