Acts 18:16
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New International Version
So he drove them off.

New Living Translation
And he threw them out of the courtroom.

English Standard Version
And he drove them from the tribunal.

Berean Study Bible
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Berean Literal Bible
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

New American Standard Bible
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

King James Bible
And he drave them from the judgment seat.

Christian Standard Bible
So he drove them from the tribunal.

Contemporary English Version
Then he sent them out of the court.

Good News Translation
And he drove them out of the court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he drove them from the judge's bench.

International Standard Version
So he drove them away from the judge's seat.

NET Bible
Then he had them forced away from the judgment seat.

New Heart English Bible
He drove them from the judgment seat.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he expelled them from his judgment seat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Gallio had them forced out of his court.

New American Standard 1977
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

King James 2000 Bible
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

American King James Version
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

American Standard Version
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

Darby Bible Translation
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.

English Revised Version
And he drave them from the judgment-seat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.

Weymouth New Testament
So he ordered them out of court.

World English Bible
He drove them from the judgment seat.

Young's Literal Translation
and he drave them from the tribunal;
Study Bible
Paul Before Gallio
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. 17At this, the crowd seized Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But none of this was of any concern to Gallio.…
Cross References
Matthew 27:19
While Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him."

Acts 18:17
At this, the crowd seized Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But none of this was of any concern to Gallio.

Treasury of Scripture

And he drove them from the judgment seat.

Psalm 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath …

Romans 13:3,4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will …

Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and …

(16) He drove them from the judgment seat.--The words imply a magisterial act. The order was given to the lictors to clear the court, and the Jews, who did not immediately retreat were exposed to the ignominy of blows from their rods.

Verse 16. - And he drave them; ἀπήλασεν, found only here in the New Testament or LXX. But it is used by Demosthenes and Plutarch in exactly the same connection: ἀπὸ τοῦ συνεδρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ βήματος (Demosthenes, 1373,12; Plutarch, ' Marcell.,' p. 410, in Schleusner). It implies the ignominious dismissal of the case, without its being even tried. The judgment seat (βῆμα); the proconsular place of judgment. The βῆμα (here and ver. 12) was properly the "raised space," or "tribune," on which, in the case of a consul, proconsul, or praetor, the sella curulis was placed on which he sat and gave judgment. It was usually a kind of apse to the basilica. In Matthew 27:19; John 19:13, and, indeed, here and elsewhere, it seems to be used, generally, for the judgment-seat itself (see Acts 25:10). And he drave them from the judgment seat. He would not hear, and try the cause; but dismissed them with threatening them, if ever they brought an affair of that kind to him any more. 16. drave them, etc.—annoyed at such a case.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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