Acts 18:4
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New International Version
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

New Living Translation
Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike.

English Standard Version
And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.

Berean Study Bible
Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks alike.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was reasoning in the synagogue on every Sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks.

New American Standard Bible
And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

King James Bible
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.

International Standard Version
Every Sabbath, he would speak in the synagogue, trying to persuade both Jews and Greeks.

NET Bible
He addressed both Jews and Greeks in the synagogue every Sabbath, attempting to persuade them.

New Heart English Bible
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was speaking in the synagogue on every Sabbath and was persuading the Jews and the Pagans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On every day of worship, Paul would discuss [Scripture] in the synagogue. He tried to win over Jews and Greeks who had converted to Judaism.

New American Standard 1977
And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

King James 2000 Bible
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

American King James Version
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

American Standard Version
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus; and he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Darby Bible Translation
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

English Revised Version
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Weymouth New Testament
But, Sabbath after Sabbath, he preached in the synagogue and tried to win over both Jews and Greeks.

World English Bible
He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks.
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry in Corinth
3and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was. 4Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks alike. 5And when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself fully to the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.…
Cross References
John 7:35
At this, the Jews said to one another, "Where does He intend to go that we will not find Him? Will He go where the Jews are dispersed among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

Acts 9:20
Saul promptly began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, declaring, "He is the Son of God."

Acts 13:14
And from Perga, they traveled inland to Pisidian Antioch, where they entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and sat down.

Acts 14:1
At Iconium, Paul and Barnabas entered the Jewish synagogue as usual, and they spoke so well that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed.

Acts 18:19
When they reached Ephesus, Paul parted ways with Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue there and reasoned with the Jews.
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And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

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Acts 13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, …

Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into …

Acts 17:1-3,11,17 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came …

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of …

Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his …

persuaded.

Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.

Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious …

Acts 19:26 Moreover you see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost …

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, Almost you persuade me to be a Christian.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; …

2 Chronicles 32:11 Does not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by …

Luke 16:31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither …

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we …

(4) He persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.--It is necessary to remind the reader that the latter word does not mean Greek-speaking Jews, or proselytes in the full sense of the word, but, as elsewhere (see Note on Acts 11:22), is used for those who were Gentiles by birth, and who, though worshipping in the synagogue, had not accepted circumcision.

(4) So far we have found reasons for the vow. But taken by itself, the vow would seem to have involved a continuous growth of hair rather than cropping it. How was that act connected with the vow? A probable answer to the question is found in the Apostle's language as to social customs in matters of this kind, in 1Corinthians 11:14. He condemns long hair as effeminate. But the Nazarite vow led to long hair as its natural consequence, and there was, therefore, the risk that while practising a rigorous austerity, he might seem to outside observers to be adopting an unmanly refinement. At Corinth men would, perhaps, know what his act meant, but in the regions to which he was now going it was wise to guard against the suspicion by a modification of the vow, such as Jewish law allowed.

Cenchre was, as has been said, the eastern harbour of Corinth on the Saronic Gulf. Romans 16:1 indicates the existence of an organised Church there. The warm language of gratitude in which St. Paul speaks of Phbe, the deaconess of the Church there, is best explained by supposing that she had ministered to him as such when he was suffering from bodily pain or infirmity, and this, in its turn, may afford another probable explanation of the vow.

Verse 4. - Jews and Greeks for the Jews and the Greeks, A.V. Observe again the influence of the synagogue upon the Greek population. Reasoned (see Acts 17:2, 17, note). And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath,.... In Corinth there was a synagogue of the Jews, in which they met together for worship on the seventh day of the week, which was their sabbath; and hither Paul went, and took the opportunity of reasoning with them out of the Scriptures, concerning Christ, his person, and offices, his incarnation, obedience, sufferings, and death, and about redemption and salvation by him: we may observe the diligence, industry, and indefatigableness of the apostle; on the sabbath day he went to the synagogue, and preached Christ to those who there attended; and on the weekdays he laboured with his own hands. Beza's most ancient copy, and the Vulgate Latin version add here, "interposing the name of the Lord Jesus"; frequently making mention of his name, or calling upon it, and doing miracles in it.

And persuaded the Jews and the Greeks; this was the effect of his reasoning, and the success that attended it; some, both of the Jews, who were so by birth, as well as religion, and of the Greeks, or Gentiles, who were Jewish proselytes, and attended synagogue worship, were convinced by his arguments, and were induced to believe the truth of his doctrine, and to embrace it; or at least he endeavoured to persuade them that they were lost sinners, and that there was salvation for them in Christ, and in him only. 4. the Greeks—that is, Gentile proselytes; for to the heathen, as usual, he only turned when rejected by the Jews (Ac 18:6).18:1-6 Though Paul was entitled to support from the churches he planted, and from the people to whom he preached, yet he worked at his calling. An honest trade, by which a man may get his bread, is not to be looked upon with contempt by any. It was the custom of the Jews to bring up their children to some trade, though they gave them learning or estates. Paul was careful to prevent prejudices, even the most unreasonable. The love of Christ is the best bond of the saints; and the communings of the saints with each other, sweeten labour, contempt, and even persecution. Most of the Jews persisted in contradicting the gospel of Christ, and blasphemed. They would not believe themselves, and did all they could to keep others from believing. Paul hereupon left them. He did not give over his work; for though Israel be not gathered, Christ and his gospel shall be glorious. The Jews could not complain, for they had the first offer. When some oppose the gospel, we must turn to others. Grief that many persist in unbelief should not prevent gratitude for the conversion of some to Christ.
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