Acts 19:8
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New International Version
Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

New Living Translation
Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached boldly for the next three months, arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God.

English Standard Version
And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Berean Study Bible
Then Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And having entered into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them concerning the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

King James Bible
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a period of three months, engaging in discussion and trying to persuade them about the things of the kingdom of God.

International Standard Version
He went into the synagogue and spoke there boldly for three months, holding discussions and persuading those who heard him about the kingdom of God.

NET Bible
So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God.

New Heart English Bible
He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Paulus was entering the synagogue and he was speaking publicly three months and persuading concerning The Kingdom of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For three months Paul would go into the synagogue and speak boldly. He had discussions with people to convince them about the kingdom of God.

New American Standard 1977
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went into the synagogue and spoke freely for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, arguing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version
And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and exhorting concerning the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly during three months, reasoning and persuading [the things] concerning the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Afterwards he went into the synagogue. There for three months he continued to preach fearlessly, explaining in words which carried conviction the truths which concern the Kingdom of God.

World English Bible
He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.

Young's Literal Translation
And having gone into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the reign of God,
Study Bible
Paul Ministers in Ephesus
7There were about twelve men in all. 8Then Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9But when some of them stubbornly refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way, Paul took his disciples and left the synagogue to conduct daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.…
Cross References
Acts 1:3
After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

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

Acts 18:26
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him in and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 19:7
There were about twelve men in all.

Acts 19:10
This continued for two years, so that everyone who lived in the province of Asia, Jews and Greeks alike, heard the word of the Lord.

Acts 20:31
Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
Treasury of Scripture

And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

went.

Acts 13:14,46 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 26:22,23 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

disputing.

Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of …

Acts 1:3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible …

Acts 9:20-22 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is …

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

Acts 18:4,19 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the …

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

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

(8) Spake boldly for the space of three months.--We pause for a moment to think of the amount of work of all kinds implied in this short record. The daily labour as a tent-maker went on as before (Acts 20:34), probably still in partnership with Aquila and Priscilla. The Sabbaths saw him evening and morning in the synagogue preaching, as he had done elsewhere, that Jesus was the Christ, and setting forth the nature of His work and the laws of His kingdom.

Verse 8. - Entered for went, A.V.; reasoning for disputing, A.V. (διαλεγόμενος, as ver. 9 and Acts 17:2, 17; Acts 18:4, 19, etc.); as to the things for the things, A.V. This last is a needless change, since πείθειν properly governs an accusative of the things persuaded or taught, and it is a right English use of "to persuade" to apply it to the thing inculcated. For the use of the phrase "the kingdom of God" as a compendious description of Christian doctrine, see Acts 1:3; Acts 8:12; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:23. St. Luke uses the phrase very frequently (Luke 6:20; Luke 8:10; Luke 9:27, 60, 62; Luke 10:11; Luke 11:20; Luke 13:20, 28; Luke 16:16; Luke 17:20; Luke 21:31, etc.). And he went into the synagogue,.... Of the Jews at Ephesus, for it seems to have been a private house, where he had met with the twelve baptized disciples, and had laid his hands on them; and these being Jews, as it seems most likely, by their having been baptized into John's baptism, the apostle went along with them to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his usual custom; having a very great desire, and an affectionate concern, for the welfare of his countrymen the Jews:

and spake boldly for the space of three months; that is, he used great freedom of speech, and showed much courage and intrepidity of mind, in preaching the Gospel at the synagogue every sabbath day as it returned, during this space of time; some manuscripts read, "three days":

disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God; the kingdom of the Messiah, the Gospel dispensation, the doctrines and ordinances of the Gospel, and the Gospel church state, often signified by the kingdom of God, and of heaven, in Scripture; and concerning the glory of a future state, the way and right unto it, and meetness for it; and these things he reasoned upon in such a strong and nervous manner, and made use of such powerful arguments, in proof and demonstration of them, as were very persuasive, and engaged many to believe them, and give their assent unto them. 8-10. he went into the synagogue and spake boldly for … three months, etc.—See on [2055]Ac 17:2, 3.19:8-12 When arguments and persuasions only harden men in unbelief and blasphemy, we must separate ourselves and others from such unholy company. God was pleased to confirm the teaching of these holy men of old, that if their hearers believed them not, they might believe the works.
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