Acts 21:14
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New International Version
When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."

New Living Translation
When it was clear that we couldn't persuade him, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."

English Standard Version
And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “Let the will of the Lord be done.”

New American Standard Bible
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!"

King James Bible
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"

International Standard Version
When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May the Lord's will be done."

NET Bible
Because he could not be persuaded, we said no more except, "The Lord's will be done."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was not persuaded by us, we ceased, and we said, “The will of our Lord be done.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Paul could not be persuaded, we dropped the issue and said, "May the Lord's will be done."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, Let the will of the Lord be done.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

American King James Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

American Standard Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when we could not persuade him, we ceased, saying: The will of the Lord be done.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he would not be persuaded, we were silent, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

English Revised Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Weymouth New Testament
So when he was not to be dissuaded, we ceased remonstrating with him and said, "The Lord's will be done!"

World English Bible
When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The Lord's will be done."

Young's Literal Translation
and he not being persuaded, we were silent, saying, 'The will of the Lord be done.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:8-18 Paul had express warning of his troubles, that when they came, they might be no surprise or terror to him. The general notice given us, that through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God, should be of the same use to us. Their weeping began to weaken and slacken his resolution Has not our Master told us to take up our cross? It was a trouble to him, that they should so earnestly press him to do that in which he could not gratify them without wronging his conscience. When we see trouble coming, it becomes us to say, not only, The will of the Lord must be done, and there is no remedy; but, Let the will of the Lord be done; for his will is his wisdom, and he doeth all according to the counsel of it. When a trouble is come, this must allay our griefs, that the will of the Lord is done; when we see it coming, this must silence our fears, that the will of the Lord shall be done; and we ought to say, Amen, let it be done. It is honourable to be an old disciple of Jesus Christ, to have been enabled by the grace of God to continue long in a course of duty, stedfast in the faith, growing more and more experienced, to a good old age. And with these old disciples one would choose to lodge; for the multitude of their years shall teach wisdom. Many brethren at Jerusalem received Paul gladly. We think, perhaps, that if we had him among us, we should gladly receive him; but we should not, if, having his doctrine, we do not gladly receive that.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - The will of the Lord, etc. A beautiful application of the petition in the Lord's prayer, "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (comp. Luke 22:42).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when he would not be persuaded,.... But was determined to go to Jerusalem at all events:

we ceased; both from tears and arguments:

saying, the will of the Lord be done; which was right, and to which they ought to have submitted, and acquiesced in at first, without using any arguments to have dissuaded the apostle from going to Jerusalem; since they might have concluded from Agabus's prophecy, that it was the will of the Lord he should go thither, and be bound; and the revelation was made to him, not to deter him from it, and to take methods for his own safety, which his friends would have put him upon, but to acquaint him with the will of God, and make him still more certain of it, and to prepare for it, and this effect it had upon him. This will of the Lord, is not the will of the Lord revealed in his word, either respecting the salvation, sanctification, and final perseverance of the saints, which is always accomplished; "for who hath resisted his will", or can resist it, so as to frustrate his designs, or hinder these things taking place? or the duty which is to be performed by them, the good, perfect, and acceptable will of God, which every gracious soul desires may be perfectly done, even as it is done in heaven: but here the secret will of God relating to the events of providence is designed, and which is the rule of all the divine proceedings; and though it is unknown to men, until facts make it appear, it is ever fulfilled, and sometimes by persons who have no regard to the revealed will of God; and should be continually thought of; and everything that is determined, or attempted to be done, should be resolved upon, and undertaken in submission to it; and whilst it is performing should be patiently bore, even in things not so agreeable to the minds and wills of men: it becomes saints to be still and acquiesce in it, when things are not so well with them in spiritual affairs as to be wished for; and when their worldly circumstances are not so thriving and flourishing; yea, though they may be attended with much poverty and meanness, and be reduced to so low a condition as Job was; as also when they part with their near and dear friends and relations by death, and with the ministers of the Gospel, who have been their spiritual fathers, instructors, and comforters; and even when they are called to suffer in the severest manner, for the sake of Christ and his Gospel: not that they are to be indolent, unconcerned, and unaffected, with things of this nature; nor should they neglect the means of having things otherwise with them; but it becomes them to exercise patience, faith, and courage, under every dispensation of providence; as knowing that what is done by the Lord is done well and wisely, and is for the good of them; and when the people of God are helped, to act such a part, they are the most comfortable in themselves, and to all that are about them; such a spirit and disposition is very commendable, and what makes men like to Christ, who in the most disagreeable circumstances submitted his will to his Father's. Beza's ancient copy reads, "the will of God"; and so the Arabic and Ethiopic versions.



Acts 21:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Philip the Evangelist
13Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." 14And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!" 15After these days we got ready and started on our way up to Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Ruth 1:18
When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

Matthew 6:10
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 22:42
"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
Treasury of Scripture

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