Acts 21:19
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New International Version
Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

New Living Translation
After greeting them, Paul gave a detailed account of the things God had accomplished among the Gentiles through his ministry.

English Standard Version
After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Berean Study Bible
Paul greeted them and recounted one by one the things God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Berean Literal Bible
And having greeted them, he began to relate, one by each, the things God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

New American Standard Bible
After he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

King James Bible
And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After greeting them, he related in detail what God did among the Gentiles through his ministry.

International Standard Version
After greeting them, Paul related one by one the things that God had done among the gentiles through his ministry.

NET Bible
When Paul had greeted them, he began to explain in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

New Heart English Bible
When he had greeted them, he reported one by one the things which God had worked among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we gave them greeting and Paulus was reporting in order to them everything that God had done among the Gentiles by his ministry,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After greeting them, Paul related everything God had done through his work with non-Jewish people.

New American Standard 1977
And after he had greeted them, he began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had greeted them, he declared particularly what things God had done among the Gentiles by his ministry.

American King James Version
And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had worked among the Gentiles by his ministry.

American Standard Version
And when he had saluted them, he rehearsed one by one the things which God had wrought among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom when he had saluted, he related particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Darby Bible Translation
And having saluted them, he related one by one the things which God had wrought among the nations by his ministry.

English Revised Version
And when he had saluted them, he rehearsed one by one the things which God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

Weymouth New Testament
After exchanging friendly greetings, Paul told in detail all that God had done among the Gentiles through his instrumentality.

World English Bible
When he had greeted them, he reported one by one the things which God had worked among the Gentiles through his ministry.

Young's Literal Translation
and having saluted them, he was declaring, one by one, each of the things God did among the nations through his ministration,
Study Bible
Paul's Arrival at Jerusalem
18The next day, Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were present. 19Paul greeted them and recounted one by one the things God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20When they heard this, they glorified God. Then they said to Paul, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews have believed, and all of them are zealous for the Law.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:7
the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of 'Rabbi' by which they are addressed.

Acts 1:17
He was one of our number and was allotted a share in this ministry."

Acts 14:27
When they arrived, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them, and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Romans 15:18
I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obedience by word and deed,
Treasury of Scripture

And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly what things God had worked among the Gentiles by his ministry.

he declared.

Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded …

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they …

Acts 15:4,12 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, …

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which …

by.

Acts 1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

2 Corinthians 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all patience, …

(19) He declared particularly . . .--Better, one by one, or, in detail, the adverb of the Authorised version having acquired in modern English a slightly different meaning. This must, it is obvious, have implied a narrative of considerable length, including an outline of all that had passed since the visit of Acts 18:22, and ending with an account of the contribution which he and his companions had brought with them from well-nigh all the churches of the Gentiles.

Verse 19. - Rehearsed one by one for declared particularly, A.V.; the things which for what things, A.V. The things which God had wrought, etc. (comp. Acts 15:12). It was a noble account to render. Since he had saluted the Church (Acts 18:22), when he had probably seen James last, he had labored at Antioch, in Galatia and Phrygia, and had wrought a mighty revolution in Asia. He had consolidated his work in Macedonia and Achaia; he had held his visitation of Gentile eiders in Miletus; he had visited Tyre, Ptolemais, and Caesarea, great Gentile cities, and had seen everywhere astonishing tokens of the grace of God which was with him. And now he pours his tale into the ears of the chief pastor of the mother Church of Jerusalem, and those of the Jewish elders. A tale of wonder indeed! And when he had saluted them,.... James and the elders with him; which was either done by a kiss, as the Arabic version adds; or by asking of their health, and wishing a continuance of it, and all prosperity to attend them: the Ethiopic version reads,

they saluted him; and no doubt the salutations were reciprocal:

he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry; it is very likely that this account begins where that ends, which he had delivered in the presence of James, and others, some years ago, Acts 15:12 and takes in all his travels and ministry, and the success of it; not only in Syria, Cilicia, and Lycaonia, after he had set out from Antioch again, but in Macedonia, Achaia, and Asia; as at Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, and elsewhere: he declared, what multitudes of souls were converted, and what numbers of churches were planted; and this he ascribes not to himself, but to the power and grace of God, which had attended his ministry; he was only an instrument, God was the efficient, and ought to have the glory. 19. he declared particularly—in detail.

what God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry—as on previous occasions (Ac 14:27; and see Ro 15:15); no doubt referring to the insidious and systematic efforts of the Judaizing party in a number of places to shrivel the Church of Christ into a Jewish sect, and his own counter-procedure.21:19-26 Paul ascribed all his success to God, and to God they gave the praise. God had honoured him more than any of the apostles, yet they did not envy him; but on the contrary, glorified the Lord. They could not do more to encourage Paul to go on cheerfully in his work. James and the elders of the church at Jerusalem, asked Paul to gratify the believing Jews, by some compliance with the ceremonial law. They thought it was prudent in him to conform thus far. It was great weakness to be so fond of the shadows, when the substance was come. The religion Paul preached, tended not to destroy the law, but to fulfil it. He preached Christ, the end of the law for righteousness, and repentance and faith, in which we are to make great use of the law. The weakness and evil of the human heart strongly appear, when we consider how many, even of the disciples of Christ, had not due regard to the most eminent minister that even lived. Not the excellence of his character, nor the success with which God blessed his labours, could gain their esteem and affection, seeing that he did not render the same respect as themselves to mere ceremonial observances. How watchful should we be against prejudices! The apostles were not free from blame in all they did; and it would be hard to defend Paul from the charge of giving way too much in this matter. It is vain to attempt to court the favour of zealots, or bigots to a party. This compliance of Paul did not answer, for the very thing by which he hoped to pacify the Jews, provoked them, and brought him into trouble. But the all-wise God overruled both their advice and Paul's compliance with it, to serve a better purpose than was intended. It was in vain to think of pleasing men who would be pleased with nothing but the rooting out of Christianity. Integrity and uprightness will be more likely to preserve us than insincere compliances. And it should warn us not to press men to doing what is contrary to their own judgment to oblige us.
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