Acts 28:24
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New International Version
Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.

New Living Translation
Some were persuaded by the things he said, but others did not believe.

English Standard Version
And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved.

Berean Study Bible
Some of them were convinced by what he said, but others refused to believe.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed, some were persuaded of the things he is speaking, but some refused to believe.

New American Standard Bible
Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.

King James Bible
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some were persuaded by what he said, but others did not believe.

International Standard Version
Some of them were convinced by what he said, but others wouldn't believe.

NET Bible
Some were convinced by what he said, but others refused to believe.

New Heart English Bible
Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And some of them were persuaded by his words and others were not persuaded.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of them were convinced by what he said, but others continued to disbelieve.

New American Standard 1977
And some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some did not believe.

King James 2000 Bible
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

American King James Version
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

American Standard Version
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some believed the things that were said; but some believed not.

Darby Bible Translation
And some were persuaded of the things which were said, but some disbelieved.

English Revised Version
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

Webster's Bible Translation
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Weymouth New Testament
Some were convinced; others refused to believe.

World English Bible
Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

Young's Literal Translation
and, some, indeed, were believing the things spoken, and some were not believing.
Study Bible
Paul Preaches at Rome
23So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets. 24Some of them were convinced by what he said, but others refused to believe. 25They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit was right when He spoke to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:…
Cross References
Acts 14:4
The people of the city were divided. Some sided with the Jews, and others with the apostles.

Acts 28:25
They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: "The Holy Spirit was right when He spoke to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
Treasury of Scripture

And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Acts 13:48-50 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the …

Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the …

Acts 17:4,5 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and …

Acts 18:6-8 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

Acts 19:8,9 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of …

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith …

Romans 11:4-6 But what said the answer of God to him? I have reserved to myself …

(24) And some believed the things which were spoken.--Better, as expressing the fact that the verb is the passive form of that translated "persuade," in the previous verse, some were being persuaded of the things that were spoken.

Verse 24. - Disbelieved for believed not, A.V. The usual division of the hearers of the Word. And some believed the things which were spoken,.... By him, concerning the kingdom of God and Jesus Christ; even as many as were ordained unto eternal life, and to whom it was given to believe; for faith is the gift of God, and which comes by hearing of the word, when it is attended with a divine power; and then it is not only notionally understood, and barely assented to as truth, but is cordially believed and embraced, and cheerfully professed, and steadily held fast: this was not a mere historical faith, or a bare assent to the truth of the things spoken, nor a mere profession of faith in them, but a believing in Christ with the heart, the sum and substance of them; as they heard these things, their understandings were enlightened, and they saw their need of Christ, and the things of Christ, which were held forth in the ministry of the word; and so approved of them, savoured, relished, and fed upon them; and until this is the case, none can, nor will believe aright:

and some believed not: notwithstanding the full proof, and clear evidence produced by the apostle: these were not of Christ's sheep, their eyes were blinded, and their hearts were hardened, as was prophesied of them, and therefore they could not believe; they were given up to a judicial blindness and hardness of heart, and were left under the power of obstinate and invincible unbelief: their disbelief of these things arose from the prejudices they had conceived about a worldly kingdom; from the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ, they imagining the Messiah would not die, but abide for ever; from the carnal reasonings of their minds, about divine and spiritual things; and from the ignorance that was in them, because of the obduracy of their hearts. The kingdom the apostle testified of was not an Utopian kingdom, nor any of the real kingdoms of this world, but the kingdom of the Messiah they were expecting; but that which he described, being not such an one as they imagined, they believed him not: the things he said concerning Jesus were not trivial, speculative, and indifferent things; but of the greatest moment and importance, and of which there was full proof in their own writings; and though spoken by Paul, were no other than the word of God; and besides, were good news, and glad tidings, and yet they believed them not: this difference among them, some believing and some not believing, was not owing to the power and free will of man, as if some of themselves would, and did believe, and others would not, but to the distinguishing grace of God; for faith is not of man, it is the gift of God, it is the fruit of electing grace, and is given in consequence of it: nor is this any unusual thing, under the same ministration of the word, for one to believe, and another not believe: this is a common case, and is the usual success the Gospel meets with; so it always has been, and so it is, and will be; so it was in the times of Noah, he was a preacher of righteousness to the old world, even of the righteousness of faith, many were disobedient, few believed; and so it fared with the evangelical prophet Isaiah, and with Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, and other prophets of the Old Testament; and with John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, and with Christ himself, as well as with our apostle; and this has been the case ever since his time, now is, and will be, as long as the Gospel is preached. 24. and some believed … some not—What simplicity and candor are in this record of a result repeated from age to age where the Gospel is presented to a promiscuous assemblage of sincere and earnest inquirers after truth, frivolous worldlings, and prejudiced bigots!28:23-31 Paul persuaded the Jews concerning Jesus. Some were wrought upon by the word, and others hardened; some received the light, and others shut their eyes against it. And the same has always been the effect of the gospel. Paul parted with them, observing that the Holy Ghost had well described their state. Let all that hear the gospel, and do not heed it, tremble at their doom; for who shall heal them, if God does not? The Jews had afterwards much reasoning among themselves. Many have great reasoning, who do not reason aright. They find fault with one another's opinions, yet will not yield to truth. Nor will men's reasoning among themselves convince them, without the grace of God to open their understandings. While we mourn on account of such despisers, we should rejoice that the salvation of God is sent to others, who will receive it; and if we are of that number, we should be thankful to Him who hath made us to differ. The apostle kept to his principle, to know and preach nothing but Christ and him crucified. Christians, when tempted from their main business, should bring themselves back with this question, What does this concern the Lord Jesus? What tendency has it to bring us to him, and to keep us walking in him? The apostle preached not himself, but Christ, and he was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Though Paul was placed in a very narrow opportunity for being useful, he was not disturbed in it. Though it was not a wide door that was opened to him, yet no man was suffered to shut it; and to many it was an effectual door, so that there were saints even in Nero's household, Php 4:22. We learn also from Php 1:13, how God overruled Paul's imprisonment for the furtherance of the gospel. And not the residents at Rome only, but all the church of Christ, to the present day, and in the most remote corner of the globe, have abundant reason to bless God, that during the most mature period of his Christian life and experience, he was detained a prisoner. It was from his prison, probably chained hand to hand to the soldier who kept him, that the apostle wrote the epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Hebrews; epistles showing, perhaps more than any others, the Christian love with which his heart overflowed, and the Christian experience with which his soul was filled. The believer of the present time may have less of triumph, and less of heavenly joy, than the apostle, but every follower of the same Saviour, is equally sure of safety and peace at the last. Let us seek to live more and more in the love of the Saviour; to labour to glorify Him by every action of our lives; and we shall assuredly, by his strength, be among the number of those who now overcome our enemies; and by his free grace and mercy, be hereafter among the blessed company who shall sit with Him upon his throne, even as He also has overcome, and is sitting on his Father's throne, at God's right hand for evermore.
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