who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man; this one having called for Barnabas and Saul, did desire to hear the word of God,
Acts 13:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The deputy of the country - Ανθυπατῳ, The proconsul. Rosenmuller and others remark, that in those days the Romans sent two different kinds of governors into the provinces. Some of the provinces were Caesarean or imperial, and into those they sent propretors; others belonged to the senate and people of Rome, and into those they sent proconsuls. Cyprus had formerly been an imperial province; but Augustus, who made the distinction, had given it to the people, whence it was governed by a proconsul. See Dion Cass. Hist. Rom. lib. iv. p. 523. (Edit. Leunclav.)
Sergius Paulus - This proconsul is not mentioned any where else: he became a Christian, had his name written in the book of life, and, probably on that very account, blotted out of the Fasti Consulares.
A prudent man - Ανδρι συνετῳ, A man of good sense, of a sound understanding, and therefore wished to hear the doctrine taught by these apostles; he did not persecute the men for their preaching, but sent for them that he might hear for himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...
Acts 19:38 Why if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies...
Acts 17:11,12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...
Proverbs 14:8,15,18 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit...
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
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