Acts 13:16
New International Version
Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: "Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!

New Living Translation
So Paul stood, lifted his hand to quiet them, and started speaking. "Men of Israel," he said, "and you God-fearing Gentiles, listen to me.

English Standard Version
So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: “Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen.

Berean Study Bible
Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and began to speak: “Men of Israel and you Gentiles who fear God, listen to me!

Berean Literal Bible
And Paul, having risen up and having made a sign with the hand, said, "Men of Israel and those fearing God, listen:

New American Standard Bible
Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

King James Bible
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

Christian Standard Bible
Paul stood up and motioned with his hand and said: "Fellow Israelites, and you who fear God, listen!

Contemporary English Version
Paul got up. He motioned with his hand and said: People of Israel, and everyone else who worships God, listen!

Good News Translation
Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and began to speak: "Fellow Israelites and all Gentiles here who worship God: hear me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Paul stood up and motioned with his hand and said: "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen!

International Standard Version
Then Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and said: "Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen!

NET Bible
So Paul stood up, gestured with his hand and said, "Men of Israel, and you Gentiles who fear God, listen:

New Heart English Bible
Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Paulus stood and lifted his hand and said, “Men, Sons of Israel and those who are worshipers of God, listen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and said, "Men of Israel and converts to Judaism, listen to me.

New American Standard 1977
And Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand, he said, “Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel and ye that fear God hearken.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen.

American King James Version
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, give audience.

American Standard Version
And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Paul rising up, and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men of Israel, and you that fear God, give ear.

Darby Bible Translation
And Paul, rising up and making a sign with the hand, said, Israelites, and ye that fear God, hearken.

English Revised Version
And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

Weymouth New Testament
So Paul rose, and motioning with his hand for silence, said, "Israelites, and you others who fear God, pay attention to me.

World English Bible
Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Paul having risen, and having beckoned with the hand, said, 'Men, Israelites, and those fearing God, hearken:
Study Bible
In Pisidian Antioch
15After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent word to them: “Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for the people, please speak.” 16Paul stood up, motioned with his hand, and began to speak: “Men of Israel and you Gentiles who fear God, listen to me! 17The God of the people of Israel chose our fathers. He made them into a great people during their stay in Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out of that land.…
Cross References
Luke 1:22
When he came out and was unable to speak to them, they realized he had seen a vision in the temple. He kept making signs to them but remained speechless.

Acts 10:2
He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to the people and prayed to God regularly.

Acts 12:17
Peter motioned with his hand for silence, and he described how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Send word to James and to the brothers," he said, and he left for another place.

Acts 13:26
Brothers, children of Abraham, and you Gentiles who fear God, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, give audience.

beckoning.

Acts 12:17
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

Acts 19:33
And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.

Acts 21:40
And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

Men.

Acts 13:26
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Acts 2:22
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 3:12
And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

and ye.

Acts 13:42,43,46
And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath…

Acts 10:2,35
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway…

1 Kings 8:40
That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.

give.

Acts 2:14
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Acts 22:1,22
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you…

Deuteronomy 32:46,47
And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law…







Lexicon
Paul
Παῦλος (Paulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

stood up,
Ἀναστὰς (Anastas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

motioned
κατασείσας (kataseisas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2678: From kata and seio; to sway downward, i.e. Make a signal.

with [his]
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hand,
χειρὶ (cheiri)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

[and] began to speak:
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Men
Ἄνδρες (Andres)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

[of] Israel
Ἰσραηλῖται (Israēlitai)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2475: An Israelite, one of the chosen people of Israel, a Jew. From Israel; an 'Israelite', i.e. Descendant of Israel.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[you Gentiles] who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fear
φοβούμενοι (phoboumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

God,
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

listen [to me]!
ἀκούσατε (akousate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.
(16) Beckoning with his hand.--The gesture was rather that of one who waves his hand to command silence and attention than what we commonly describe as beckoning. (Comp. Acts 12:17.) The graphic touch of description would seem to indicate, as does the full report of the speech, that they came in the first instance from one who had been present. A like touch is found again in connection with St. Paul in Acts 21:40. It was, probably, like the "fixing of the eye," in Acts 13:9, just one of the personal characteristics on which the painter-historian loved to dwell. We may assume, as almost certain, that throughout this journey St. Paul used Greek as the common medium of intercourse. The verbal coincidences in Acts 13:17-18, already referred to in the Note on Acts 13:15, make it, in this instance, absolutely certain.

Men of Israel, and ye that fear God.--The latter phrase denotes, as in Acts 10:2; Acts 10:22, those who, though in the synagogue, were of heathen origin, and had not become proselytes in the full sense of the term, but were known as the so-called "proselytes of the gate."

Give audience.--Literally, hear ye. The English phrase may be noted as an example of the use of the word "audience," which has since been applied to the persons who hear, in the old abstract sense of the act of hearing.

Verse 16. - And for then, A.V.; the for Ms, A.V.; hearken for give audience, A.V. Beckoning with the hand (see Acts 12:17, note). Ye that fear God; addressed to the devout heathen who attended the synagogue service (see Acts 10:2, note, and 22; ver. 43 of this chapter; Acts 15:21; 16:14; 17:4, 17; 18:7). 13:14-31 When we come together to worship God, we must do it, not only by prayer and praise, but by the reading and hearing of the word of God. The bare reading of the Scriptures in public assemblies is not enough; they should be expounded, and the people exhorted out of them. This is helping people in doing that which is necessary to make the word profitable, to apply it to themselves. Every thing is touched upon in this sermon, which might best prevail with Jews to receive and embrace Christ as the promised Messiah. And every view, however short or faint, of the Lord's dealings with his church, reminds us of his mercy and long-suffering, and of man's ingratitude and perverseness. Paul passes from David to the Son of David, and shows that this Jesus is his promised Seed; a Saviour to do that for them, which the judges of old could not do, to save them from their sins, their worst enemies. When the apostles preached Christ as the Saviour, they were so far from concealing his death, that they always preached Christ crucified. Our complete separation from sin, is represented by our being buried with Christ. But he rose again from the dead, and saw no corruption: this was the great truth to be preached.
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