Acts 16:7
New International Version
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.

New Living Translation
Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there.

English Standard Version
And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

Berean Study Bible
And when they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit them.

Berean Literal Bible
and having come down to Mysia, they were attempting to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

King James Bible
After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

New King James Version
After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.

New American Standard Bible
and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;

NASB 1995
and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;

NASB 1977
and when they had come to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;

Amplified Bible
and after they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;

Christian Standard Bible
When they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

American Standard Version
and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When they came to the region Musia, they desired to go from there to Bithunia and The Spirit of Yeshua did not permit them.

Contemporary English Version
After they arrived in Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not let them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were come into Mysia, they attempted to go into Bythynia, and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not.

English Revised Version
and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;

Good News Translation
When they reached the border of Mysia, they tried to go into the province of Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They went to the province of Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus wouldn't allow this.

International Standard Version
They went as far as Mysia and tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them,

Literal Standard Version
having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the Spirit did not permit them,

NET Bible
When they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to do this,

New Heart English Bible
When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

Weymouth New Testament
When they reached the frontier of Mysia, they were about to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit this.

World English Bible
When they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit didn't allow them.

Young's Literal Translation
having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the Spirit did not suffer them,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Vision of the Macedonian
6After the Holy Spirit had prevented them from speaking the word in the province of Asia, they traveled through the region of Phrygia and Galatia. 7And when they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit them. 8So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.…

Cross References
Luke 24:49
And behold, I am sending the promise of My Father upon you. But remain in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

Acts 8:29
The Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to that chariot and stay by it."

Acts 16:8
So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

Romans 8:9
You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"

Philippians 1:19
because I know that through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, my distress will turn out for my deliverance.

1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the elect who are exiles of the Dispersion throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen

1 Peter 1:11
trying to determine the time and setting to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.


Treasury of Scripture

After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

Bithynia.

1 Peter 1:1
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,









(7) They assayed to go into Bithynia.--The verse describes very vividly the uncertainty produced day by day by this conflict between human plans and divine direction. Bithynia, lying to the north, had, like Pontus, a considerable Jewish population scattered along its shores, and they were inclined to take that as their next field of labour. They were led on, however, as before, westward and not northward. There is no record of any considerable halt in this stage of their journey, and they probably found few favourable openings in a district which, for great part of the way, presented only unimportant villages. The use of the archaic form "assayed" for "essayed," or "attempted," calls for a word of notice. (Comp. Acts 9:26.)

The Spirit suffered them not.--The better MSS. and versions give the reading, "the Spirit of Jesus," which is of some dogmatic importance, as confirming the doctrine that the Spirit stands in the same relation to the Son as to the Father, and may therefore be spoken of either as the Spirit of God, or of Christ (Romans 8:9), or of Jesus.

Verse 7. - And when for after, A.V. and T.R.; come over against (κατὰ) for come to, A.V.; and the Spirit of Jesus for but the Spirit, A.V. and T.R. But the phrase, "the Spirit of Jesus," occurs nowhere in the New Testament, and is on that account very improbable here, though there is considerable manuscript authority for it. It is accepted by Meyer and Alford and Wordsworth, following Griesbach, Lachmann, Tischendorf, etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

when they came
ἐλθόντες (elthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to the border of
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Mysia,
Μυσίαν (Mysian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3465: Mysia, a region of Asia Minor.

they tried
ἐπείραζον (epeirazon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.

to enter
πορευθῆναι (poreuthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

Bithynia,
Βιθυνίαν (Bithynian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 978: Bithynia, a region of Asia.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Spirit
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

of Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

would not permit
εἴασεν (eiasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1439: To allow, permit, let alone, leave. Of uncertain affinity; to let be, i.e. Permit or leave alone.

them.
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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