Acts 17:17
New International Version
So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.

New Living Translation
He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.

English Standard Version
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.

Berean Study Bible
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, and in the marketplace with those he met each day.

Berean Literal Bible
So indeed he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and those worshiping, and in the marketplace on every day with those meeting him.

New American Standard Bible
So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.

King James Bible
Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

Christian Standard Bible
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God, as well as in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.

Contemporary English Version
He went to the synagogue to speak to the Jews and to anyone who worshiped with them. Day after day he also spoke to everyone he met in the market.

Good News Translation
So he held discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentiles who worshiped God, and also in the public square every day with the people who happened to come by.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.

International Standard Version
So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and other worshipers, as well as every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.

NET Bible
So he was addressing the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles in the synagogue, and in the marketplace every day those who happened to be there.

New Heart English Bible
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was speaking in a synagogue with the Jews and with those who were worshipers of God and in the market place with those who gathered everyday.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He held discussions in the synagogue with Jews and converts to Judaism. He also held discussions every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.

New American Standard 1977
So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews and with the devout persons and in the market daily with those that he met with.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

American King James Version
Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

American Standard Version
So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them that served God, and in the marketplace, every day with them that were there.

Darby Bible Translation
He reasoned therefore in the synagogue with the Jews, and those who worshipped, and in the market-place every day with those he met with.

English Revised Version
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore he disputed in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

Weymouth New Testament
So he had discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and the other worshippers, and in the market place, day after day, with those whom he happened to meet.

World English Bible
So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who met him.

Young's Literal Translation
therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the worshipping persons, and in the market-place every day with those who met with him.
Study Bible
Paul in Athens
16While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply disturbed in his spirit to see that the city was full of idols. 17So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, and in the marketplace with those he met each day. 18Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” while others said, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was proclaiming the good news of Jesus and the resurrection.…
Cross References
Acts 9:20
Saul promptly began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, declaring, "He is the Son of God."

Acts 13:43
After the synagogue was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who spoke to them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:50
The Jews, however, incited the religious women of prominence and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their district.

Acts 17:2
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 17:4
Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

disputed.

Acts 17:2-4
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, …

Acts 14:1-4
And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed…

devout.

Acts 8:2
And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

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

Acts 13:16
Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

daily.

Proverbs 1:20-22
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: …

Proverbs 8:1-4,34
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? …

Jeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.







Lexicon
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

he reasoned
διελέγετο (dielegeto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1256: To converse, address, preach, lecture; I argue, reason. Middle voice from dia and lego; to say thoroughly, i.e. Discuss.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
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.

synagogue
συναγωγῇ (synagōgē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4864: From sunago; an assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish 'synagogue'; by analogy, a Christian church.

with the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative 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.

Jews
Ἰουδαίοις (Ioudaiois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

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

God-fearing [Gentiles],
σεβομένοις (sebomenois)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4576: To reverence, worship, adore. Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to revere, i.e. Adore.

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

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
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.

marketplace
ἀγορᾷ (agora)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 58: From ageiro; properly, the town-square; by implication, a market or thoroughfare.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

those
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative 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.

he met
παρατυγχάνοντας (paratynchanontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3909: To come by chance, chance to meet. From para and tugchano; to chance near, i.e. Fall in with.

each
πᾶσαν (pasan)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

day.
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.
(17) And in the market daily.--To teach in the synagogue, and to gather the devout persons, i.e., the proselytes to whom the Law had been a schoolmaster, leading them to Christ, was after the usual pattern of St. Paul's work. The third mode of action, disputing in the market-place, the agora, which in every Greek city was the centre of its life, was a new experiment. He saw, we may believe, others so disputing; teachers of this or that school of philosophy, with listeners round them, debating glibly of the "highest good," and the "chief end" of life, and man's relation to the One and the All. Why should not he take part in the discussion, and lead those who were apparently in earnest in their inquiries to the truth which they were vainly seeking?

Verse 17. - So he reasoned for therefore disputed he, A.V.; and the devout for and with the devout, A.V.; market-place every day for market daily, A.V. Reasoned (διελέγετο, as in ver. 2; Acts 18:19 and Acts 24:12). "Disputed" gives the force of διαλέγεσθαι better than "reasoned," because the word in Plato, Thucydides, Xenophon, AElian, etc., is especially used of discussions and arguments in which two persons or more take part. Διάλεκτος is "discussion;" ἡ διαλεκτίκη is the art of drawing answers from your opponent to prove your conclusion; διάλαγος is a "dialogue" (see, however, Acts 20:7). The market-place. "The celebrated Ἀγορά, ... not far from the Pnyx, the Acropolis, and the Amopagus,... rich in noble statues, the central seat of commercial, forensic, and philosophic intercourse, as well as of the busy idleness of the loungers" (Meyer, in loc.). 17:16-21 Athens was then famed for polite learning, philosophy, and the fine arts; but none are more childish and superstitious, more impious, or more credulous, than some persons, deemed eminent for learning and ability. It was wholly given to idolatry. The zealous advocate for the cause of Christ will be ready to plead for it in all companies, as occasion offers. Most of these learned men took no notice of Paul; but some, whose principles were the most directly contrary to Christianity, made remarks upon him. The apostle ever dwelt upon two points, which are indeed the principal doctrines of Christianity, Christ and a future state; Christ our way, and heaven our end. They looked on this as very different from the knowledge for many ages taught and professed at Athens; they desire to know more of it, but only because it was new and strange. They led him to the place where judges sat who inquired into such matters. They asked about Paul's doctrine, not because it was good, but because it was new. Great talkers are always busy-bodies. They spend their time in nothing else, and a very uncomfortable account they have to give of their time who thus spend it. Time is precious, and we are concerned to employ it well, because eternity depends upon it, but much is wasted in unprofitable conversation.
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