Acts 18:16
New International Version
So he drove them off.

New Living Translation
And he threw them out of the courtroom.

English Standard Version
And he drove them from the tribunal.

Berean Study Bible
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Berean Literal Bible
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

King James Bible
And he drave them from the judgment seat.

New King James Version
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

New American Standard Bible
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

NASB 1995
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

NASB 1977
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Amplified Bible
And he drove them away from the judgment seat.

Christian Standard Bible
So he drove them from the tribunal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he drove them from the judge's bench.

American Standard Version
And he drove them from the judgment-seat.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he expelled them from his judgment seat.

Contemporary English Version
Then he sent them out of the court.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he drove them from the judgment seat.

English Revised Version
And he drave them from the judgment-seat.

Good News Translation
And he drove them out of the court.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Gallio had them forced out of his court.

International Standard Version
So he drove them away from the judge's seat.

Literal Standard Version
and he drives them from the judgment seat;

NET Bible
Then he had them forced away from the judgment seat.

New Heart English Bible
He drove them from the judgment seat.

Weymouth New Testament
So he ordered them out of court.

World English Bible
He drove them from the judgment seat.

Young's Literal Translation
and he drave them from the tribunal;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul Before Gallio
15But since it is a dispute about words and names and your own law, settle it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of such things.” 16And he drove them away from the judgment seat. 17At this, the crowd seized Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But none of this was of concern to Gallio.…

Cross References
Matthew 27:19
While Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: "Have nothing to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered terribly in a dream today because of Him."

Acts 18:17
At this, the crowd seized Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But none of this was of concern to Gallio.


Treasury of Scripture

And he drove them from the judgment seat.

Psalm 76:10
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Romans 13:3,4
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: …

Revelation 12:16
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.









(16) He drove them from the judgment seat.--The words imply a magisterial act. The order was given to the lictors to clear the court, and the Jews, who did not immediately retreat were exposed to the ignominy of blows from their rods.

Verse 16. - And he drave them; ἀπήλασεν, found only here in the New Testament or LXX. But it is used by Demosthenes and Plutarch in exactly the same connection: ἀπὸ τοῦ συνεδρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ βήματος (Demosthenes, 1373,12; Plutarch, ' Marcell.,' p. 410, in Schleusner). It implies the ignominious dismissal of the case, without its being even tried. The judgment seat (βῆμα); the proconsular place of judgment. The βῆμα (here and ver. 12) was properly the "raised space," or "tribune," on which, in the case of a consul, proconsul, or praetor, the sella curulis was placed on which he sat and gave judgment. It was usually a kind of apse to the basilica. In Matthew 27:19; John 19:13, and, indeed, here and elsewhere, it seems to be used, generally, for the judgment-seat itself (see Acts 25:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

he drove
ἀπήλασεν (apēlasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 556: To drive away. From apo and elauno; to dismiss.

them {away}
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.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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.

judgment seat.
βήματος (bēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 968: From the base of basis; a step, i.e. Foot-breath; by implication, a rostrum, i.e. A tribunal.


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