Acts 19:30
New International Version
Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the disciples would not let him.

New Living Translation
Paul wanted to go in, too, but the believers wouldn’t let him.

English Standard Version
But when Paul wished to go in among the crowd, the disciples would not let him.

Berean Study Bible
Paul wanted to go before the assembly, but the disciples would not allow him.

Berean Literal Bible
But of Paul intending to go in to the people, the disciples would not allow him.

King James Bible
And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

New King James Version
And when Paul wanted to go in to the people, the disciples would not allow him.

New American Standard Bible
And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him.

NASB 1995
And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him.

NASB 1977
And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him.

Amplified Bible
Paul wanted to go into the [pagan] assembly, but the disciples would not let him.

Christian Standard Bible
Although Paul wanted to go in before the people, the disciples did not let him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though Paul wanted to go in before the people, the disciples did not let him.

American Standard Version
And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Paulus had wanted to enter the theater and the disciples restrained him.

Contemporary English Version
Paul wanted to go out and speak to the people, but the Lord's followers would not let him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

English Revised Version
And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

Good News Translation
Paul himself wanted to go before the crowd, but the believers would not let him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Paul wanted to go into the crowd, but his disciples wouldn't let him.

International Standard Version
Paul wanted to go into the crowd, but the disciples wouldn't let him.

Literal Standard Version
And on Paul’s resolving to enter in to the populace, the disciples were not permitting him,

NET Bible
But when Paul wanted to enter the public assembly, the disciples would not let him.

New Heart English Bible
When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples did not allow him.

Weymouth New Testament
Then Paul would have liked to go in and address the people, but the disciples would not let him do so.

World English Bible
When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples didn't allow him.

Young's Literal Translation
And on Paul's purposing to enter in unto the populace, the disciples were not suffering him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Riot in Ephesus
29Soon the whole city was in disarray. They rushed together into the theatre, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia. 30 Paul wanted to go before the assembly, but the disciples would not allow him. 31Even some of Paul’s friends who were officials of the province of Asia sent word to him, begging him not to venture into the theatre.…

Cross References
Acts 19:9
But when some of them stubbornly refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way, Paul took his disciples and left the synagogue to conduct daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

Acts 19:31
Even some of Paul's friends who were officials of the province of Asia sent word to him, begging him not to venture into the theatre.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Paul would have entered in to the people, the disciples suffered him not.

Paul.

Acts 14:14-18
Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, …

Acts 17:22-31
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious…

Acts 21:39
But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

the disciples.

2 Samuel 18:2,3
And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also…

2 Samuel 21:17
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.









(30) When Paul would have entered in . . .--We almost see the impetuous zeal which urged the Apostle not to leave his companions to bear the brunt of the attack alone, and the anxious fear which made his friends eager to prevent a step which would probably endanger his own life without helping his friends. He refers probably to this when he speaks of having, as far as man was concerned, "fought with beasts at Ephesus" (1Corinthians 15:32); not that there was any actual danger of martyrdom in that form, but that the multitude in their fanatic rage presented as formidable an ordeal. So Ignatius (Ep. ad Rom. c. 3) speaks of himself as "fighting with wild beasts" (using the same word as St. Paul), and describes the soldiers who kept guard over him in his journey from Antioch to Rome as the "ten leopards" who were his companions.

Verse 30. - Was minded to enter for would have entered, A.V. With the courage of a pure conscience, conscious of no wrong, and therefore fearing no wrong, Paul would have gone straight to the theatre, and cast in his lot with Gaius and Aristarchus; but the disciples, knowing the savage temper of the multitude, dissuaded him; and when their entreaties were backed by the magistrates, Paul thought it his duty to yield. To enter in unto the people. Αἰσελθεῖν, or προσελθεῖν εἰς ἐπὶ τὸν δῆμον or τῷ δήμῳ are phrases implying the intention of pleading his cause before them (see Schleusner and Kuinoel, on Acts 19:30).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

wanted
βουλομένου (boulomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 1014: To will, intend, desire, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will, ' i.e. be willing.

to go before
εἰσελθεῖν (eiselthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

assembly,
δῆμον (dēmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1218: From deo; the public.

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

disciples
μαθηταί (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

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

him.
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
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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