Acts 19:8
New International Version
Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

New Living Translation
Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached boldly for the next three months, arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God.

English Standard Version
And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Berean Study Bible
Then Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And having entered into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them concerning the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

King James Bible
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Christian Standard Bible
Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a period of three months, arguing and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Contemporary English Version
For three months Paul went to the synagogue and talked bravely with the people about God's kingdom. He tried to win them over,

Good News Translation
Paul went into the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly with the people, holding discussions with them and trying to convince them about the Kingdom of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he entered the synagogue and spoke boldly over a period of three months, engaging in discussion and trying to persuade them about the things of the kingdom of God.

International Standard Version
He went into the synagogue and spoke there boldly for three months, holding discussions and persuading those who heard him about the kingdom of God.

NET Bible
So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God.

New Heart English Bible
He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Paulus was entering the synagogue and he was speaking publicly three months and persuading concerning The Kingdom of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For three months Paul would go into the synagogue and speak boldly. He had discussions with people to convince them about the kingdom of God.

New American Standard 1977
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went into the synagogue and spoke freely for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, arguing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

American King James Version
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

American Standard Version
And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and exhorting concerning the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And entering into the synagogue, he spoke boldly during three months, reasoning and persuading [the things] concerning the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Afterwards he went into the synagogue. There for three months he continued to preach fearlessly, explaining in words which carried conviction the truths which concern the Kingdom of God.

World English Bible
He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.

Young's Literal Translation
And having gone into the synagogue, he was speaking boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading the things concerning the reign of God,
Study Bible
Paul Ministers in Ephesus
7There were about twelve men in all. 8Then Paul went into the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9But 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.…
Cross References
Acts 1:3
After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

Acts 9:20
Saul promptly began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, declaring, "He is the Son of God."

Acts 18:26
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him in and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

Acts 19:7
There were about twelve men in all.

Acts 19:10
This continued for two years, so that everyone who lived in the province of Asia, Jews and Greeks alike, heard the word of the Lord.

Acts 20:31
Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Treasury of Scripture

And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

went.

Acts 13:14,46
But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down…

Acts 14:1
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.

Acts 26:22,23
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: …

disputing.

Acts 19:9
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Acts 1:3
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Acts 9:20-22
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God…







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

[Paul] went
Εἰσελθὼν (Eiselthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative 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
συναγωγὴν (synagōgēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4864: From sunago; an assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish 'synagogue'; by analogy, a Christian church.

[and] spoke boldly [there]
ἐπαρρησιάζετο (eparrēsiazeto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3955: To speak freely, boldly; To be confident.

for
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

three
τρεῖς (treis)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

months,
μῆνας (mēnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3376: A (lunar) month. A primary word; a month.

arguing
διαλεγόμενος (dialegomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine 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.

persuasively
πείθων (peithōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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.

kingdom
βασιλείας (basileias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(8) Spake boldly for the space of three months.--We pause for a moment to think of the amount of work of all kinds implied in this short record. The daily labour as a tent-maker went on as before (Acts 20:34), probably still in partnership with Aquila and Priscilla. The Sabbaths saw him evening and morning in the synagogue preaching, as he had done elsewhere, that Jesus was the Christ, and setting forth the nature of His work and the laws of His kingdom.

Verse 8. - Entered for went, A.V.; reasoning for disputing, A.V. (διαλεγόμενος, as ver. 9 and Acts 17:2, 17; Acts 18:4, 19, etc.); as to the things for the things, A.V. This last is a needless change, since πείθειν properly governs an accusative of the things persuaded or taught, and it is a right English use of "to persuade" to apply it to the thing inculcated. For the use of the phrase "the kingdom of God" as a compendious description of Christian doctrine, see Acts 1:3; Acts 8:12; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:23. St. Luke uses the phrase very frequently (Luke 6:20; Luke 8:10; Luke 9:27, 60, 62; Luke 10:11; Luke 11:20; Luke 13:20, 28; Luke 16:16; Luke 17:20; Luke 21:31, etc.). 19:8-12 When arguments and persuasions only harden men in unbelief and blasphemy, we must separate ourselves and others from such unholy company. God was pleased to confirm the teaching of these holy men of old, that if their hearers believed them not, they might believe the works.
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