Acts 21:14
New International Version
When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."

New Living Translation
When it was clear that we couldn't persuade him, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done."

English Standard Version
And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “Let the will of the Lord be done.”

Berean Study Bible
When he would not be dissuaded, we fell silent and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”

Berean Literal Bible
And of him not being persuaded, we were silent, having said, "The will of the Lord be done."

New American Standard Bible
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!"

King James Bible
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Christian Standard Bible
Since he would not be persuaded, we said no more except, "The Lord's will be done."

Contemporary English Version
Since we could not get Paul to change his mind, we gave up and prayed, "Lord, please make us willing to do what you want."

Good News Translation
We could not convince him, so we gave up and said, "May the Lord's will be done."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"

International Standard Version
When he could not be persuaded otherwise, we remained silent except to say, "May the Lord's will be done."

NET Bible
Because he could not be persuaded, we said no more except, "The Lord's will be done."

New Heart English Bible
When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The Lord's will be done."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was not persuaded by us, we ceased, and we said, “The will of our Lord be done.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Paul could not be persuaded, we dropped the issue and said, "May the Lord's will be done."

New American Standard 1977
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “The will of the Lord be done!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, Let the will of the Lord be done.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

American King James Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

American Standard Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when we could not persuade him, we ceased, saying: The will of the Lord be done.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he would not be persuaded, we were silent, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

English Revised Version
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

Weymouth New Testament
So when he was not to be dissuaded, we ceased remonstrating with him and said, "The Lord's will be done!"

World English Bible
When he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, "The Lord's will be done."

Young's Literal Translation
and he not being persuaded, we were silent, saying, 'The will of the Lord be done.'
Study Bible
Paul Visits Philip the Evangelist
13Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” 14When he would not be dissuaded, we fell silent and said, “The Lord’s will be done.” 15After these days, we packed up and went on to Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Ruth 1:18
When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped trying to persuade her.

Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 22:42
"Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done."

Treasury of Scripture

And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

The will.

Genesis 43:14
And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

2 Samuel 15:25,26
And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation: …







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

he
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

would not be dissuaded,
πειθομένου (peithomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

we fell silent
ἡσυχάσαμεν (hēsychasamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2270: From the same as hesuchios; to keep still, i.e. Refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech.

[and] said,
εἰπόντες (eipontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“The
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter 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.

Lord’s
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

will
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

be done.”
γινέσθω (ginesthō)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
(14) The will of the Lord be done.--It is, perhaps, too much to see in these words an acceptance of his purpose as being in accordance with the will of the Lord. They were the natural expressions of resignation to what was seen to be inevitable, possibly used as a quotation from the prayer which the Lord had taught the disciples, and which He had used Himself (Luke 22:42).

Verse 14. - The will of the Lord, etc. A beautiful application of the petition in the Lord's prayer, "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (comp. Luke 22:42). 21:8-18 Paul had express warning of his troubles, that when they came, they might be no surprise or terror to him. The general notice given us, that through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God, should be of the same use to us. Their weeping began to weaken and slacken his resolution Has not our Master told us to take up our cross? It was a trouble to him, that they should so earnestly press him to do that in which he could not gratify them without wronging his conscience. When we see trouble coming, it becomes us to say, not only, The will of the Lord must be done, and there is no remedy; but, Let the will of the Lord be done; for his will is his wisdom, and he doeth all according to the counsel of it. When a trouble is come, this must allay our griefs, that the will of the Lord is done; when we see it coming, this must silence our fears, that the will of the Lord shall be done; and we ought to say, Amen, let it be done. It is honourable to be an old disciple of Jesus Christ, to have been enabled by the grace of God to continue long in a course of duty, stedfast in the faith, growing more and more experienced, to a good old age. And with these old disciples one would choose to lodge; for the multitude of their years shall teach wisdom. Many brethren at Jerusalem received Paul gladly. We think, perhaps, that if we had him among us, we should gladly receive him; but we should not, if, having his doctrine, we do not gladly receive that.
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