Acts 25:19
New International Version
Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive.

New Living Translation
Instead, it was something about their religion and a dead man named Jesus, who Paul insists is alive.

English Standard Version
Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive.

Berean Study Bible
They only had some contentions with him regarding their own religion and a certain Jesus who had died, but whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Berean Literal Bible
But they had certain questions against him concerning their own religion and concerning a certain Jesus having been dead, whom Paul was affirming to be alive.

New American Standard Bible
but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.

King James Bible
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man Paul claimed to be alive.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, they argued with him about some of their beliefs and about a dead man named Jesus, who Paul said was alive.

Good News Translation
All they had were some arguments with him about their own religion and about a man named Jesus, who has died; but Paul claims that he is alive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead they had some disagreements with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, a dead man Paul claimed to be alive.

International Standard Version
Instead, they had several arguments with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus who had died—but Paul kept asserting he was alive.

NET Bible
Rather they had several points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a man named Jesus who was dead, whom Paul claimed to be alive.

New Heart English Bible
but had certain questions against him about their own religion, and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But they had inquiries of one thing or another about their religion and about Yeshua, a man who had died, who Paulus was saying is alive.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were disputing with him about their own religion and about some man named Jesus who had died. But Paul claimed that Jesus is alive.

New American Standard 1977
but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a certain dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

King James 2000 Bible
But had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

American King James Version
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

American Standard Version
but had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But had certain questions of their own superstition against him, and of one Jesus deceased, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Darby Bible Translation
but had against him certain questions of their own system of worship, and concerning a certain Jesus who is dead, whom Paul affirmed to be living.

English Revised Version
but had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Weymouth New Testament
But they quarrelled with him about certain matters connected with their own religion, and about one Jesus who had died, but--so Paul persistently maintained--is now alive.

World English Bible
but had certain questions against him about their own religion, and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Young's Literal Translation
but certain questions concerning their own religion they had against him, and concerning a certain Jesus who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive;
Study Bible
Festus Consults King Agrippa
18But when his accusers rose to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. 19They only had some contentions with him regarding their own religion and a certain Jesus who had died, but whom Paul affirmed to be alive. 20Since I was at a loss as to how to investigate these matters, I asked if he was willing to go to Jerusalem and be tried there on these charges.…
Cross References
Acts 17:22
Then Paul stood up before the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious.

Acts 18:15
But 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."

Acts 23:29
I found that the accusation involved questions about their own Law, but there was no charge worthy of death or imprisonment.

Acts 25:18
But when his accusers rose to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected.

Acts 26:3
especially since you are acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. I beg you, therefore, to listen to me patiently.

Treasury of Scripture

But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

certain.

Acts 25:7
And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

Acts 18:15,19
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters

Acts 23:29
Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.

superstition.

Acts 17:22,23
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…

which.

Acts 1:22
Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

Acts 2:32
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 17:31
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.







Lexicon
They only had
εἶχον (eichon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

some
τινα (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

contentions
ζητήματα (zētēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2213: A question, subject of inquiry, dispute. From zeteo; a search, i.e. a debate.

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.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

regarding
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.

[their]
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.

own
ἰδίας (idias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

religion
δεισιδαιμονίας (deisidaimonias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1175: Religion in general; in a bad sense: superstition. From the same as deisidaimonesteros; religion.

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

a certain
τινος (tinos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

[who] had died,
τεθνηκότος (tethnēkotos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2348: To die, be dying, be dead. A strengthened form of a simpler primary thano than'-o; to die.

[but] whom
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

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

affirmed
ἔφασκεν (ephasken)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5335: To assert, affirm, profess. Prolongation from the same as phemi; to assert.

to be alive.
ζῆν (zēn)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.
(19) Certain questions against him of their own superstition.--The word is of the same import as that used by St. Paul in Acts 17:22 (where see Note), and the use here shows its comparatively neutral character. Festus was speaking to a Jewish king, and would not knowingly have used an offensive term. He falls back, accordingly, upon one which an outsider might use of any local religion which he did not himself accept. What follows shows that he looked on St. Paul as not merely affirming, with other Pharisees, the general doctrine of a resurrection, but as connecting it with the specific witness that Jesus had risen from the dead.

Verse 19. - Religion for superstition, A.V.; who for which, A.V. Certain questions ζήτηματα); Acts 15:2; Acts 18:15; Acts 23:29, etc. Religion (δεισιδαιμονία); see Acts 17:22, δεισιδαιμονεστέρους, where there is the same doubt as here whether to take it in a good sense or a bad one. Here, as Festus, a man of the world, was speaking to a king who was a Jew, he is not likely to have intended to use an offensive phrase. So it is best to render it "religion," as the R.V. does. But Bishop Wordsworth renders τῆς ἰδίας δεισιδαιμονίας his own superstition, Paul's, which agrees with the context. These details must have been among those "complaints" spoken of in ver. 7. Whom Paul affirmed to be alive. Notice the stress constantly laid by the apostle upon the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. If his own superstition is the right rendering, we have here the nature of it, in Festus's view, belief in the resurrection of Jesus. 25:13-27 Agrippa had the government of Galilee. How many unjust and hasty judgments the Roman maxim, ver. 16, condemn! This heathen, guided only by the light of nature, followed law and custom exactly, yet how many Christians will not follow the rules of truth, justice, and charity, in judging their brethren! The questions about God's worship, the way of salvation, and the truths of the gospel, may appear doubtful and without interest, to worldly men and mere politicians. See how slightly this Roman speaks of Christ, and of the great controversy between the Jews and the Christians. But the day is at hand when Festus and the whole world will see, that all the concerns of the Roman empire were but trifles and of no consequence, compared with this question of Christ's resurrection. Those who have had means of instruction, and have despised them, will be awfully convinced of their sin and folly. Here was a noble assembly brought together to hear the truths of the gospel, though they only meant to gratify their curiosity by attending to the defence of a prisoner. Many, even now, attend at the places of hearing the word of God with great pomp, and too often with no better motive than curiosity. And though ministers do not now stand as prisoners to make a defence for their lives, yet numbers affect to sit in judgment upon them, desirous to make them offenders for a word, rather than to learn from them the truth and will of God, for the salvation of their souls But the pomp of this appearance was outshone by the real glory of the poor prisoner at the bar. What was the honour of their fine appearance, compared with that of Paul's wisdom, and grace, and holiness; his courage and constancy in suffering for Christ! It is no small mercy to have God clear up our righteousness as the light, and our just dealing as the noon-day; to have nothing certain laid to our charge. And God makes even the enemies of his people to do them right.
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