Acts 28:22
New International Version
But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."

New Living Translation
But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere."

English Standard Version
But we desire to hear from you what your views are, for with regard to this sect we know that everywhere it is spoken against.”

Berean Study Bible
But we consider your views worth hearing, because we know that people everywhere are speaking against this sect.”

Berean Literal Bible
But we deem it worthy to hear from you what you think, for truly concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."

New American Standard Bible
"But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere."

King James Bible
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

Christian Standard Bible
But we want to hear what your views are, since we know that people everywhere are speaking against this sect."

Contemporary English Version
But we would like to hear what you have to say. We understand that people everywhere are against this new group."

Good News Translation
But we would like to hear your ideas, because we know that everywhere people speak against this party to which you belong."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we would like to hear from you what you think. For concerning this sect, we are aware that it is spoken against everywhere."

International Standard Version
However, we'd like to hear from you what you believe, because people are talking against this sect everywhere."

NET Bible
But we would like to hear from you what you think, for regarding this sect we know that people everywhere speak against it."

New Heart English Bible
But we desire to hear from you what you think. For, as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But we desire to hear from you what you think, because we know this teaching is not accepted by anyone.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, we would like to hear what you think. We know that everywhere people are talking against this sect."

New American Standard 1977
“But we desire to hear from you what your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest; for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.

King James 2000 Bible
But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against.

American King James Version
But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

American Standard Version
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest; for as concerning this sect, we know that it is every where contradicted.

Darby Bible Translation
But we beg to hear of thee what thou thinkest, for as concerning this sect it is known to us that it is everywhere spoken against.

English Revised Version
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.

Webster's Bible Translation
But we desire to hear from thee, what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

Weymouth New Testament
But we should be glad to hear from you what it is that you believe; for as for this sect all we know is that it is everywhere spoken against."

World English Bible
But we desire to hear from you what you think. For, as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against."

Young's Literal Translation
and we think it good from thee to hear what thou dost think, for, indeed, concerning this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against;'
Study Bible
Paul Preaches at Rome
21The leaders replied, “We have not received any letters about you from Judea, nor have any of the brothers from there reported or even mentioned anything bad about you. 22But we consider your views worth hearing, because we know that people everywhere are speaking against this sect.” 23So they set a day to meet with Paul, and many people came to the place he was staying. He expounded to them from morning to evening, testifying about the kingdom of God and persuading them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.…
Cross References
Acts 15:5
But some believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and declared, "The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to obey the Law of Moses."

Acts 24:14
I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world.

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

1 Peter 4:16
But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear that name.

Treasury of Scripture

But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

for.

Acts 16:20,21
And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, …

Acts 17:6,7
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; …

Acts 24:5,6,14
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: …

sect.

Acts 5:17
Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

Acts 15:5
But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 26:5
Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.







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

we consider
ἀξιοῦμεν (axioumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 515: To account or treat as worthy. From axios; to deem entitled or fit.

your views
φρονεῖς (phroneis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5426: (a) I think, (b) I think, judge, (c) I direct the mind to, seek for, (d) I observe, (e) I care for.

{worth} hearing,
ἀκοῦσαι (akousai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

we
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

know
γνωστὸν (gnōston)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1110: Known, an acquaintance. From ginosko; well-known.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[people] everywhere
πανταχοῦ (pantachou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3837: Everywhere, in all places. Genitive case of a presumed derivative of pas; universally.

are speaking against
ἀντιλέγεται (antilegetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 483: To speak or say in opposition, contradict (oppose, resist). From anti and lego; to dispute, refuse.

this
ταύτης (tautēs)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

sect.”
αἱρέσεως (haireseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 139: From haireomai; properly, a choice, i.e. a party or disunion.
(22) We desire . . . as concerning this sect . . .--Better, we request of thee. The term is that which had been used by Tertullus when he spoke of the "sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5). The speakers had clearly heard enough of the prisoner to identify him with that sect, but they treat him personally with respect, probably due in part to the favour which the authorities had shown him, and wish for an authoritative exposition of his views. The Christians of Rome had obviously, even if they were Jews, withdrawn from the Jewish quarter, and the residents in that quarter knew of them only by reports. What was the nature of those reports we can only conjecture. They were, as the speakers say, "everywhere spoken against." The darker calumnies which were propagated afterwards--stories of Thyestean (i.e., cannibal) banquets and licentious orgies--may possibly have been even then whispered from ear to ear. In any case the Christians of the empire would be known as abandoning circumcision and other Jewish ordinances, leading a separate life, holding meetings which were more or less secret, worshipping One who had been crucified as a malefactor. They were already, as Tacitus describes them, speaking of their sufferings under Nero, known as holding an exitiabilis superstitio ("a detestable superstition"), guilty of atrocia et pudenda, odio humani generis convicti ("atrocious and shameful crimes, convicted by the hatred of mankind") (Ann. xv. 44), or as Suetonius writes (Nero, c. 16), as a genus hominum superstitionis nov? et malefic? ("a race of men holding a new and criminal superstition"). It is conceivable, looking to the early date at which such rumours were current, that even then there may have been caricatures like that which was found among the graffiti of the Palace of the Caesars (now in the Collegio Romano), representing Alexamenos, a Christian convert, worshipping his god, in the form of a crucified human figure with an ass's head. Tertullian (A.D. 160-240) mentions such caricatures as current in his time (Apol. c. 16), and the story that the Jews worshipped an ass's head, which we know to have been accepted at this very time (Jos. cont. Apion. ii. 7; Tacit Hist. v. 4), would naturally be transferred to the Christians, who were regarded as a sect of Jews. In Tertullian's time Asinarii ("ass-worshippers") was a common term of abuse for them.

Verse 22. - It is known to us for we know, A.V. We desire (ἀξιοῦμεν); or, we are willing; literally, think it right (so Acts 16:38). Ηξίου, followed by a negative, means "was unwilling." It has this sense frequently in Xenophon, AElian, Josephus, and other Greek writers (see Kuinoel, on Acts 16:30). This sect (τῆς αἱρέσεως ταύτης); see Acts 24:5, 14, notes. It is known to us; i.e. though we have heard nothing against you Paul, we have heard of the sect of the Nazarenes and have heard nothing but harm concerning it. Spoken against (ἀντιλέγεται); see Acts 13:45; ver. 19; Romans 10:21; Titus 1:9. It is called a "superstitio prava, malefica, exitiabilis" (Pliny, 'Ep.,' 10:96; Suetonius, 'Nero,' 16; Tacitus, 'Annal.,' 15:44; 'Speaker's Commentary'). 28:17-22 It was for the honour of Paul that those who examined his case, acquitted him. In his appeal he sought not to accuse his nation, but only to clear himself. True Christianity settles what is of common concern to all mankind, and is not built upon narrow opinions and private interests. It aims at no worldly benefit or advantage, but all its gains are spiritual and eternal. It is, and always has been, the lot of Christ's holy religion, to be every where spoken against. Look through every town and village where Christ is exalted as the only Saviour of mankind, and where the people are called to follow him in newness of life, and we see those who give themselves up to Christ, still called a sect, a party, and reproached. And this is the treatment they are sure to receive, so long as there shall continue an ungodly man upon earth.
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