Acts 9:29
New International Version
He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him.

New Living Translation
He debated with some Greek-speaking Jews, but they tried to murder him.

English Standard Version
And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him.

Berean Study Bible
He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was speaking and was debating with the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him.

King James Bible
And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

New King James Version
And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him.

New American Standard Bible
And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

NASB 1995
And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

NASB 1977
And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.

Amplified Bible
He was talking and arguing with the Hellenists (Greek-speaking Jews); but they were attempting to kill him.

Christian Standard Bible
He conversed and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He conversed and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they attempted to kill him.

American Standard Version
preaching boldly in the name of the Lord: and he spake and disputed against the Grecian Jews; but they were seeking to kill him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was speaking in the name of Yeshua openly and disputing with the Jews who knew Greek, but they were seeking to kill him.

Contemporary English Version
He was always arguing with the Jews who spoke Greek, and so they tried to kill him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He spoke also to the Gentiles, and disputed with the Greeks; but they sought to kill him.

English Revised Version
preaching boldly in the name of the Lord: and he spake and disputed against the Grecian Jews; but they went about to kill him.

Good News Translation
He also talked and disputed with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they tried to kill him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He talked and argued with Greek-speaking Jews, but they tried to murder him.

International Standard Version
He kept talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews, but they were bent on murdering him.

Literal Standard Version
and speaking boldly in the Name of the Lord Jesus; he was both speaking and disputing with the Hellenists, and they were taking in hand to kill him,

NET Bible
He was speaking and debating with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they were trying to kill him.

New Heart English Bible
He spoke and disputed against the Hellenists, but they were seeking to kill him.

Weymouth New Testament
and speaking fearlessly in the name of the Lord. And he often talked with the Hellenists and had discussions with them.

World English Bible
preaching boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus. He spoke and disputed against the Hellenists, but they were seeking to kill him.

Young's Literal Translation
and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, he was both speaking and disputing with the Hellenists, and they were taking in hand to kill him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Saul in Jerusalem
28So Saul stayed with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.…

Cross References
Acts 6:1
In those days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Grecian Jews among them began to grumble against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 9:27
Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and described how Saul had seen the Lord, who spoke to him on the road to Damascus, and how Saul had spoken boldly in that city in the name of Jesus.

Acts 9:28
So Saul stayed with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.

Acts 22:18
and saw the Lord saying to me, 'Hurry! Leave Jerusalem quickly, because the people here will not accept your testimony about Me.'


Treasury of Scripture

And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

he spake.

Acts 9:20-22,27
And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God…

disputed.

Acts 6:9,10
Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen…

Acts 17:17
Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

Acts 18:19
And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

Grecians.

Acts 6:1
And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

Acts 11:20
And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

but.

Acts 9:23
And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

2 Corinthians 11:26
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;









(29) Disputed against the Grecians.--It will be remembered that it was as the leader of the Hellenistic-Jews of the synagogue named in Acts 6:9 that Saul had first appeared in the history of the Church. Now, it would seem, he sought to undo the evil that he had then wrought, by preaching to them the faith which he had then opposed, and presenting, we may well believe, the very aspects of the truth that had been most prominent in Stephen's teaching, and which, therefore, now, as then, roused them to a passionate frenzy. Twice, within a few weeks, the Apostle's life was in danger.

Verse 29. - Preaching boldly, etc, the and of the T.R. is omitted, and this clause connected with the preceding one; the Lord for the Lord Jesus, A.V. and T.R.; he spake for he spake boldly, A.V. (The παῥῤησιαζόμενος (translated preaching boldly) ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Κυρίου, is in the R.T. separated from ἐλάλει); the Grecian Jews for the Grecians, A.V., as in Acts 6:1; to kill for to slay, A.V. The Grecian Jews; or, Hellenists (margin). St. Stephen was a Hellenist, and it was among the Hellenists that his evangelical labors elderly lay and from whose enmity he met his death. Saul showed his dauntless spirit, and perhaps his deep compunction at the part he had taken in Stephen's death, by thus encountering their bitter and unrelenting enmity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He talked
ἐλάλει (elalei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

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

debated
συνεζήτει (synezētei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4802: To seek together, discuss, dispute. From sun and zeteo; to investigate jointly, i.e. Discuss, controvert, cavil.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative 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.

Grecian Jews,
Ἑλληνιστάς (Hellēnistas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1675: From a derivative of Hellen; a Hellenist or Greek-speaking Jew.

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

they tried
ἐπεχείρουν (epecheiroun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2021: To take in hand, attempt. From epi and cheir; to put the hand upon, i.e. Undertake.

to kill
ἀνελεῖν (anelein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 337: From ana and haireomai; to take up, i.e. Adopt; by implication, to take away, i.e. Abolish, murder.

him.
αὐτόν (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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