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.

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

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.

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

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

Good News Translation
He also talked and disputed with the Greek-speaking 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.

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

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Greeks; but they went about to slay him,

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Hellenists: but they went about to slay him.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with the Hellenists; 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay 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,
Study Bible
Saul in Jerusalem
28So Saul stayed with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29He 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 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;







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

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

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

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.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1675: From a derivative of Hellen; a Hellenist or Greek-speaking Jew.

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

they tried
ἐπεχείρουν (epecheiroun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 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.
(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. 9:23-31 When we enter into the way of God, we must look for trials; but the Lord knows how to deliver the godly, and will, with the temptation, also make a way to escape. Though Saul's conversion was and is a proof of the truth of Christianity, yet it could not, of itself, convert one soul at enmity with the truth; for nothing can produce true faith, but that power which new-creates the heart. Believers are apt to be too suspicious of those against whom they have prejudices. The world is full of deceit, and it is necessary to be cautious, but we must exercise charity, 1Co 13:5. The Lord will clear up the characters of true believers; and he will bring them to his people, and often gives them opportunities of bearing testimony to his truth, before those who once witnessed their hatred to it. Christ now appeared to Saul, and ordered him to go quickly out of Jerusalem, for he must be sent to the Gentiles: see ch. 22:21. Christ's witnesses cannot be slain till they have finished their testimony. The persecutions were stayed. The professors of the gospel walked uprightly, and enjoyed much comfort from the Holy Ghost, in the hope and peace of the gospel, and others were won over to them. They lived upon the comfort of the Holy Ghost, not only in the days of trouble and affliction, but in days of rest and prosperity. Those are most likely to walk cheerfully, who walk circumspectly.
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