Acts 13:7
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English Standard Version
He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.

King James Bible
Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

American Standard Version
who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who was with the proconsul Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He sending for Barnabas and Saul, desired to hear the word of God.

English Revised Version
which was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

Weymouth New Testament
who was a friend of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus. The Proconsul was a man of keen intelligence. He sent for Barnabas and Saul, and asked to be told God's Message.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The deputy (ἀνθυπάτῳ)

Better, Rev., proconsul. See Introduction to Luke, on Luke's accuracy in designating public officers.

Sergius Paulus

Di Cesnola relates the discovery at Soli, which, next to Salamis, was the most important city in the island, of a slab with a Greek inscription containing the name of Paulus, proconsul.

Prudent (συνετῷ)

Better, as Rev., a man of understanding. See on Matthew 11:25.

Acts 13:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the deputy.

Acts 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...

Acts 19:38 Why if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies...

a prudent.

Acts 17:11,12 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

Proverbs 14:8,15,18 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit...

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Cross References
Acts 13:8
But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Acts 13:12
Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Acts 18:12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal,

Acts 19:38
If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another.

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