Acts 17:4
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English Standard Version
And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.

King James Bible
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

American Standard Version
And some of them were persuaded, and consorted with Paul and Silas, and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some of them believed, and were associated to Paul and Silas; and of those that served God, and of the Gentiles a great multitude, and of noble women not a few.

English Revised Version
And some of them were persuaded, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

Webster's Bible Translation
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas: and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

Weymouth New Testament
Some of the people were won over, and attached themselves to Paul and Silas, including many God-fearing Greeks and not a few gentlewomen of high rank.

Acts 17:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Consorted with (προσεκληρώθησαν)

Only here in New Testament. More strictly, "were added or allotted to."

Chief women

The position of women in Macedonia seems to have been exceptional. Popular prejudice, and the verdict of Grecian wisdom in its best age, asserted her natural inferiority. The Athenian law provided that everything which a man might do by the counsel or request of a woman should be null in law. She was little better than a slave. To educate her was to advertise her as a harlot. Her companions were principally children and slaves. In Macedonia, however, monuments were erected to women by public bodies; and records of male proper names are found, in Macedonian inscriptions, formed on the mother's name instead of on the father's. Macedonian women were permitted to hold property, and were treated as mistresses of the house. These facts are borne out by the account of Paul's labors in Macedonia. In Thessalonica, Beroea, and Philippi we note additions of women of rank to the church; and their prominence in church affairs is indicated by Paul's special appeal to two ladies in the church at Philippi to reconcile their differences, which had caused disturbance in the church, and by his commending them to his colleagues as women who had labored with him in the Lord (Philippians 4:2, Philippians 4:3).

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some.

Acts 17:34 However, certain men joined to him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris...

Acts 2:41,42,44 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls...

Acts 4:23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Acts 5:12-14 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders worked among the people...

Acts 14:1,4 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke...

Acts 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Songs 1:7,8 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

Songs 6:1 Where is your beloved gone, O you fairest among women? where is your beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with you.

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the middle of you...

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities...

2 Corinthians 6:17,18 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you...

consorted.

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

Silas.

Acts 15:22,27,32,40 Then pleased it the apostles and elders with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas...

the devout.

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 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them...

Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters...

Acts 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Acts 19:10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelled in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus...

Acts 21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teaches all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place...

and of the chief.

Acts 17:12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas...

Cross References
John 7:35
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

Acts 13:43
And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

Acts 14:4
But the people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles.

Acts 15:22
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,

Acts 15:40
but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.

Acts 17:10
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue.

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