Acts 25:19
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English Standard Version
Rather they had certain points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted to be alive.

King James Bible
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

American Standard Version
but had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But had certain questions of their own superstition against him, and of one Jesus deceased, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

English Revised Version
but had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

Weymouth New Testament
But they quarrelled with him about certain matters connected with their own religion, and about one Jesus who had died, but--so Paul persistently maintained--is now alive.

Acts 25:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Superstition (δεισιδαιμονίας)

See on Acts 17:22. Better, religion, as Rev. As Agrippa was a Jew by religion, Festus would not have insulted him by applying the word superstition to his faith. Note, however, that he speaks of it as their own religion, not identifying Agrippa with them. It was a non-committal expression, since the word meant either religion or superstition according to circumstances. He left Agrippa "to take the word in a good sense, but reserved his own view, which was certainly the Roman one" (Meyer). There is, indeed, a similar tact in Paul's use of the word to the Athenians. He selected "a word which almost imperceptibly shaded off from praise to blame" (Trench).

Affirmed (ἔφασκεν)

The imperfect implies something habitual. "Paul kept asserting."

Acts 25:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

certain.

Acts 25:7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul...

Acts 18:15,19 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look you to it; for I will be no judge of such matters...

Acts 23:29 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.

superstition.

Acts 17:22,23 Then Paul stood in the middle of Mars' hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious...

which.

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that he was taken up from us...

Acts 2:32 This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained...

Acts 26:22,23 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great...

1 Corinthians 15:3,4,14-20 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures...

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Cross References
Acts 17:22
So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.

Acts 18:15
But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things."

Acts 23:29
I found that he was being accused about questions of their law, but charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment.

Acts 25:18
When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge in his case of such evils as I supposed.

Acts 26:3
especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.

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