19:8-12 When arguments and persuasions only harden men in unbelief and blasphemy, we must separate ourselves and others from such unholy company. God was pleased to confirm the teaching of these holy men of old, that if their hearers believed them not, they might believe the works.
9. when divers—"some."
were hardened, &c.—implying that others, probably a large number, believed.
spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed—from the synagogue, as at Corinth (Ac 18:7).
and separated the disciples—withdrawing to a separate place of meeting, for the sake both of the converts already made, and the unsophisticated multitude.
disputing—"discoursing" or "discussing."
daily in the school—or lecture hall.
of one Tyrannus—probably a converted teacher of rhetoric or philosophy.