New American Standard Bible
Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.
King James Bible
Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore many from among them believed, and of Grecian women of the upper classes and men not a few.
World English Bible
Many of them therefore believed; also of the prominent Greek women, and not a few men.
Young's Literal Translation
many, indeed, therefore, of them did believe, and of the honourable Greek women and men not a few.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Therefore many of them believed - As the result of their examination. This result will commonly follow when people search the Scriptures. Much is gained when people can be induced to examine the Bible. We may commonly take it for granted that such an examination will result in their conviction of the truth. The most prominent and usual cause of infidelity is found in the fact that people will not investigate the Scriptures. Many infidels have confessed that they had never carefully read the New Testament. Thomas Paine confessed that he wrote the first part of the Age of Reason without having a Bible at hand, and without its being possible to procure one where he then was (in Paris). "I had," says he, "neither Bible nor Testament to refer to, though I was writing against both; nor could I procure an" (Age of Reason, p. 65, ed. 1831; also p. 33). None, it may safely be affirmed, have ever read the Scriptures with candor, and with the true spirit of prayer, who have not been convinced of the truth of Christianity, and been brought to submit their souls to its influence and its consolations. The great thing which Christians desire their fellow-men to do is candidly to search the Bible, and when this is done they confidently expect that they will be truly converted to God.
Of honourable women - See the notes on Acts 13:50.
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praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
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