New American Standard Bible
but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters."
King James Bible
But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.
Darby Bible Translation
but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; for I do not intend to be judge of these things.
World English Bible
but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I don't want to be a judge of these matters."
Young's Literal Translation
but if it is a question concerning words and names, and of your law, look ye yourselves to it, for a judge of these things I do not wish to be,'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Of words - A dispute about words, for such he would regard all their controversies about religion to be.
And names - Probably he had heard something of the nature of the controversy, and understood it to be a dispute about names; that is, whether Jesus was to be called the Messiah or not. To him this would appear as a matter pertaining to the Jews alone, and to be ranked with their other disputes arising from the difference of sect and name.
Of your law - A question respecting the proper interpretation of the Law, or the rites and ceremonies which it commanded. The Jews had many such disputes, and Gallio did not regard them as coming under his cognizance as a magistrate.
Look ye to it - Judge this among yourselves; settle the difficulty as you can. Compare John 18:31.
For I will be no judge ... - I do not regard such questions as pertaining to my office, or deem myself called on to settle them.
'And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong: or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15. But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.'--ACTS xviii. 14, 15. There is something very touching in the immortality of fame which comes to the men who for a moment pass across the Gospel story, like shooting stars kindled for an instant as they …
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saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.
but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,
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