New American Standard Bible
but only, they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy."
King James Bible
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
Darby Bible Translation
only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:
World English Bible
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy."
Young's Literal Translation
and only they were hearing, that 'he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But they had heard only ... - They had not seen me; but the remarkable fact of my conversion had been reported to them. It was a fact that could hardly be concealed; see the note at Acts 26:26.
LibraryThe Epistles of St. Paul
WHEN we pass from primitive Christian preaching to the epistles of St. Paul, we are embarrassed not by the scantiness but by the abundance of our materials. It is not possible to argue that the death of Christ has less than a central, or rather than the central and fundamental place, in the apostle's gospel. But before proceeding to investigate more closely the significance he assigns to it, there are some preliminary considerations to which it is necessary to attend. Attempts have often been made, …
James Denney—The Death of Christ
Exposition of St. Paul's Words, Gal. I. 8.
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, "Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?"
But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
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