New International Version
There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.
King James Bible
And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
Darby Bible Translation
And when an assault was making, both of [those of] the nations and [the] Jews with their rulers, to use [them] ill and stone them,
World English Bible
When some of both the Gentiles and the Jews, with their rulers, made a violent attempt to mistreat and stone them,
Young's Literal Translation
and when there was a purpose both of the nations and of the Jews with their rulers to use them despitefully, and to stone them,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An assault made - Ὁρμη, A desperate attempt was made by their rulers, i.e. by the heathen rulers of the people, and the rulers of the synagogue.
To use them despitefully - To expose them, bring them into contempt, and make them appear as monsters, or movers of sedition; and then to stone them for this falsely alleged crime.
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When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.
But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region.
But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.
The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles.
Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
2 Corinthians 11:26
I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.
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