New International Version
"This man," they charged, "is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law."
King James Bible
Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
Darby Bible Translation
saying, This [man] persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
World English Bible
saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law."
Young's Literal Translation
saying -- 'Against the law this one doth persuade men to worship God;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Persuaded men to worship God contrary to the law - This accusation was very insidious. The Jews had permission by the Romans to worship their own God in their own way: this the laws allowed. The Roman worship was also established by the law. The Jews probably intended to accuse Paul of acting contrary to both laws. "He is not a Jew, for he does not admit of circumcision; he is not a Gentile, for he preaches against the worship of the gods. He is setting up a worship of his own, in opposition to all laws, and persuading many people to join with him: he is therefore a most dangerous man, and should be put to death."
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Library'Constrained by the Word'
'And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified.'--ACTS xviii. 5. The Revised Version, in concurrence with most recent authorities, reads, instead of 'pressed in the spirit,' 'constrained by the word.' One of these alterations depends on a diversity of reading, the other on a difference of translation. The one introduces a significant difference of meaning; the other is rather a change of expression. The word rendered here 'pressed,' and by the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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Sources and Literature on St. Paul and his Work.
The Jewish leaders insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."
But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things."
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