And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul…
I. THE LAUDABLE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE in his treatment of the point of complaint (ver. 12-15). He rejects it because it referred to a purely religious matter.
II. THE CENSURABLE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE in his conduct at the violence of the Greeks (ver. 16, 17). Here he shows himself indifferent and unfair. Magistrates have in ecclesiastical controversies to distinguish between what is above law and what is against the law, and have to resent what is unlawful on whatever side it happens.
Parallel VersesKJV: And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,