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Acts 16:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and when they were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— After they had come to Mysia, they essayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— having come down to Mysia, they attempted to go to Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— but, coming along Mysia, they were attempting to journey into Bithynia,—and, the Spirit of Jesus, suffered them not;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— having gone toward Mysia, they were trying to go on toward Bithynia, and the Spirit did not suffer them,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when they were come into Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia: and the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to goe into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And when they came to the region of Mysia they willed to go from thence to Bithynia; and the Spirit of Jeshu permitted them not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And when they came into the region of Mysia, they were disposed to go from there into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus permitted them not.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
After they were come 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
to 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
Mysia, 3465
{3465} Prime
Μυσία
Musia
{moo-see'-ah}
Of uncertain origin; Mysia, a region of Asia Minor.
they assayed 3985
{3985} Prime
πειράζω
peirazo
{pi-rad'-zo}
From G3984; to test (objectively), that is, endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
to go 4198
{4198} Prime
πορεύομαι
poreuomai
{por-yoo'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from a derivative of the same as G3984; to traverse, that is, travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove [figuratively die], live, etc.).
z5738
<5738> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 109
into 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
Bithynia: 978
{0978} Prime
Βιθυνία
Bithunia
{bee-thoo-nee'-ah}
Of uncertain derivation; Bithynia, a region of Asia.
but 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Spirit 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
suffered 1439
{1439} Prime
ἐάω
eao
{eh-ah'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to let be, that is, permit or leave alone.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
not. 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 16:6-8.


Acts 16:7

_ _ After they were come to Mysia — where, as being part of Roman Asia, they were forbidden to labor (Acts 16:8).

_ _ they assayed — or attempted

_ _ to go into — or, towards.

_ _ Bithynia — to the northeast.

_ _ but the Spirit — speaking as before.

_ _ suffered them not — probably because, (1) Europe was ripe for the labors of this missionary party; and (2) other instruments were to be honored to establish the Gospel in the eastern regions of Asia Minor, especially the apostle Peter (see 1 Peter 1:1). By the end of the first century, as testified by Pliny the governor, Bithynia was filled with Christians. “This is the first time that the Holy Ghost is expressly spoken of as determining the course they were to follow in their efforts to evangelize the nations, and it was evidently designed to show that whereas hitherto the diffusion of the Gospel had been carried on in unbroken course, connected by natural points of junction, it was now to take a leap to which it could not be impelled but by an immediate and independent operation of the Spirit; and though primarily, this intimation of the Spirit was only negative, and referred but to the immediate neighborhood, we may certainly conclude that Paul took it for a sign that a new epoch was now to commence in his apostolic labors” [Baumgarten].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 16:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 16:7

Coming to Mysia, and passing it by, as being a part of Asia, they attempted to go into Bithynia; but the Spirit suffered them not — Forbidding them as before. Sometimes a strong impression, for which we are not able to give any account, is not altogether to be despised.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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