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Acts 18:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he began reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, and was persuading both Jews and Greeks.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he was reasoning in the synagogue every sabbath, persuading both Jews and Greeks.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus. And he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee reasoned in the Synagogue euery Sabbath, and perswaded the Iewes, and the Greekes.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he discoursed in the synagogue every shabath, and persuaded the Jihudoyee and the Heathens.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he spoke in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and Gentiles.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
he reasoned 1256
{1256} Prime
διαλέγομαι
dialegomai
{dee-al-eg'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G1223 and G3004; to say thoroughly, that is, discuss (in argument or exhortation).
z5711
<5711> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 184
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
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).
synagogue 4864
{4864} Prime
συναγωγή
sunagoge
{soon-ag-o-gay'}
From (the reduplicated form of) G4863; an assemblage of persons; specifically a Jewish 'synagogue' (the meeting or the place); by analogy a Christian church.
y2596
[2596] Standard
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).
every 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
x2596
(2596) Complement
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).
sabbath, 4521
{4521} Prime
σάββατον
sabbaton
{sab'-bat-on}
Of Hebrew origin [H7676]; the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension a se'nnight, that is, the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications.
and 5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
persuaded 3982
{3982} Prime
πείθω
peitho
{pi'-tho}
A primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
the Jews 2453
{2453} Prime
Ἰουδαῖος
Ioudaios
{ee-oo-dah'-yos}
From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah.
and 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 Greeks. 1672
{1672} Prime
Ἕλλην
Hellen
{hel'-lane}
From G1671; a Hellen (Grecian) or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek speaking person, especially a non-Jew.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 18:1-4.


Acts 18:4

_ _ the Greeks — that is, Gentile proselytes; for to the heathen, as usual, he only turned when rejected by the Jews (Acts 18:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 18:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 18:4

(2) And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and (b) persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

(2) The truth ought always to be freely uttered, yet nonetheless the doctrine may be moderated in accordance with the hearers, so that they are most profited.

(b) Exhorted so that he persuaded, and that is what the word signifies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he:

Acts 13:14-52 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. ... And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
Acts 17:1-3 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: ... Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

persuaded:

Acts 18:13 Saying, This [fellow] persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
2 Chronicles 32:11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
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Gn 9:27. 2Ch 32:11. Lk 4:16; 16:31. Ac 13:14, 43; 14:1; 17:1, 11, 17; 18:13; 19:8, 26; 26:28; 28:23. 2Co 5:11.

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