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Acts 28:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And some were persuaded of the things which were said, but some disbelieved.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, some, indeed, were persuaded by the things that were spoken, whereas, others, disbelieved;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and, some, indeed, were believing the things spoken, and some were not believing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And some believed the things that were said: but some believed not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And some beleeued the things which were spoken, and some beleeued not.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And some of them were persuaded by his words, and others were not persuaded.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And some of them assented to his discourses, and others did not assent.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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.
some 3303
{3303} Prime
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
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).
believed 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).
z5712
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
the things which were spoken, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
some 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).
believed not. 569
{0569} Prime
ἀπιστέω
apisteo
{ap-is-teh'-o}
From G0571; to be unbelieving, that is, (transitively) disbelieve, or (by implication) disobey.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 28:23-24.


Acts 28:24

_ _ and some believed ... some not — What simplicity and candor are in this record of a result repeated from age to age where the Gospel is presented to a promiscuous assemblage of sincere and earnest inquirers after truth, frivolous worldlings, and prejudiced bigots!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 28:23-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 28:24

And some believed the things that were spoken — With the heart, as well as understanding.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 28:24

(13) And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

(13) The Gospel is a taste of life to those that believe, and a taste of death to those that are disobedient.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 13:48-50 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. ... But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
Acts 14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
Acts 17:4-5 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. ... But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
Acts 18:6-8 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook [his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. ... And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.
Acts 19:8-9 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. ... But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
Romans 11:4-6 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal. ... And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
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