Other Translations of Acts 17:2
King James Version
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
English Standard Version
2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
2 Paul went to their meeting place, as he usually did when he came to a town, and for three Sabbaths running he preached to them from the Scriptures.
New King James Version
2 Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
New Living Translation
2 As was Paul's custom, he went to the synagogue service, and for three Sabbaths in a row he used the Scriptures to reason with the people.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 17:2
Commentary on Acts 17:1-9
(Read Acts 17:1-9)
The drift and scope of Paul's preaching and arguing, was to prove that Jesus is the Christ. He must needs suffer for us, because he could not otherwise purchase our redemption for us; and he must needs have risen again, because he could not otherwise apply the redemption to us. We are to preach concerning Jesus that he is Christ; therefore we may hope to be saved by him, and are bound to be ruled by him. The unbelieving Jews were angry, because the apostles preached to the Gentiles, that they might be saved. How strange it is, that men should grudge others the privileges they will not themselves accept! Neither rulers nor people need be troubled at the increase of real Christians, even though turbulent spirits should make religion the pretext for evil designs. Of such let us beware, from such let us withdraw, that we may show a desire to act aright in society, while we claim our right to worship God according to our consciences.