Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly, and said, "God's message had to be told to you first, but since you thrust it off and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the heathen.

New American Standard Bible

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.

King James Version

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Holman Bible

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: “It was necessary that God’s message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!

International Standard Version

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly declared, "We had to speak God's word to you first, but since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we are now going to turn to the gentiles.

A Conservative Version

But having spoken boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken first to you, but since ye thrust it away, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

American Standard Version

And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Amplified

And [at the same time] Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and confidently, saying, “It was necessary that God’s message [of salvation through faith in Christ] be spoken to you [Jews] first. Since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, now we turn to the Gentiles.

An Understandable Version

But Paul and Barnabas [continued to] speak out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the message of God be delivered to you [Jews] first. But since you have rejected it and [thereby] consider yourselves to be unworthy of [receiving] never ending life, we [i.e., Paul and Barnabas] will now begin proclaiming it to the [unconverted] Gentiles.

Anderson New Testament

But Paul and Barnabas, speaking boldly, said: It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first: but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo! we turn to tho Gentiles.

Bible in Basic English

Then Paul and Barnabas without fear said, It was necessary for the word of God to be given to you first; but because you will have nothing to do with it, and have no desire for eternal life, it will now be offered to the Gentiles.

Common New Testament

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first. Since you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Paul and Barnabas told them boldly, you indeed were the first, to whom the word of God was to be preach'd: but since you reject it, and judge your own selves unworthy of eternal life, be assur'd, we shall make the same offer to the Gentiles:

Darby Translation

And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken to you; but, since ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the nations;

Godbey New Testament

And Paul and Barnabas speaking boldly, said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you: since you have rejected it, and judge yourselves not worthy of eternal life, behold we now turn to the Gentiles.

John Wesley New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas speaking boldly, said, It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold! we turn to the Gentiles.

Julia Smith Translation

And Paul and Barnabas speaking freely, said, To you was it first necessary for the word of God to be spoken: but since ye reject it, and judge yourselves not worthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the nations.

King James 2000

Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Both Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly [and] said, "It was necessary [that] the word of God be spoken first to you, since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life! Behold, we are turning to the Gentiles!

Modern King James verseion

But speaking boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, It was necessary for the Word of God to be spoken to you first. But since indeed you put it far from you and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the nations.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, "It was meet that the word of God should first have been preached to you. But seeing ye put it from you, and think yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the gentiles.

Moffatt New Testament

So Paul and Barnabas spoke out fearlessly. "The word of God," they said, "had to be spoken to you in the first instance; but as you push it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, well, here we turn to the Gentiles!

Montgomery New Testament

So Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly. "It was necessary," they said, "first to proclaim the word of God to you. But since you push it away from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

NET Bible

Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles.

New Heart English Bible

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God's word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Noyes New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly and plainly, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you; but seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of the everlasting life, lo! we turn to the gentiles.

Sawyer New Testament

And both Paul and Barnabas speaking boldly said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you; but since you cast it away, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the gentiles.

The Emphasized Bible

And Paul and Barnabas, speaking boldly, said - Unto you, was it necessary, that the word of God should first be spoken: seeing ye are thrusting it from you, and, unworthy, are judging yourselves of the age-abiding life, lo! we turn unto the nations;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas speaking with undaunted boldness, said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken unto you: but since ye have thrust it from you, and judged yourselves not worthy of eternal life, lo! we turn to the Gentiles.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out fearlessly, and said: "It was necessary that the Message of God should be told to you first; but, since you reject it and reckon yourselves not worthy of the Immortal Life--we turn to the Gentiles!

Webster

Then Paul and Barnabas became bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you: but seeing ye reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

Weymouth New Testament

Then, throwing off all reserve, Paul and Barnabas said, "We were bound to proclaim God's Message to you first. But since you spurn it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of the Life of the Ages--well, we turn to the Gentiles.

Williams New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas courageously spoke out, "God's message had to be spoken to you Jews first, but since you continue to thrust it from you and since you show yourselves unworthy to receive eternal life, now and here we turn to the heathen.

World English Bible

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God's word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Worrell New Testament

Speaking boldly, both Paul and Barnabas said, "It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Inasmuch as ye thrust it away from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the gentiles;

Worsley New Testament

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken to you; but since ye reject it, and judge not yourselves worthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles:

Youngs Literal Translation

And speaking boldly, Paul and Barnabas said, 'To you it was necessary that first the word of God be spoken, and seeing ye do thrust it away, and do not judge yourselves worthy of the life age-during, lo, we do turn to the nations;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

Βαρνάβας 
Barnabas 
Usage: 29

παῤῥησιάζομαι 
Parrhesiazomai 
Usage: 9

and said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

It was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ἀναγκαῖος 
Anagkaios 
Usage: 8

that the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

to you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐπειδή 
Epeide 
Usage: 9

ye put
ἀπωθέομαι ἀπώομαι 
Apotheomai 
Usage: 6

it

Usage: 0

ἀπωθέομαι ἀπώομαι 
Apotheomai 
Usage: 6

κρίνω 
Krino 
Usage: 84

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ἄξιος 
Axios 
Usage: 28

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

lo
ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

we turn
στρέφω 
Strepho 
Usage: 15

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Paul Turns To The Gentiles

45 But when the Jews saw the crowd, they were very jealous, and they contradicted what Paul said and abused him. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly, and said, "God's message had to be told to you first, but since you thrust it off and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the heathen. 47 For these are the orders the Lord has given us: " 'I have made you a light for the heathen, To be the means of salvation to the very ends of the earth!' "



Cross References

Acts 3:26

It was to you that God first sent his servant after he had raised him from the dead, to bless you by making every one of you turn from his wickedness."

Acts 28:28

"Understand then that this message of God's salvation has been sent to the heathen. They will listen to it!"

Acts 26:20

but first to the people of Damascus and Jerusalem and then all over Judea, and even to the heathen I preached that they must repent and turn to God and live as men who have repented should.

Matthew 21:43

"That, I tell you, is why the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and given to a people that will produce its proper fruit.

Acts 13:26

Brothers! Descendants of the house of Abraham, and those others among you who reverence God! It is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

Acts 22:21

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Acts 22:21-10

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Acts 22:21

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Acts 22:21

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Acts 22:21-8

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Acts 22:21

But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "

Matthew 10:6

but proceed instead to the lost sheep of Israel's house.

Matthew 10:13-15

If the house deserves it, the peace you wish it will come over it, but if it does not deserve it, your blessing will come back upon yourselves.

Matthew 22:6-10

and the rest seized his slaves, and ill treated them and killed them.

Luke 14:16-24

He said to him, "A man once gave a great dinner, and invited a large number to it,

Luke 24:47

and that repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all the heathen in his name.

John 1:11

He came to his home, and his own family did not welcome him.

John 4:22

You worship something you know nothing about; we know what we worship, for salvation comes from the Jews.

Acts 4:13

They were amazed to see how outspoken Peter and John were, and to find that they were uneducated men with no advantages. They recognized them as companions of Jesus,

Acts 4:29-31

And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and give your slaves the power to utter your message fearlessly,

Acts 7:51

You stubborn people, with heathen hearts and ears, you are always opposing the holy Spirit, just as your forefathers did!

Acts 13:5

When they reached Salamis, they proclaimed God's message in the Jewish synagogues. They had John with them as their assistant.

Acts 13:14

but they went on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the Sabbath they went to the synagogue there and took seats.

Acts 18:5-6

By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was absorbed in preaching the message, emphatically assuring the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the good news, for it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who has faith, of the Jew first and then of the Greek.

Romans 2:10

but there will be glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does right, the Jew first, and the Greek also,

Romans 9:4-5

For they are Israelites, and to them belong the rights of sonship, God's glorious presence, the divine agreements and legislation, the Temple service, the promises,

Romans 10:19-21

But I ask again, did Israel fail to understand? Why, to begin with, Moses said, "I will make you jealous of what is no nation at all, I will exasperate you at a senseless nation."

Romans 11:11-13

I ask then, has their stumbling led to their absolute ruin? By no means. Through their false step salvation has gone to the heathen, so as to make the Israelites jealous.

Ephesians 6:19-20

and for me, that when I open my lips I may be given a message, so that I may boldly make known the secret of the good news,

Philippians 1:14

and so most of the Christian brothers have been exceedingly encouraged by my example to declare God's message without any fear of the consequences.

Hebrews 11:34

put out furious fires, escaped death by the sword, found strength in their time of weakness, proved mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

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