Spake boldly (eparrhsiazeto). Imperfect middle, kept on at it for three months. Cf. same word in Matthew 18:26 . Persuading (peiqwn). Present active conative participle of peiqw, trying to persuade ( Matthew 28:23 ). Paul's idea of the Kingdom of God was the church of God which he (Jesus, God's Son) had purchased with his own blood ( Acts 20:28 , calling Christ God). Nowhere else had Paul apparently been able to speak so long in the synagogue without interruption unless it was so at Corinth. These Jews were already interested (18:30).