Acts 17:18 NLT

18 He also had a debate with some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. When he told them about Jesus and his resurrection, they said, “What’s this babbler trying to say with these strange ideas he’s picked up?” Others said, “He seems to be preaching about some foreign gods.”

Study tools for Acts 17:18

  • a 17:4 - Some manuscripts read quite a few of the wives of the leading men.
  • b 17:5 - Or the city council.
  • c 17:6 - Greek brothers; also in 17:10, 14 .
  • d 17:19 - Or the most learned society of philosophers in the city. Greek reads the Areopagus.
  • e 17:22 - Traditionally rendered standing in the middle of Mars Hill; Greek reads standing in the middle of the Areopagus.
  • f 17:26 - Greek From one; other manuscripts read From one blood.
  • g 17:28 - Some manuscripts read our.
  • h 17:34 - Greek an Areopagite.