Parallel Bible results for Acts 18:12-17

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Acts 18:12-17

MSG 12 But when Gallio was governor of Achaia province, the Jews got up a campaign against Paul, hauled him into court, NIV 12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court. MSG 13 and filed chcrges: "This man is seducing people into acts of worship that are illegal." NIV 13 "This man," they charged, "is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law." MSG 14 Just as Paul was about to defend himself, Gallio interrupted and said to the Jews, "If this was a matter of criminal conduct, I would gladly hear you out. NIV 14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. MSG 15 But it sounds to me like one more Jewish squabble, another of your endless hairsplitting quarrels over religion. Take care of it on your own time. I can't be bothered with this nonsense," NIV 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law--settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things." MSG 16 and he cleared them out of the courtroom. NIV 16 So he had them ejected from the court. MSG 17 Now the street rabble turned on Sosthenes, the new meeting-place president, and beat him up in plain sight of the court. Gallio didn't raise a finger. He could not have cared less. NIV 17 Then they all turned on Sosthenes the synagogue ruler and beat him in front of the court. But Gallio showed no concern whatever.