Acts 14:16

16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.

Acts 14:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
ESV
16 In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways.
NLT
16 In the past he permitted all the nations to go their own ways,
MSG
16 "In the generations before us, God let all the different nations go their own way.
CSB
16 In past generations He allowed all the nations to go their own way,

Acts 14:16 In-Context

14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.
16 In the past, he let all nations go their own way.
17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
18 Even with these words, they had difficulty keeping the crowd from sacrificing to them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Acts 17:30
  • 2. Psalms 81:12; Micah 4:5
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