Acts 14:25

25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Acts 14:25 in Other Translations

25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia:
25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,
25 They preached the word in Perga, then went down to Attalia.
25 and preached in Perga. Finally, they made it to Attalia
25 After they spoke the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Acts 14:25 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 14:25

And when they had preached the word in Perga
A city in Pamphylia, ( Acts 13:13 ) . The Alexandrian copy, and others, and three manuscripts of Beza's, read, "the word of the Lord"; as do the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions: they went down into "Attalia"; not Italia or Italy, as some Latin copies, and as the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read; but a city in Pamphylia, bordering on the sea, as Ptolomy writes F2; as this place did, as appears by what follows. So Jerom says F3, that Attalia is a city of Pamphylia, on the sea coast; it was formerly the metropolis of it: it is now in the hands of the Turks, and is called Sattalia; near it is a bay, called Golfo di Sattalia, where there is a considerable mart for the whole country: it is famous for tapestry, which is made in it: it had its name from Attalus, king of Pergamus, the first founder of it. Beza's ancient copy here adds, "preaching the Gospel to them"; to the inhabitants of Attalia, and doubtless with success, though no mention is made of it here, nor elsewhere, nor of any church in this place; nor do we read of any in ecclesiastical history until the "sixth" century, when Dionysius, bishop of Attalia, is said to be present in the fifth synod at Rome {d}; unless Attalia, called a city of Lycia, can be thought to be the same with this, of which another Dionysius was bishop in the fifth century; and assisted at the council of Chalcedon F5.


F2 Geograh. l. 5, c. 5.
F3 De locis Hebraicis. fol. 95. K.
F4 Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 6. c. 2. p. 4.
F5 Ib. cent. 5. c. 10. p. 589.

Acts 14:25 In-Context

23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia,
25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
26 From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed.
27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
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