Acts 16:8

8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

Acts 16:8 in Other Translations

8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas.
8 So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas.
8 Proceeding on through Mysia, they went down to the seaport Troas.
8 So, bypassing Mysia, they came down to Troas.

Acts 16:8 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 16:8

And they passed by Mysia
Without stopping or staying there, though they came to it:

came down to Troas;
either the country of Troas, as the Syriac version renders it; which, according to Solinus F13, is bordered on the north part of Galatia, and was near to Lycaonia, Pisidia, and Mygdonia on the south, and to Lydia on the east, and to Mysia and Caria on the north: or rather the city of Troas, which Pliny says {n}, was formerly called Antigonia, now Alexandria, a colony of the Romans. Antigonus king of Asia called it Troas at first, because it was in the country, and near where Troy stood, but afterwards he called it, according to his own name, Antigonia; but Lysimachus king of Thrace having got this city into his hands, repaired it, and called it after the name of Alexander, Alexandria; and to distinguish it from Alexandria in Egypt, and other cities of the same name in other places, it was called Alexandria Troas.


F13 lb. c. 53.
F14 Hist. Nat. l. 5. c. 30.

Acts 16:8 In-Context

6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 11; Acts 20:5; 2 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:13
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