Acts 17:12

12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

Acts 17:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
ESV
12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men.
NLT
12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
MSG
12 A lot of them became believers, including many Greeks who were prominent in the community, women and men of influence.
CSB
12 Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men.

Acts 17:12 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 17:12

Therefore many of them believed
What the apostle preached, and in Jesus of Nazareth, as the true Messiah, and professed their faith in him, upon finding, through reading and searching the Scriptures, that the characters of the Messiah agreed in him, and that what the apostle delivered were entirely consonant to those writings:

also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men not a few;
besides the Jews, there were Gentiles also, both men and women; who were proselytes to the Jewish religion, and who were persons of figure and credit, especially the women, who were also converted and believed in Christ. These converts were the beginning of a Gospel church state in this place, which continued many ages after. Timon, one of the first seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem, is said to be bishop of Berea; though, according to others, Onesimus, the servant of Philemon, was the first bishop of this church: even in the fifth century mention is made of Lucas, bishop of Berea, who was present in the synods of Chalcedon and Ephesus; yea, in the ninth century, there were Christians dwelling in this place F16.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 Magdeburg. Hist. Eccles. cent. 5. c. 10. p. 666. cent. 9. c. 2. p. 4.

Acts 17:12 In-Context

10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.
11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.
13 But when the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, some of them went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.
14 The believers immediately sent Paul to the coast, but Silas and Timothy stayed at Berea.

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