Acts 18:13

13 saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to 1the law."

Acts 18:13 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 18:13

Saying, this fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary
to the law.
] Meaning either to the law of the Romans, which forbad the bringing in of any new gods, without the leave of the senate; (See Gill on Acts 16:21); or rather to the law of Moses: the Arabic version reads, "our law"; though this was false, for Moses in his law wrote of Christ, and ordered the children of Israel to hearken to him.

Acts 18:13 In-Context

11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal,
13 saying, "This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law."
14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint.
15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things."

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