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Acts 17:9

    Acts 17:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And having made Jason and the others give an undertaking to keep the peace, they let them go.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

    World English Bible

    When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

    Definitions for Acts 17:9

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 17:9

    Taken security - Λαβοντες το ἱκανον, Having taken what was sufficient, or satisfactory. Sufficient for the present, to prove that the apostles were upright, peaceable, and loyal men; and that Jason and his friends were the like, and would be, at any time, forthcoming to answer for their conduct. Perhaps this is the sense of the phrase in the text.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 17:9

    And when they had taken security of Jason - This is an expression taken from courts, and means that Jason and the other gave satisfaction to the magistrates for the good conduct of Paul and Silas, or became responsible for it. Whether it was by depositing a sum of money, and by thus giving bail, is not quite clear. The sense is, that they did it in accordance with the Roman usages, and gave sufficient security for the good conduct of Paul and Silas. Heuman supposes that the pledge given was that they should leave the city. Michaelis thinks that they gave a pledge that they would no more harbor them; but if they returned again to them, they would deliver them to the magistrates.

    And of the other - The other brethren Acts 17:6 who had been drawn to the rulers of the city.