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Acts 21:22

    Acts 21:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that you are come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    What is it therefore? They will certainly hear that thou art come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    What then is the position? They will certainly get news that you have come.

    Webster's Revision

    What is it therefore? They will certainly hear that thou art come.

    World English Bible

    What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    What is it therefore? they will certainly hear that thou art come.

    Definitions for Acts 21:22

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 21:22

    The multitude must needs come together - Whether this refers to a regular convocation of the Church, or to a tumult that would infallibly take place when it was heard that the apostle was come, we cannot pretend to say; but it is evident that James and the elders wished some prudent steps to be taken, in order to prevent an evil that they had too much reason to fear.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 21:22

    What is it therefore? - What is to be done? What is it proper to do to avoid the effects of the evil report which has been circulated? What they deemed it proper to do is suggested in the following verses.

    The multitude - The multitude of Jews.

    Must needs come together - There will be inevitably a tumultuous assemblage. It will be impossible to prevent that. The reasons were, because the minds of the Jews were exceedingly agitated that one of their own countrymen had, as they understood, been advising apostasy from the religion of their fathers; because this had been extensively done in many parts of the world, and with great success; and because Paul, having, as they believed, himself apostatized from the national religion, had become very conspicuous, and his very presence in Jerusalem, as in other places, would be likely to excite a tumult. It was, therefore, the part of friendship to him and to the cause to devise some proper plan to prevent, if possible, the anticipated excitement.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 21:22

    21:22 What is it therefore - What is to be done? The multitude must needs come together - They will certainly gather together in a tumultuous manner, unless they be some way pacified.