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Acts 21:33

    Acts 21:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the chief captain came near and took him, and gave orders for him to be put in chains, questioning them as to who he was and what he had done.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

    World English Bible

    Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

    Definitions for Acts 21:33

    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 21:33

    And took him - With great violence, according to Acts 24:7, probably meaning an armed force.

    To be bound with two chains - To be bound between two soldiers; his right hand chained to the left hand of the one, and his left hand to the right of the other. See the note on Acts 12:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 21:33

    To be bound with two chains - To show to the enraged multitude that he did not intend to rescue anyone from justice, but to keep the peace. Paul's Being thus bound would convince them of his determination that justice should be done in the case. Probably he was bound between two soldiers, his right arm to the left arm of the one, and his left arm to the right arm of the other. See the notes on Acts 12:6. Or, if his hands and feet were bound, it is evident that it was so done that he was able still to walk, Acts 21:37-38. This was in accordance with the prediction of Agabus, Acts 21:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 21:33

    21:33 Then the tribune - Having made his way through the multitude, came near and took him - And how many great ends of providence were answered by this imprisonment? This was not only a means of preserving his life, (after he had suffered severely for worldly prudence,) but gave him an opportunity of preaching the Gospel safely, in spite of all tumult, Acts 22:22, yea, and that in those places to which otherwise he could have had no access, Acts 21:40. And commanded him to be bound with two chains - Taking it for granted he was some notorious offender. And thus the prophecy of Agabus was fulfilled, though by the hands of a Roman.