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Acts 21:35

    Acts 21:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he came on the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when he came on to the steps, he was lifted up by the armed men, because of the force of the people;

    Webster's Revision

    And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;

    World English Bible

    When he came to the stairs, it happened that he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 21:35

    And when he came upon the stairs - Those mentioned in the note on Acts 21:31.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 21:35

    Upon the stairs - The stairs which led from the temple to the castle of Antonia. Josephus says (Jewish Wars, book 5, chapter 5, section 8), that the castle of Antonia "was situated at the corner of two cloisters of the temple, of that on the west, and of that on the north; it was erected on a rock of 50 cubits (75 feet) in height, and was on a great precipice. On the corner where it joined to the two cloisters of the temple, it had passages down to them both, through which the guards went several ways among the cloisters with their arms, on the Jewish festivals, etc." It was on these stairs, as the soldiers were returning, that the tumult was so great, or the crowd so dense, that they were obliged to hear Paul along to rescue him from their violence.

    The violence of the people - The rush of the multitude.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 21:35

    21:35 When he came upon the stairs - The castle of Antonia was situate on a rock fifty cubits high, at that corner of the outward temple, where the western and northern porticos joined, to each of which there were stairs descending from it.