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Acts 22:20

    Acts 22:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.

    Webster's Revision

    and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.

    World English Bible

    When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.

    Definitions for Acts 22:20

    Martyr - A witness.
    Raiment - Clothing; apparel; covering.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 22:20

    When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed - See on Acts 7:58 (note); Acts 8:1 (note). All these things Paul alleged as reasons why he could not expect to be received by the Christians; for how could they suppose that such a persecutor could be converted?

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 22:20

    The blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed - See Acts 7:58; Acts 8:1.

    I also was standing by - Acts 7:58.

    And consenting unto his death - Acts 8:1.

    And kept the raiment - The outer robes or garments, which were usually laid aside when they engaged in running or labor. See Acts 7:58. All this showed that, though Paul was not engaged in stoning Stephen, yet he was with them in spirit, and fully accorded with what they did. These circumstances are mentioned here by him as reasons why he knew that he would not be received by Christians as one of their number, and why it was necessary, therefore, for him to turn to the Gentile world.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 22:20

    22:20 When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by - A real convert still retains the remembrance of his former sins. He confesses thorn and is humbled for them, all the days of his life.