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Acts 22:21

    Acts 22:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to me, Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

    World English Bible

    "He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

    Definitions for Acts 22:21

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 22:21

    I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles - This was the particular appointment of St. Paul: he was the apostle of the Gentiles; for, though he preached frequently to the Jews, yet to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, and to write for the conversion and establishment of the Gentile world, were his peculiar destination. Hence we find him and his companions travelling every where; through Judea, Phoenicia, Arabia, Syria, Cilicia, Pisidia, Lycaonia, Pamphylia, Galatia, Phrygia, Macedonia, Greece, Asia, the Isles of the Mediterranean Sea, the Isles of the Aegean Sea, Italy, and some add Spain and even Britain. This was the diocess of this primitive bishop: none of the apostles traveled, none preached, none labored as this man; and, we may add, none was so greatly owned of God. The epistles of Peter, John, James, and Jude, are great and excellent; but, when compared with those of Paul, however glorious they may be, they have no glory comparatively, by reason of that glory which excelleth. Next to Jesus Christ, St. Paul is the glory of the Christian Church. Jesus is the foundation; Paul, the master-builder.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 22:21

    And he said unto me, Depart - Because the Christians at Jerusalem would not receive him.

    Far hence - Paul traveled far in the pagan nations. A large part of his ministry was spent in remote countries, and in the most distant regions then known. See Romans 15:19.