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Acts 22:25

    Acts 22:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to whip a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they had put leather bands round him, Paul said to the captain who was present, Is it the law for you to give blows to a man who is a Roman and has not been judged?

    Webster's Revision

    And when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

    World English Bible

    When they had tied him up with thongs, Paul asked the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and not found guilty?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

    Definitions for Acts 22:25

    Bound - Landmark.
    Centurion - Commander of a hundred men.
    Scourge - Whip.
    Scourge - To whip; flog.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 22:25

    And as they bound him, etc. - They were going to tie him to a post, that they might scourge him.

    Is it lawful, etc. - The Roman law absolutely forbade the binding of a Roman citizen. See the note on Acts 16:37.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 22:25

    Bound him with thongs - With cords, preparatory to scourging.

    Is it lawful ... - It was directly contrary to the Roman law to bind and scourge a Roman citizen. See the notes on Acts 16:36-37.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 22:25

    22:25 And as they - The soldiers ordered by the tribune, were binding him with thongs - A freeman of Rome might be bound with a chain and beaten with a staff: but he might not be bound with thongs, neither scourged, or beaten with rods: Paul said to the centurion - The captain, who stood by to see the orders of the tribune executed.