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Acts 23:14

    Acts 23:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they came to the chief priests and the rulers and said, We have taken a great oath to take no food till we have put Paul to death

    Webster's Revision

    And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

    World English Bible

    They came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

    Definitions for Acts 23:14

    Bound - Landmark.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:14

    And they came ... - Probably by a deputation.

    To the chief priests and elders - The members of the Great Council, or Sanhedrin. It is probable that the application was made to the party of the Sadducees, as the Pharisees had shown their determination to defend Paul. They would have had no prospect of success had they attacked the castle, and they therefore devised this mode of obtaining access to Paul, where they might easily despatch him.

    Under a great curse - Greek: "We have anathematized ourselves with an anathema." We have made the vow as solemn as possible.