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Acts 23:17

    Acts 23:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this young man to the chief captain: for he has a certain thing to tell him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Paul called unto him one of the centurions, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain; for he hath something to tell him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Paul sent for a captain and said, Take this young man to your chief, for he has news for him.

    Webster's Revision

    And Paul called unto him one of the centurions, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain; for he hath something to tell him.

    World English Bible

    Paul summoned one of the centurions, and said, "Bring this young man to the commanding officer, for he has something to tell him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Paul called unto him one of the centurions, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath something to tell him.

    Definitions for Acts 23:17

    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 23:17

    Bring this young man unto the chief captain - Though St. Paul had the most positive assurance from Divine authority that he should be preserved, yet he knew that the Divine providence acts by reasonable and prudent means; and that, if he neglected to use the means in his power, he could not expect God's providence to work in his behalf. He who will not help himself, according to the means and power he possesses, has neither reason nor revelation to assure him that he shall receive any assistance from God.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:17

    Called one of the centurions - Who might at that time have had special charge of the castle, or been on guard. Paul had the most positive divine assurance that his life would be spared, and that he would yet see Rome; but he always understood the divine promises and purposes as being consistent with his own efforts, and with all proper measures of prudence and diligence in securing his own safety. He did not rest merely on the divine promises without any effort of his own, but he took encouragement from those promises to put forth his own exertions for security and for salvation.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 23:17

    23:17 And Paul - Though he had an express promise of it from Christ, was not to neglect any proper means of safety.