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Acts 23:19

    Acts 23:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that you have to tell me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is it that thou hast to tell me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the chief took him by the hand and, going on one side, said to him privately, What is it you have to say to me?

    Webster's Revision

    And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is it that thou hast to tell me?

    World English Bible

    The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is that thou hast to tell me?

    Definitions for Acts 23:19

    Tell - To number; count.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:19

    Took him by the hand - As an expression of kindness and civility. He did it to draw him aside from the multitude, that he might communicate his message privately.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 23:19

    23:19 And the tribune taking him by the hand - In a mild, condescending way. Lysias seems to have conducted this whole affair with great integrity, humanity, and prudence.