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Acts 23:24

    Acts 23:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And get beasts so that they may put Paul on them, and take him safely to Felix, the ruler.

    Webster's Revision

    and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

    World English Bible

    He asked them to provide animals, that they might set Paul on one, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 23:24

    Provide them beasts - One for Paul, and some others for his immediate keepers.

    Felix the governor - This Felix was a freed man of the Emperor Claudius, and brother of Pallas, chief favourite of the emperor. Tacitus calls him Antonius Felix; and gives us to understand that he governed with all the authority of a king, and the baseness and insolence of a quondam slave. E libertis Antonius Felix per omnem saevitiam ac libidinem jus regium servili ingenio exercuit. Hist. v. 9. He had, according to Suetonius, in his life of Claudius, chap. 28, three queens to his wives; that is, he was married thrice, and each time to the daughter or niece of a king. Drusilla, the sister of Agrippa, was his wife at this time; see Acts 24:24. He was an unrighteous governor; a base, mercenary, and bad man: see Acts 24:2.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:24

    And provide them beasts - One for Paul, and one for each of his attendants. The word translated "beasts" κτήνη ktēnē is of a general character, and may be applied either to horses, camels, or donkeys. The latter were most commonly employed in Judea.

    Unto Felix the governor - The governor of Judea. His place of residence was Caesarea, about 60 miles from Jerusalem. See the notes on Acts 8:40. His name was Antonius Felix. He was a freedman of Antonia, the mother of the Emperor Claudius. He was high in the favor of Claudius, and was made by him governor of Judea. Josephus calls him Claudius Felix. He had married three wives in succession that were of royal families, one of whom was Drusilla, afterward mentioned in Acts 24:24, who was sister to King Agrippa. Tacitus (History, v. 9) says that he governed with all the authority of a king, and the baseness and insolence of a slave. "He was an unrighteous governor, a base, mercenary, and bad man" (Clarke). See his character further described in the notes on Acts 24:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 23:24

    23:24 Provide beasts - If a change should be necessary, to set Paul on - So we read of his riding once; but not by choice.