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Acts 23:31

    Acts 23:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the armed men, as they were ordered, took Paul and came by night to Antipatris.

    Webster's Revision

    So the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    World English Bible

    So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 23:31

    Antipatris - This place, according to Josephus, Antiq. lib. xiii. cap. 23, was anciently called Capharsaba, and is supposed to be the same which, in 1 Maccabees 7:31, is called Capharsalama, or Carphasalama. It was rebuilt by Herod the Great, and denominated Antipatris, in honor of his father Antipater. It was situated between Joppa and Caesarea, on the road from Jerusalem to this latter city. Josephus says it was fifty stadia from Joppa. The distance between Jerusalem and Caesarea was about seventy miles.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:31

    To Antipatris - This town was anciently called Cafar-Saba. Josephus says (Antiq., Acts 13:23) that it was about 17 miles from Joppa. It was about 26 miles from Caesarea, and, of course, about 35 miles from Jerusalem. Herod the Great changed its name to Antipatris, in honor of his father Antipater. It was situated in a fine plain, and watered with many springs and fountains. Eli Smith, late missionary to Palestine, who took a journey from Jerusalem to Joppa for the purpose of ascertaining Paul's route, supposes that the site of Antipatris is the present Kefr Saba. Of this village he gives the following description in the Bibliotheca Sacra for 1843: "It is a Muslim village of considerable size, and wholly like the most common villages of the plain, being built entirely of mud. We saw but one stone building, which was apparently a mosque, but without a minaret. No old ruins, nor the least relic of antiquity, did we anywhere discover. A well by which we stopped, a few rods east of the houses, exhibits more signs of careful workmanship than anything else. It is walled with hewn stone, and is 57 feet deep to the water. The village stands upon a slight circular eminence near the western hills, from which it is actually separated, however, by a branch of the plain."

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 23:31

    23:31 The soldiers brought him by night to Antipatris - But not the same night they set out. For Antipatris was about thirty - eight of our miles northwest of Jerusalem. Herod the Great rebuilt it, and gave it this name in honour of his father Antipater: Cesarea was near seventy miles from Jerusalem, and about thirty from Antipatris.