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Acts 24:20

    Acts 24:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found when I stood before the council,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or let these men here present say what wrongdoing was seen in me when I was before the Sanhedrin,

    Webster's Revision

    Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found when I stood before the council,

    World English Bible

    Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found, when I stood before the council,

    Definitions for Acts 24:20

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 24:20

    Any evil doing in me while I stood before the council - The Jews of Asia, the most competent witnesses, though my declared enemies, and they who stirred up the persecution against me, should have been here: why are they kept back? Because they could prove nothing against me. Let these, therefore, who are here, depose, if they have found any evil in me, or proved against me, by my most virulent adversaries, when examined before them in their council at Jerusalem.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 24:20

    Or else - Since they are not here to witness against me in regard to what occurred in the temple, let these here present bear witness against me, if they can, in regard to any other part of my conduct. This was a bold appeal, and it showed his full consciousness of innocence.

    Let these same here say - The Jews who are here present.

    Any evil doing - Any improper conduct, or any violation of the Law.

    While I stood before the council - The Sanhedrin, Acts 23:1-10. As they were present there, Paul admits that they were competent to bear witness to his conduct on that occasion, and calls upon them to testify, if they could, to any impropriety in his conduct.