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Acts 24:4

    Acts 24:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious to you, I pray you that you would hear us of your clemency a few words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But, so that I may not make you tired, I make a request to you of your mercy, to give hearing to a short statement.

    Webster's Revision

    But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

    World English Bible

    But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 24:4

    That I be not farther tedious unto thee - That I may neither trespass on thy time, by dwelling longer on this subject, nor on thy modesty, by thus enumerating thy beneficent deeds.

    Hear us of thy clemency - Give us this farther proof of thy kindness, by hearkening to our present complaint. The whole of this exordium was artful enough, though it was lame. The orator had certainly a very bad cause, of which he endeavored to make the best. Felix was a bad man and bad governor; and yet he must praise him, to conciliate his esteem. Paul was a very good man, and nothing amiss could be proved against him; and yet he must endeavor to blacken him as much as possible, in order to please his unprincipled and wicked employers. His oration has been blamed as weak, lame, and imperfect; and yet, perhaps, few, with so bad a cause, could have made better of it.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 24:4

    Be not further tedious unto thee - By taking up your time with an introduction and with commendation.