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Acts 24:7

    Acts 24:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the chief captain Lysias came on us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the chief captain Lysias came, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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    Webster's Revision

    But the chief captain Lysias came, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 24:7

    With great violence - Μετα πολλης βιας, I rather think, means with an armed force. Tertullus intimates that Lysias interfered contrary to law, and brought soldiers to support him in his infringement on their constitution. This is what he seems to say and complain of; for the Jews were vexed with Lysias for rescuing the apostle from their hands.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 24:7

    But the chief captain ... - Tertullus pretends that they would have judged Paul righteously if Lysias had not interposed; but the truth was, that, without regard to law or justice, they would have murdered him on the spot.