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Acts 25:18

    Acts 25:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no charge of such evil things as I supposed;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when they got up they said nothing about such crimes as I had in mind:

    Webster's Revision

    Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no charge of such evil things as I supposed;

    World English Bible

    Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no charge of such things as I supposed;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought no charge of such evil things as I supposed;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 25:18

    They brought none accusation of such things as I supposed - It was natural for Festus, at the first view of things, to suppose that Paul must be guilty of some very atrocious crime. When he found that he had been twice snatched from the hands of the Jews; that he had been brought to Caesarea, as a prisoner, two years before; that he had been tried once before the Sanhedrin, and once before the governor of the province; that he had now lain two years in bonds; and that the high priest and all the heads of the Jewish nation had united in accusing him, and whose condemnation they loudly demanded; when, I say, he considered all this, it was natural for him to suppose the apostle to be some flagitious wretch; but when he had tried the case, and heard their accusations and his defense, how surprised was he to find that scarcely any thing that amounted to a crime was laid to his charge; and that nothing that was laid to his charge could be proved!

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 25:18

    None accusation ... - No charge as I expected of a breach of the peace; of a violation of the Roman law; of atrocious crime. It was natural that Festus should suppose that they would accuse Paul of some such offence. He had been arraigned before Felix; had been two years in custody; and the Jews were exceedingly violent against him. All this, Festus would presume, must have arisen from some flagrant and open violation of the laws.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 25:18

    25:18 Such things as I supposed - From their passion and vehemence.