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Acts 25:3

    Acts 25:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Requesting Festus to give effect to their design against him, and send him to Jerusalem, when they would be waiting to put him to death on the way.

    Webster's Revision

    asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.

    World English Bible

    asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem; plotting to kill him on the way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    asking favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying wait to kill him on the way.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 25:3

    And desired favour against him - Desired the favor of Festus, that they might accomplish their wicked purpose on Paul.

    Would send for him to Jerusalem - Probably under a pretence that he might be tried by the Sanhedrin; or perhaps they wished Festus to hear the cause there, and to decide it while he was at Jerusalem. Their real motive is immediately stated.

    Laying wait in the way to kill him - That is, they would lie in wait, or they would employ a band of Sicarii, or assassins, to take his life on the journey. See the notes on Acts 21:38; Acts 23:12. It is altogether probable that if this request had been granted, Paul would have been killed. But God had promised him that he should bear witness to the truth at Rome Acts 23:11, and his providence was remarkable in thus influencing the mind of the Roman governor, and defeating the plans of the Jewish council.