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Acts 25:5

    Acts 25:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let them therefore, saith he, that are of power among you go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So, he said, let those who have authority among you go with me, and if there is any wrong in the man, let them make a statement against him.

    Webster's Revision

    Let them therefore, saith he, that are of power among you go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him.

    World English Bible

    "Let them therefore," said he, "that are in power among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let them therefore, saith he, which are of power among you, go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him.

    Definitions for Acts 25:5

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 25:5

    Let them - which among you are able - Οἱ δυνατοι, Those who have authority; for so is this word often used by good Greek authors, and by Josephus. Festus seems to have said: "I have heard clamours from the multitude relative to this man; but on such clamours no accusation should be founded: yourselves have only the voice of the multitude as the foundation of the request which you now make. I cannot take up accusations which may affect the life of a Roman citizen on such pretenses. Are there any respectable men among you; men in office and authority, whose character is a pledge for the truth of their depositions, who can prove any thing against him? If so, let these come down to Caesarea, and the cause shall be tried before me; and thus we shall know whether he be a malefactor or not."

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 25:5

    Which among you are able - Enjoy all the advantages of just trial, and exhibit your accusations with all the learning and talent in your power. This was all that they could reasonably ask at his hands.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 25:5

    25:5 Let those of you who are able - Who are best able to undertake the journey, and to manage the cause. If there be any wickedness in him - So he does not pass sentence before he hears the cause.