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Acts 26:17

    Acts 26:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will keep you safe from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,

    Webster's Revision

    delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee,

    World English Bible

    delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee,

    Definitions for Acts 26:17

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 26:17

    Delivering thee from the people - From the Jews - and from the Gentiles, put here in opposition to the Jews; and both meaning mankind at large, wheresoever the providence of God might send him. But he was to be delivered from the malice of the Jews, that he might be sent with salvation to the Gentiles.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 26:17

    Delivering thee from the people - From the Jewish people. This implied that he would be persecuted by them, and that the Lord Jesus would interpose to rescue him.

    And from the Gentiles - This also implied that he would be persecuted and opposed by them - a prospect which was verified by the whole course of his ministry. Yet in all he experienced, according to the promise, the support and the protection of the Lord Jesus. This was expressed in a summary manner in Luke 9:16.

    Unto whom now I send thee - Acts 22:21. As the opposition of the Jews arose mainly from the fact that he had gone among the Gentiles, it was important to bring this part of his commission into full view before Agrippa, and to show that the same Saviour who had miraculously converted him had commanded him to go and preach to them.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 26:17

    26:17 Delivering thee from the people - The Jews and the Gentiles, to whom, both Jews and Gentiles, I now send thee - Paul gives them to know, that the liberty he enjoys even in bonds, was promised to him, as well as his preaching to the Gentiles. I, denotes the authority of the sender. Now, the time whence his mission was dated. For his apostleship, as well as his conversion, commenced at this moment.