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Acts 26:4

    Acts 26:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All the Jews have knowledge of my way of life from my early years, as it was from the start among my nation, and at Jerusalem;

    Webster's Revision

    My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

    World English Bible

    "Indeed, all the Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation, and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 26:4

    My manner of life, etc. - The apostle means to state that, though born in Tarsus, he had a regular Jewish education, having been sent up to Jerusalem for that purpose; but at what age does not appear; probably about twelve, for at this age the male children were probably brought to the annual solemnities. See on Luke 2:41 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 26:4

    My manner of life - My opinions, principles, and conduct.

    From my youth - Paul was born in Tarsus; but at an early period he had been sent to Jerusalem for the purpose of education in the school of Gamaliel, Acts 22:3.

    Which was at the first - Which was from the beginning; the early part of which; the time when the opinions and habits are formed.

    Know all the Jews - It is not at all improbable that Paul was distinguished in the school of Gamaliel for zeal in the Jewish religion. The fact that he was early entrusted with a commission against the Christians Acts 9 shows that he was known. Compare Philippians 3:4-6. He might appeal to them, therefore, in regard to the early part of his life, and, doubtless, to the very men who had been his violent accusers.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 26:4

    26:4 From my youth, which was from the beginning - That is, which was from the beginning of my youth.