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Acts 27:3

    Acts 27:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go to his friends to refresh himself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the next day we touched at Sidon: and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go unto his friends and refresh himself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on the day after, we came to Sidon; and Julius was kind to Paul, and let him go to see his friends and take a rest.

    Webster's Revision

    And the next day we touched at Sidon: and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go unto his friends and refresh himself.

    World English Bible

    The next day, we touched at Sidon. Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him permission to go to his friends and refresh himself.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the next day we touched at Sidon: and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go unto his friends and refresh himself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:3

    Touched at Sidon - For some account of this place, see the notes on Matthew 11:21; and Acts 12:20.

    Julius courteously entreated Paul - At the conclusion of the preceding chapter, it has been intimated that the kind treatment which Paul received, both from Julius and at Rome, was owing to the impression made on the minds of Agrippa and Festus, relative to his innocence. It appears that Julius permitted him to go ashore, and visit the Christians which were then at Sidon, without using any extraordinary precautions to prevent his escape. He was probably accompanied with the soldier to whose arm he was chained; and it is reasonable to conclude that this soldier would fare well on St. Paul's account.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:3

    We touched at Sidon - See the notes on Matthew 11:21. Sidon was about 67 miles north of Caesarea, and the passage could be easily accomplished, under favorable circumstances, in 24 hours. It is probable that the vessel, being a "coaster," put in there for purposes of trade. Sidon is the last city on the Phoenician coast in which the presence of the apostle can be traced.

    And Julius courteously entreated Paul - Treated him kindly or humanely.

    And gave him liberty ... - The same thing had been done by Felix, Acts 24:23.

    Unto his friends - In Sidon. Paul had frequently traveled in that direction in going to and returning from Jerusalem, and it is not improbable, therefore, that he had friends in all the principal cities.

    To refresh himself - To enjoy the benefit of their care; to make his present situation and his voyage as comfortable as possible. It is probable that they would furnish him with many supplies which were needful for his long and perilous voyage.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 27:3

    27:3 Julius treating Paul courteously - Perhaps he had heard him make his defence.