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Acts 28:14

    Acts 28:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Where we found brothers, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    where we found brethren, and were entreated to tarry with them seven days: and so we came to Rome.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Where we came across some of the brothers, who kept us with them for seven days; and so we came to Rome.

    Webster's Revision

    where we found brethren, and were entreated to tarry with them seven days: and so we came to Rome.

    World English Bible

    where we found brothers, and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. So we came to Rome.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    where we found brethren, and were entreated to tarry with them seven days: and so we came to Rome.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 28:14

    Where we found brethren - That is, Christians; for there had been many in Italy converted to the faith of Christ, some considerable time before this, as appears from St. Paul's epistle to the Romans, written some years before this voyage.

    We went toward Rome - One of the most celebrated cities in the universe, the capital of Italy, and once of the whole world; situated on the river Tiber, 410 miles SSE. of Vienna; 600 SE. of Paris; 730 E. by N. of Madrid; 760 W. of Constantinople; and 780 SE. of London. Long. 12. 55'. E., lat. 41. 54'. N. This famous city was founded by Romulus, at the end of the seventh Olympiad, a.m. 3251; of the flood, 1595; and 753 years before the Christian era. The history of this city must be sought for in works written expressly on the subject, of which there are many. Modern Rome is greatly inferior to ancient Rome in every respect. Its population, taken in 1709, amounted to 138,569 souls only; among whom were 40 bishops, 2686 priests, 3359 monks, 1814 nuns, 893 courtezans, between 8 and 9000 Jews, and 14 Moors. This city, which once tyrannized over the world by its arms, and over the whole Christian world by its popes, is now reduced to a very low state among the governments of Europe, by whom it is supported, for it has no power sufficient for its own defense.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 28:14

    Brethren - Christian brethren. But by whom the gospel had been preached there is unknown.