Acts 28 :19

Acts 28 :19 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

American King James Version (AKJV)

But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

American Standard Version (ASV)

But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had aught whereof to accuse my nation.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

But when the Jews made protest against it, I had to put my cause into Caesar's hands; not because I have anything to say against my nation.

Webster's Revision

But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Cesar; not that I had aught to accuse my nation of.

World English Bible

But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse my nation.

English Revised Version (ERV)

But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had aught to accuse my nation of.

Definitions for Acts 28 :19

Ought - Any one; any thing.

Clarke's Commentary on Acts 28 :19

Barnes' Commentary on Acts 28 :19

The Jews spake against it - Against my being set at liberty.

I was constrained - By a regard to my own safety and character.

To appeal unto Caesar - See the notes on Acts 25:11.

Not that I had aught ... - I did it for my own preservation and safety, not that I wished to accuse my countrymen. Paul had been unjustly accused and injured; yet, with the true spirit of the Christian religion, he here says that he cherished no unkind feelings toward those who had done him wrong.

Wesley's Commentary on Acts 28 :19

28:19 When the Jews opposed it - He speaks tenderly of them, not mentioning their repeated attempts to murder him. Not that I had any thing to accuse my nation of - Not that I had any design to accuse others, but merely to defend myself.
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