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Acts 28:20

    Acts 28:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me : for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But for this reason I sent for you, to see and have talk with you: for because of the hope of Israel I am in these chains.

    Webster's Revision

    For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me : for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

    World English Bible

    For this cause therefore I asked to see you and to speak with you. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me: for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

    Definitions for Acts 28:20

    Bound - Landmark.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 28:20

    For the hope of Israel I am bound, etc. - As if he had said: This, and this alone, is the cause of my being delivered into the hands of the Romans; I have proclaimed Jesus as the Messiah; have maintained that though he was crucified by the Jews, yet he rose again from the dead; and, through him, I have preached the general resurrection of mankind: this all Israel professes to hope for; and yet it is on this account that the Jews persecute me. Both the Messiah and the resurrection might be said to be the hope of Israel; and it is hard to tell which of them is here meant: see Acts 13:6; Acts 24:15, Acts 24:21; Acts 26:6. It is certain that, although the Jews believed in the general resurrection, yet they did not credit it in the manner in which Paul preached it; for he laid the foundation of the general resurrection on the resurrection of Christ.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 28:20

    Because that for the hope of Israel - On account of the hope which the Jews cherish of the coming of the Messiah; of the resurrection; and of the future state. See this explained in the notes on Acts 23:6.

    I am bound with this chain - See the notes on Acts 26:29. Probably he was attached constantly to a soldier by a chain.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 28:20

    28:20 The hope of Israel - What Israel hopes for, namely, the Messiah and the resurrection.