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 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.

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's Commentary 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 Commentary on Acts 28 :20

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