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And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.
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Other Translations of Acts 19:31
And certaine of the chiefe of Asia, which were his friends, sent vnto him, desiring him that he would not aduenture himselfe into the Theatre.- King James Version (1611)
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Also some of the Asiarchs who were friends of his sent to him and repeatedly urged him not to venture into the theater.- New American Standard Version (1995)
And certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent unto him and besought him not to adventure himself into the theatre.- American Standard Version (1901)
And some of the rulers of Asia, being his friends, sent to him, requesting him seriously not to put himself in danger by going into the theatre.- Basic English Bible
and some of the Asiarchs also, who were his friends, sent to him and urged him not to throw himself into the theatre.- Darby Bible
And certain of the chief of Asia, who were his friends, sent to him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theater. - Webster's Bible
A few of the public officials, too, who were friendly to him, sent repeated messages entreating him not to venture into the Theatre.- Weymouth Bible
Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater.- World English Bible
And also summe of the princis of Asie, that weren hise freendis, senten to him. and preieden, that he schulde not yyue hym silf in to the teatre.- Wycliffe Bible
and certain also of the chief men of Asia, being his friends, having sent unto him, were entreating him not to venture himself into the theatre.- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:31
19:31 The principal officers of Asia - The Asian priests, who presided over the public games, which they were then celebrating in honour of Diana.
View People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:31
Ac 19:31 Certain of the chief of Asia. The chief officials of the province. These men, called Asiarchs, were ten in number, and were chosen annually from the chief towns of the province called Asia to preside over games and festivals. The president of their body always lived in Ephesus. Which were his friends. Possibly in sympathy with the gospel. We have many instances in the life of Paul in which the great Roman officials treat him with not only respect, but sympathy.
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