Acts 28:20

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause therefore haue I called for you, to see you, and to speake with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

For this cause therefore I have called you to [me] to see and to speak to you; for on account of the hope of Israel I have this chain about me.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."
- Weymouth 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."
- World English Bible

Therfor for this cause Y preiede to se you, and speke to you; for for the hope of Israel Y am gird aboute with this chayne.
- Wycliffe Bible

for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with [you], for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:20


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


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:20


Ac 28:20 For the hope of Israel. They knew that it was the hope of Christ and the resurrection. I am bound with this chain. A reference to the one that bound him to the soldier.

Discussion for Acts 28

  • Jan
    WHAT HAPPENS TO ANY VIPERS IN THE FINAL SURMISE? And what happens to any ship of Adramyttium too? Shall it not sink in the tempest winds which shall certainly finally encompass it? And hasn't Moses proclaimed: fill them to the full thence utterly remove them from upon the planet itself? And is not the LORD God thee LORD God of the living and not the dead?
  • Donna Barker
    I wonder what happened to Paul
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Jessica and O Shen The viper is not Paul s past sins. God has already forgiven Paul for his past sins. He filled him with the true Holy Ghost and he was baptized, Acts 9 17 and 18. When God truly forgives you of your past sins he does not remember them anymore, Isaiah 43 25. Paul shipwrecked on an Island. He was gathering fire wood and the viper came up out of the heat and latched onto his hand. Paul did not go out seeking the viper or snake. The snake jumped up on him. In this instance God protected him, because he did not know. It also was a miracle that opened a door for them to stay three days with the chief of the Island and they laid hands on the sick and they were healed Acts Chapter 28.
  • O\'Shen
    Jessica. The viper was Paul ' past sn attempt from the enemy to grip him. God was with Paul so the people were amazed and he healed that man. Then they continue to Rome and meet brothers and fellowship with them. They get to Rome and he preaches to the centurians. After everything God grants Paul a place to minister tobthe gentles without restraint.
  • Jessica for verse 3
    what is this chapter talking about? I understand some of it just not all of it.
  • Emmanuel for verse 30
    'Own rented house ' for the same reason he 'ate no man 's food without paying for it ' ?

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