Acts 24:16

“And herein doe I exercise my selfe to haue alwayes a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”

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Other Translations

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.
- King James Version

"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience {both} before God and before men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in this, I do my best at all times to have no reason for shame before God or men.
- Basic English Bible

For this cause I also exercise [myself] to have in everything a conscience without offence towards God and men.
- Darby Bible

And in this I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards men.
- Webster's Bible

This too is my own earnest endeavour--always to have a clear conscience in relation to God and man.
- Weymouth Bible

Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.
- World English Bible

In this thing Y studie with outen hirtyng, to haue concience to God, and to men euermore.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in this I do exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 24:16

24:16 For this cause - With a view to this, I also exercise myself - As well as they.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:16

Ac 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself. In this belief of a resurrection. His belief was not a theory, but a life, and hence he sought to keep his conscience pure in the sight of God and man.

Discussion for Acts 24

  • BSP
    Verse 15~there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous. Many will have a chance to build a relationship with Jehovah God under perfect conditions.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 24:14 but this I confess unto thee that after --THE WAY-- which they call heresy so I worship the GOD of my fathers believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets PSALM 18:21 for I have kept --THE WAYS-- of THE LORD and have not wickedly departed from my GOD PROVERBS 16:25 there is a way that seemeth right unto man but the end thereof are --THE WAYS-- of death
  • Lu2677
    Acts 24-31, scripture to learn from. Leviticus 18.
    All people are from the blood line of Adam and Eve. I want to correct something I wrote earlier; I wrote that Cain would have married his sister. But scripture does not tell us who Cain married. So, I repent of that comment.
  • Irene123
    Felix; for at least 2 YEARS he heard the truth of God's word. He well KNEW the way of salvation - from Paul. The Bible is silent on how he turned out, but even after 2 yrs. of hearing about the sin of the love of money, covetousness - he still was hoping for money from Paul. He hadn't learned by then, so ............only God knows.
  • Irene123
    "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way they call HERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things written in the Law and the Prophets."
  • BSP
    Verse 26 shows that Felix had ulterior motives.

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