Acts 24:17

“Now after many yeeres, I came to bring almes to my nation, & offrings:”

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Other Translations

Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
- King James Version

"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now after a number of years I came to give help and offerings to my nation:
- Basic English Bible

And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
- Darby Bible

Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
- Webster's Bible

Now after an interval of several years I came to bring alms to my nation, and to offer sacrifices.
- Weymouth Bible

Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;
- World English Bible

But after many yeeris, Y cam to do almes dedis to my folc, and offryngis, and auowis;
- Wycliffe Bible

`And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:17

Ac 24:17 Now after many years I came. Here he begins his reply to the third charge, that of profaning the temple. He came to Jerusalem with the most benevolent motives, to bring alms to my own nation. These were sums of money gathered in the Gentile churches for the poor in Jerusalem. See Ro 15:25-31 1Co 16:1-4 2Co 8:9. And offerings. Such as were customary at the temple. It was while engaged in the preparations for a Nazarite offering that he was seized. He thus accounts for his presence in the temple.

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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