Acts 24:19

“Who ought to haue beene here before thee, and obiect, if they had ought against me.”

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Other Translations

Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
- King James Version

who ought to have been present before you and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who ought to have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they had aught against me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it would have been better if they had come here to make a statement, if they have anything against me.
- Basic English Bible

who ought to appear before thee and accuse, if they have anything against me;
- Darby Bible

Who ought to have been here before thee, and object if they had aught against me.
- Webster's Bible

They ought to have been here before you, and to have been my prosecutors, if they have any charge to bring against me.
- Weymouth Bible

They ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against me.
- World English Bible

And summe Jewis of Asie, whiche it behofte to be now present at thee, and accuse, if thei hadden ony thing ayens me,
- Wycliffe Bible

whom it behoveth to be present before thee, and to accuse, if they had anything against me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 24:19


24:19 Who ought to have been present before thee - But the world never commit greater blunders, even against its own laws, than when it is persecuting the children of God.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:19


Ac 24:19 Who ought to have been here. These foreign Jews were the legal accusers. The Sanhedrin was a court of trial, and its members present were not the accusers. The Roman custom required the accusers to face the accused.

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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