Acts 24:26

“He hoped also that money should haue bene giuen him of Paul, that hee might loose him: wherefore hee sent for him the oftner, and cōmuned with him.”

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Other Translations

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
- King James Version

At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he was hoping that Paul would give him money: so he sent for him more frequently and had talk with him.
- Basic English Bible

hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.
- Darby Bible

He hoped also that money would have been given him by Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
- Webster's Bible

At the same time he hoped that Paul would give him money; and for this reason he sent for him the oftener to converse with him.
- Weymouth Bible

Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.
- World English Bible

Also he hopide, that money schulde be youun to hym of Poul; for which thing eft he clepide hym, and spak with hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and at the same time also hoping that money shall be given to him by Paul, that he may release him, therefore, also sending for him the oftener, he was conversing with him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 24:26


24:26 He hoped also - An evil hope: so when he heard his eye was not single. No marvel then that he profited nothing by all St. Paul's discourses: that money would be given - By the Christians for the liberty of so able a minister. And waiting for this, unhappy Felix fell short of the treasure of the Gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:26


Ac 24:26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul. Almost every Roman governor took a province in order to enrich himself, and hence would welcome bribery and every species of corruption. Felix was no worse than the average official of his time.

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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