Acts 9:24

“But their laying awaite was knowen of Saul: and they watched the gates day and night to kill him.”

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Other Translations

But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
- King James Version

but their plot became known to Saul. They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night that they might kill him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Saul got knowledge of their design. And they kept watch day and night on the roads out of the town, so that they might put him to death:
- Basic English Bible

But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;
- Darby Bible

But their laying in wait, was known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
- Webster's Bible

but information of their intention was given to him. They even watched the gates, day and night, in order to murder him;
- Weymouth Bible

but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,
- World English Bible

And the aspies of hem weren maad knowun to Saul. And thei kepten the yatis dai and niyt, that thei schulden sle him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and their counsel against [him] was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 9:24


9:24 They guarded the gates day and night - That is, the governor did, at their request, #2Cor 11:32|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 9:24


Ac 9:24 They watched the gates. "The governor, under Aretas the king, kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me" (2Co 11:32).

Discussion for Acts 9

  • EROMOSELE CLEMENT EHIMARE
    Amazing scripture with so much to learn. first Jesus change Saul's vision from going to Damascus to kill persecute to preaching Christ and leading people to salvation. secondly, God used Ananias to restore Saul's sight, got him saved, baptize, and his name changed from Saul to Paul. third lesson was God working through Peter to raise Dorcas to life. it means God can do any miracle through us.et
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    All unrighteousness is sin: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • Sonja Williamson
    When we live right and follow GOD'S commandments. We can do exploit like He told us we will do. We will have power to heal the sick, to deliver, and to help set the captive free. We will have power after being endued with the Holy ghost. Although, we sometimes commit sin and allow the devil to use us God knows our heart and He has a purpose for us. He is just to forgive and make us clean to be use
  • Will
    Amen to that....Praise God......everything is not as it seems..thanku Jesus..ps 25:7;ps 103:12;jn5:14
  • Stephen B
    Peter, I am glad to hear of your salvation!! Hopefully we can meet and tell young people about Jesus and not only save a soul but a life as well.
  • Peter
    i wish when i was young that someone would of told me about Jesus but now i now that he is the only way and i will keep him first in my life .

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