2 Corinthians 11:32

“In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In Damascus the gouernour vnder Aretas the King, kept the citie with a garison, desirous to apprehend mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In Damascus the ethnarch under Aretas the king was guarding the city of the Damascenes in order to seize me,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king guarded the city of the Damascenes in order to take me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

In Damascus, the ruler under Aretas the king kept watch over the town of the people of Damascus, in order to take me:
- Basic English Bible

In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes shut up, wishing to take me;
- Darby Bible

In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
- Webster's Bible

In Damascus the governor under King Aretas kept guards at the gates of the city in order to apprehend me,
- Weymouth Bible

In Damascus the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of the Damascenes desiring to arrest me.
- World English Bible

The preuost of Damask, of the kyng of the folk Arethe, kepte the citee of Damascenes to take me;
- Wycliffe Bible

In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:32


11:32 The governor under Aretas - King of Arabia and Syria of which Damascus was a chief city, willing to oblige the Jews, kept the city - Setting guards at all the gates day and night.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 11:32


2Co 11:32 In Damascus. This seems to be cited to show that the very beginning of his Christian career was amid peril. See Ac 9:23-25. The governor under Aretas the king. Aretas was king of Petra, and the father-in-law of Herod Antipas. Damascus was usually, at these times, under Roman rule. Aretas engaged in war with Herod because he sent off his daughter and took Herodias for a wife. He defeated Herod and became embroiled with the Romans. It is likely that in the contest Damascus fell into his hands for a time. The language, Kept the city . . . with a garrison, shows that it was war times. The Jews, who were very strong in Damascus, doubtless induced the governor to try to seize Paul.

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