Acts 16:35

“And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 16:35

And when it was day, the Magistrates sent the Sergeants, saying, Let those men goe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when it was day, the authorities sent the police, saying, Let these men go.
- Basic English Bible

And when it was day, the praetors sent the lictors, saying, Let those men go.
- Darby Bible

And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.
- Webster's Bible

In the morning the praetors sent their lictors with the order, "Release those men."
- Weymouth Bible

But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, "Let those men go."
- World English Bible

And whanne dai was come, the magistratis senten catchepollis, and seiden, Delyuere thou tho men.
- Wycliffe Bible

And day having come, the magistrates sent the rod-bearers, saying, `Let those men go;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 16:35

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:35


16:35 The pretors sent - Being probably terrified by the earthquake; saying, Let those men go - How different from the charge given a few hours before! And how great an ease of mind to the jailer!


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:35


Ac 16:35,36 The magistrates sent the officers. The lictors are meant. It is possible that the magistrates had, in some way, heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens. They wished, therefore, to quietly get rid of them. The Porcian and Valerian laws exempted all Roman citizens from stripes or torture. They had broken the law.

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