Acts 16:39

“And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 16:39

And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the citie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they came and besought them; and when they had brought them out, they asked them to go away from the city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then they came and made prayers to them, requesting them, when they had taken them out, to go away from the town.
- Basic English Bible

And they came and besought them, and having brought them out, asked them to go out of the city.
- Darby Bible

And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
- Webster's Bible

Accordingly they came and apologized to them; and, bringing them out, asked them to leave the city.
- Weymouth Bible

and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.
- World English Bible

And thei camen, and bisechiden hem, and thei brouyten hem out, and preieden, that thei schulden go out of the citee.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having come, they besought them, and having brought [them] forth, they were asking [them] to go forth from the city;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 16:39

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:39


16:37 They have beaten us publicly, being Romans - St. Paul does not always plead this privilege. But in a country where they were entire strangers, such treatment might have brought upon them a suspicion of having been guilty of some uncommon crime, and so have hindered the course of the Gospel.

16:40 When they had seen the brethren, they comforted them and departed - Though many circumstances now invited their stay, yet they wisely complied with the request of the magistrates, that they might not seem to express any degree of obstinacy or revenge, or give any suspicion of a design to stir up the people.


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