Acts 19:40

“For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we are in danger to be called in question for this dayes vprore, there being no cause whereby we may giue an accompt of this concourse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today's events, since there is no {real} cause {for it,} and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For indeed we are in danger to be accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause `for it': and as touching it we shall not be able to give account of this concourse.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For, truly, we are in danger of being made responsible for this day's trouble, there being no cause for it: and we are not able to give any reason for this coming together.
- Basic English Bible

For also we are in danger to be put in accusation for sedition for this [affair] of to-day, no cause existing in reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse.
- Darby Bible

For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause by which we may give an account of this concourse.
- Webster's Bible

For in connexion with to-day's proceedings there is danger of our being charged with attempted insurrection, there having been no real reason for this riot; nor shall we be able to justify the behaviour of this disorderly mob."
- Weymouth Bible

For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause. Concerning it, we wouldn't be able to give an account of this commotion."
- World English Bible

For whi we ben in perel to be repreuyd of this daies dissencioun, sithen no man is gilti, of whom we moun yelde resoun of this rennyng togidre. And whanne he hadde seid this thing, he lete the puple go.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we are also in peril of being accused of insurrection in regard to this day, there being no occasion by which we shall be able to give an account of this concourse;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 19:40


19:40 This concourse - He wisely calls it by an inoffensive name.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 19:40


Ac 19:40 We are in danger. The Roman law made it a capital offense to incite a riot, nor did the Roman officials wink at any disturbance in the provinces. Ephesus was what was called "a free city"; that is, it governed itself in local matters. It might have its liberties taken away for just such occurrences as those of this day.

Discussion for Acts 19:40

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