Acts 21:37

“And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 21:37

And as Paul was to bee led into the castle, hee saide vnto the chiefe captaine, May I speake vnto thee? Who saide, Canst thou speake Greeke?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, "May I say something to you? And he *said, "Do you know Greek?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as Paul was about to be brought into the castle, he saith unto the chief captain, May I say something unto thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Paul was about to be taken into the building, he said to the chief captain, May I say something to you? And he said, Have you a knowledge of Greek?
- Basic English Bible

But as he was about to be led into the fortress, Paul says to the chiliarch, Is it allowed me to say something to thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek?
- Darby Bible

And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said to the chief captain, May I speak to thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?
- Webster's Bible

When he was about to be taken into the barracks, Paul said to the Tribune, "May I speak to you?" "Do you know Greek?" the Tribune asked.
- Weymouth Bible

As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he asked the commanding officer, "May I speak to you?" He said, "Do you know Greek?
- World English Bible

And whanne Poul bigan to be led in to the castels, he seide to the tribune, Whether it is leueful `to me, to speke ony thing to thee?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Paul being about to be led into the castle, saith to the chief captain, `Is it permitted to me to say anything unto thee?' and he said, `Greek dost thou know?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 21:37

Wesley's Notes for Acts 21:37


21:37 As Paul was about to be brought into the castle - The wisdom of God taught to make use of that very time and place.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 21:37


Ac 21:37 Paul . . . said unto the chief captain. When Paul reached the head of the stairs, as he was carried by the soldiers into he fortress, he addressed the officer in Greek. Canst thou speak Greek? The chief captain was surprised that he should use that language.

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