Acts 21:9

“And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 21:9

And þe same man had foure daughters, virgins, which did prophesie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now this man had four virgin daughters, who prophesied.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had four daughters, virgins, who were prophets.
- Basic English Bible

Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.
- Darby Bible

And the same man had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied.
- Webster's Bible

Now Philip had four unmarried daughters who were prophetesses;
- Weymouth Bible

Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.
- World English Bible

And to hym weren foure douytris, virgyns, that profecieden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this one had four daughters, virgins, prophesying.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 21:9

Wesley's Notes for Acts 21:9

21:7 Having finished our voyage - From Macedonia, #Acts 20:6|, we came to Ptolemais - A celebrated city on the sea coast, anciently called Accos. It is now, like many other once noble cities, only a heap of ruins.

21:8 We came to Cesarea - So called from a stately temple which Herod the Great dedicated there to Augustus Cesar. It was the place where the Roman governor of Judea generally resided and kept his court. The evangelist, who was one of the seven deacons - An evangelist is a preacher of the Gospel to those who had never heard it, as Philip had done to the Samaritans, to the Ethiopian eunuch, and to all the towns from Azotus to Cesarea, #Acts 8:5|,26,40. It is not unlikely he spent the following years preaching in Tyre and Sidon, and the other heathen cities in the neighbourhood of Galilee, his house being at Cesarea, a convenient situation for that purpose. We abode with him - We lodged at his house during our stay at Cesarea.

21:10 A certain prophet came - The nearer the event was, the more express were the predictions which prepared Paul for it.

21:11 Binding his own feet and hands - In the manner that malefactors were wont to be bound when apprehended. So shall the Jews bind the man whose girdle this is - St. Paul's bonds were first particularly foretold at Cesarea, to which he afterward came in bonds, #Acts 23:33|.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 21:9

Ac 21:9 Had four daughters . . . which did prophesy. Compare Ac 2:17. The prophetic spirit in either the Old or New Testament is not confined to a single sex. Miriam (Ex 15:20), Deborah (Jud 4:4), and Huldah (2Ki 22:14 2Ch 34:22) are Old Testament examples, and in the New Testament, Elizabeth (Lu 1:41,42, Mary (Lu 1:46-55), Anna (Lu 2:36), and the daughters of Philip are instances.

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