Acts 22:2

“(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 22:2

(And when they heard that hee spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he *said,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they heard that he spake unto them in the Hebrew language, they were the more quiet: and he saith,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, hearing him talking in the Hebrew language, they became the more quiet, and he said,
- Basic English Bible

And hearing that he addressed them in the Hebrew tongue, they kept the more quiet; and he says,
- Darby Bible

(And when they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
- Webster's Bible

And on hearing him address them in Hebrew, they kept all the more quiet; and he said,
- Weymouth Bible

When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He said,
- World English Bible

And whanne sum herden that in Ebrew tunge he spak to hem, thei yauen the more silence.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they having heard that in the Hebrew dialect he was speaking to them, gave the more silence, and he saith, --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 22:2

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:2


22:1 Hear ye now my defence - Which they could not hear before for the tumult.

22:3 I am verily - This defence answers all that is objected, #Acts 21:28|. As there, so here also mention is made of the person of Paul, #Acts 22:3|, of the people and the law, #Acts 22:3|,5,12; of the temple, #Acts 22:17|; of teaching all men, #Acts 22:15 |- 17,21; and of the truth of his doctrine, #Acts 22:6|. But he speaks closely and nervously, in few words, because the time was short. But brought up at the feet of Gamaliel - The scholars usually sat on low seats, or upon mats on the floor, at the feet of their masters, whose seats were raised to a considerable height. Accurately instructed - The learned education which Paul had received was once no doubt the matter of his boasting and confidence. Unsanctified learning made his bonds strong, and furnished him with numerous arguments against the Gospel. Yet when the grace of God had changed his heart, and turned his accomplishments into another channel, he was the fitter instrument to serve God's wise and merciful purposes, in the defence and propagation of Christianity.

22:4 And persecuted this way - With the same zeal that you do now. Binding both men and women - How much better was his condition, now he was bound himself.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:2


Ac 22:2 Spake in the Hebrew tongue to them. The tongue called the Hebrew, a dialect of the ancient Hebrew, and distinguished from it by the name "Aramaic". It was the common language of Judea in the time of Christ. It would be understood by all Paul's Jewish hearers, while many could not understand Greek.

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