Acts 22:20

“And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when þe blood of thy martyr Steuen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting vnto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Stephen your witness was put to death, I was there, giving approval, and looking after the clothing of those who put him to death.
- Basic English Bible

and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was shed, I also myself was standing by and consenting, and kept the clothes of them who killed him.
- Darby Bible

And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
- Webster's Bible

and when they were shedding the blood of Stephen, Thy witness, I was standing by, fully approving of it, and I held the clothes of those who were killing him.'
- Weymouth Bible

When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.'
- World English Bible

And whanne the blood of Steuene, thi witnesse, was sched out, Y stood niy, and consentide, and kept the clothis of men that slowen hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was being poured forth, I also was standing by and assenting to his death, and keeping the garments of those putting him to death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:20


22:20 When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by - A real convert still retains the remembrance of his former sins. He confesses thorn and is humbled for them, all the days of his life.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:20


Ac 22:20 When the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed. See Ac 7:58 8:1.

Discussion for Acts 22:20

  • Sumith de alwis for verse 20
    "keeping the garments of those putting him to death"Is this part of the stonning process ? please explain the stonning process from beginning to end. Is it a sinful act to keep garments of those putting one to death ?
  • Sumith de alwis for verse 20
    the act of keeping clothes at his feet. what does this mean ? Who are witness whose clothes were removed ? why should witness remove clothes - is it before stonning and why ?

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