Acts 22:21

“And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 22:21

And he said vnto me, Depart: for I will send thee farre hence, vnto the Gentiles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to me, Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to me, Go, for *I* will send thee to the nations afar off.
- Darby Bible

And he said to me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence to the Gentiles.
- Webster's Bible

`Go,' He replied; `I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'
- Weymouth Bible

He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'
- World English Bible

And he seide to me, Go thou, for Y schal sende thee fer to naciouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 22:21

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:21


22:19 And I said - It is not easy for a servant of Christ, who is himself deeply impressed with Divine truths, to imagine to what a degree men are capable of hardening their hearts against thee. He is often ready to think with Paul, It is impossible for any to resist such evidence. But experience makes him wiser and shows that wilful unbelief is proof against all truth and reason.

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.

22:22 And they heard him to this word - Till he began to speak of his mission to the Gentiles, and this too in such a manner as implied that the Jews were in danger of being cast off.

22:23 They rent their garments - In token of indignation and horror at this pretended blasphemy, and cast dust into the air - Through vehemence of rage, which they knew not how to vent.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:21


Ac 22:21 Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Thus by the command of his Lord his life-work was placed beyond the pale of Israel.

Discussion for Acts 22:21

  • Patricia Zahler on Acts 22:21
    Years of teachin Sunday morning and afternoon and evening had me perplexed by seeming contradictions. At age 37 my spiritual eyes were opened when I put my life into God's Hands. The loudest verse was The Great Commission, Matthew 28 19 and 20. There is a comma after nations, teaching themvti observe all things whatsoever I have COMMANDED you." What were the all things. Then Paul's message became clear. And backed up by the fact the apostles had not left Jerusalem after 15 years because every Jew had to be saved BEFORE they could take the message to the nations. See Acts 28:24-29.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 22:21
    Patricia,

    Can you please share where in scripture I can find that every Jew had to be saved before they could take the message to the nations. I do not know of any place where Paul taught that. Are you referring only to those who were sent out, or every Jew?


 

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