Acts 22:25

“And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said vnto the Centurion that stood by, Is it lawfull for you to scourge a man that is a Romane, and vncondemned?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when they stretched him out with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they had tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when they had put leather bands round him, Paul said to the captain who was present, Is it the law for you to give blows to a man who is a Roman and has not been judged?
- Basic English Bible

But as they stretched him forward with the thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood [by], Is it lawful for you to scourge a man [who is] a Roman and uncondemned?
- Darby Bible

And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
- Webster's Bible

But, when they had tied him up with the straps, Paul said to the Captain who stood by, "Does the Law permit you to flog a Roman citizen--and one too who is uncondemned?"
- Weymouth Bible

When they had tied him up with thongs, Paul asked the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and not found guilty?"
- World English Bible

And whanne thei hadden boundun hym with cordis, Poul seide to a centurien stondinge niy to hym, Whether it is leueful to you, to scourge a Romayn, and vndampned?
- Wycliffe Bible

And as he was stretching him with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion who was standing by, `A man, a Roman, uncondemned -- is it lawful to you to scourge;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:25


22:25 And as they - The soldiers ordered by the tribune, were binding him with thongs - A freeman of Rome might be bound with a chain and beaten with a staff: but he might not be bound with thongs, neither scourged, or beaten with rods: Paul said to the centurion - The captain, who stood by to see the orders of the tribune executed.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:25


Ac 22:25 Paul said unto the centurion. Who was seeing that the chief captain's orders were carried out. Is it lawful for you to scourge . . . a Roman? Once before at Philippi, he had appealed to his rights as a Roman (Ac 16:37), but this was after the scourging.

Discussion for Acts 22

  • Kevin
    Paul who was chosen of God to bring the gospel of salvation to the Gentiles was a ROMAN !
  • Patricia Zahler for verse 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.
  • Anne
    Paul had great zeal in persecuting the Christians but God turned it around and he became a zealot for the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Is 'nt God Awesome? He can do anything.
  • Lillie
    paul was a murderer of gods people, but on his way to damascus jesus caused blindness to come upon him and spoke to him out of the light from heaven to stop persecuteing him only then did he paul accept jesus christ after his sight returned. why is it that something bad have to happen to you before you believe in god, god is real and just and faithful we should always give praises to him and continue to spread his word to everyone we meet. all of our blessings comes from the lord which made heaven and earth. praise the lord god always amen.
  • Tommy
    Paul was holding their coats while the were killing Stephen.It means he gave aid to them and was just as guilty as they were. Have a blessed day. Acts ch 22 verse.
  • Prophet
    Paul is driven to do his job as a Roman he followed the Law to the letter. To even stand-by and participate in the stoning of Stephen the Apostle. He did not know The Christ-he ask; "Who are you, Lord?" This is the same question, we ask today. So in his infinite Wisdom The Christ chose Paul-knowing he would do all he was asked to do in His Name. When you hear His Voice; DO as Saul has show us; be driven to share the message of The Christ with all the spiritually 'blind and lost' of our generation.

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