Acts 22:26

“When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the Centurion heard that, hee went and told the chiefe captaine, saying, Take heede what thou doest, for this man is a Romane.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When the centurion heard {this,} he went to the commander and told him, saying, "What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the centurion heard it, he went to the chief captain and told him, saying, What art thou about to do? for this man is a Roman.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And hearing this, the man went to the chief captain and gave him an account of it, saying, What are you about to do? for this man is a Roman.
- Basic English Bible

And the centurion, having heard it, went and reported it to the chiliarch, saying, What art thou going to do? for this man is a Roman.
- Darby Bible

When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest; for this man is a Roman.
- Webster's Bible

On hearing this question, the Captain went to report the matter to the Tribune. "What are you intending to do?" he said. "This man is a Roman citizen."
- Weymouth Bible

When the centurion heard it, he went to the commanding officer and told him, "Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman!"
- World English Bible

And whanne this thing was herd, the centurien wente to the tribune, and telde to hym, and seide, What art thou to doynge? for this man is a citeseyn of Rome.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the centurion having heard, having gone near to the chief captain, told, saying, `Take heed what thou art about to do, for this man is a Roman;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:26

22:26 Consider what thou art about to do; for this man is a Roman - Yea, there was a stronger reason to consider. For this man was a servant of God.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:26

Ac 22:26 For this man is a Roman. The name "Roman" acted like magic in each case. The centurion at once pauses, tell his commander to beware; no officer dared to lay a hand in violence on a Roman citizen without trial. The calm was at once allowed, for it was a capital offense to make a false claim of citizenship, and none dared attempt it. Suetonius says: ``He who falsely pretended to Roman citizenship was beheaded on the Esquiline hill.'' A constant traveler like Paul would be likely to carry papers that would prove his claims.

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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