Acts 22:27

“Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 22:27

Then the chiefe captaine came; and said vnto him, Tell me, art thou a Romane? He said, Yea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman? And he said, "Yes.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the chief captain came and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the chief captain came to him and said, Give me an answer, are you a Roman? And he said, Yes.
- Basic English Bible

And the chiliarch coming up said to him, Tell me, Art *thou* a Roman? And he said, Yes.
- Darby Bible

Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yes.
- Webster's Bible

So the Tribune came to Paul and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes," he said.
- Weymouth Bible

The commanding officer came and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."
- World English Bible

And the tribune cam niy, and seide to hym, Seie thou to me, whether thou art a Romayn?
- Wycliffe Bible

and the chief captain having come near, said to him, `Tell me, art thou a Roman?' and he said, `Yes;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 22:27

Wesley's Notes for Acts 22:27


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.

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.

22:28 But I was free born - Not barely as being born at Tarsus; for this was not Roman colony. But probably either his father, or some of his ancestors, had been made free of Rome, for some military service. We learn hence, that we are under no obligation as Christians to give up our civil privileges (which we are to receive and prize as the gift of God) to every insolent invader. In a thousand circumstances, gratitude to God, and duty to men, will oblige us to insist upon them; and engage us to strive to transmit them improved, rather than impaired to posterity.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:27


Ac 22:27 Art thou a Roman? The commander comes at once to inquire for himself.

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