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

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

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People's Bible Notes for Acts 22:27

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

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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