Acts 23:19

“Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the chiefe captaine tooke him by the hand, and went with him aside priuately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, {began} to inquire of him privately, "What is it that you have to report to me?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is it that thou hast to tell me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the chief took him by the hand and, going on one side, said to him privately, What is it you have to say to me?
- Basic English Bible

And the chiliarch having taken him by the hand, and having gone apart in private, inquired, What is it that thou hast to report to me?
- Darby Bible

Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?
- Webster's Bible

Then the Tribune, taking him by the arm, withdrew out of the hearing of others and asked him, "What have you to tell me?"
- Weymouth Bible

The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"
- World English Bible

And the tribune took his hoond, and wente with hym asidis half, and axide hym, What thing is it, that thou hast to schewe to me?
- Wycliffe Bible

And the chief captain having taken him by the hand, and having withdrawn by themselves, inquired, `What is that which thou hast to tell me?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 23:19


23:19 And the tribune taking him by the hand - In a mild, condescending way. Lysias seems to have conducted this whole affair with great integrity, humanity, and prudence.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 23:19


Ac 23:19 Took him by the hand. To show how carefully he was listening to the story.

Discussion for Acts 23:19

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