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