Acts 23:23

“And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he called vnto him two Centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred souldiers to goe to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearemen two hundred, at the third houre of the night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he called to him two of the centurions and said, "Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called unto him two of the centurions, and said, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he sent for two captains and said, Make ready two hundred men, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen, to go to Caesarea, at the third hour of the night:
- Basic English Bible

And having called to [him] certain two of the centurions, he said, Prepare two hundred soldiers that they may go as far as Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred light-armed footmen, for the third hour of the night.
- Darby Bible

And he called to him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Cesarea, and seventy horsemen, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;
- Webster's Bible

Then, calling to him two of the Captains, he gave his orders. "Get ready two hundred men," he said, "to march to Caesarea, with seventy cavalry and two hundred light infantry, starting at nine o'clock to-night."
- Weymouth Bible

He called to himself two of the centurions, and said, "Prepare two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, with seventy horsemen, and two hundred men armed with spears, at the third hour of the night."
- World English Bible

And he clepide togidre twei centuriens, and he seide to hem, Make ye redi twei hundrid knyytis, that thei go to Cesarie, and horse men seuenti, and spere men twey hundrid, fro the thridde our of the nyyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having called near a certain two of the centurions, he said, `Make ready soldiers two hundred, that they may go on unto Caesarea, and horsemen seventy, and spearmen two hundred, from the third hour of the night;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 23:23


Ac 23:23 Called unto [him] two centurions. These were told to prepare four hundred and seventy soldiers for an escort, a large force, but the country was in a disturbed condition, and all the occurrences connected with Paul confused and alarmed the commander.

Discussion for Acts 23

  • Irene123
    V. 2 - Paul spoke truth in v. 1; in v. 2 Ananias commanded Paul to be sote on the mouth, which God stopped. When someone witnesses, in person, by letter, by phone, by PC, - it is wrong to 'smite' them by getting indignant, angry, and saying they are fools, ignorant, etc. In Pro. it says a 'soft' answer, in Isa., Jer.? it says, "Come now, let us reason together, ..... "; cont.
  • Irene123
    To Ade - Paul was "a new creature in Christ". Read the WHOLE book of Acts.
  • Ade
    I am not sure of Paul's response, according to verses 3 and 5 could it be sarcasm or he was trying to be smart with words.
  • BENJAMIN TAMAKLOE
    SOMETIMES YOU GET SO FLABAGASTED AT HOW THINGS GO ON SURELY HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE AND NOTHING I SAY NOTHING SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, JUST ABOUT A WEEK AMAN OF GOD DELIVERING THE WORD FROM THE PULPIT AND WAS SHOT BY EVIL ARROWS TO KILL HIM AS THE JEWS UNDER A CURSE FASTING AND MAKING INCATENTION FOR PAUL TO DIE , BUT PRAISE GOD IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS - IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE THAT'S WHY IT HAPPENED TO STREANGTHEN US IN STANDING FIRM IN THE LORD AND FOR THE LORD, I AM BELIEVING GOD TO DISPATCH HIS ANGELS IN THE MEDICAL TO REACH MY BROTHER HIS TOATAL HEALING IN JESUS NAME AMEN
  • Katie
    branda. This is in addition to my other comment. Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin and of the town of Giscalis in Judea and When Rome took Giscalis to war, Paul then moved to Tarsus and THEN he went to study under the feet of Gamaliel in Jerusalem. Sorry. I had to correct my error. I had left out the part about Tarsus.
  • Katie
    Brenda, when it states a Jew it means that they lived in Judea, it has nothing to do with ones heritage. Like how someone from Texas is called a Texan. Paul was not a jew in the sense of how Jews are today. People were called jews because they lived or once lived in Judea. It doesn 't mean that they are of the Tribe of Judah. I think Paul himself a Pharisee in Chapter 23 to start a fight among the Pharisees and sadducees. It turned the enemy of Paul against one another. Pauls father was a Roman therefore it made Paul one too but Paul was of the Tribe of Benjamin. See Romans 11 11 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. He was of the tribe of Benjamin Benjamite and from the town of Giscalis in Judea which made him a "jew " because of where he lived. Being called a jew had to do with where one lived Judea . From there Paul moved to Jerusalem to study under the feet of Gamaliel.

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