Acts 23:28

“And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when I would haue knowen the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him foorth into their Council.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Council;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And desiring to know the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him down unto their council:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, desiring to get at the reason for their attack on him, I took him down to their Sanhedrin:
- Basic English Bible

And desiring to know the charge on which they accused him, I brought him down to their council;
- Darby Bible

And when I would have known the cause for which they accused him, I brought him forth into their council:
- Webster's Bible

And, wishing to know with certainty the offense of which they were accusing him, I brought him down into their Sanhedrin,
- Weymouth Bible

Desiring to know the cause why they accused him, I brought him down to their council.
- World English Bible

And Y wolde wite the cause, which thei puttiden ayens hym; and Y ledde hym to the counsel of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and, intending to know the cause for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their sanhedrim,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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