Acts 23:30

“And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when it was tolde me, how that the Iewes laid waite for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gaue commandement to his accusers also, to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to bring charges against him before you."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when it was shown to me that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to thee forthwith, charging his accusers also to speak against him before thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when news was given to me that a secret design was being made against the man, I sent him straight away to you, giving orders to those who are against him to make their statements before you.
- Basic English Bible

But having received information of a plot about to be put in execution against the man [by the Jews], I have immediately sent him to thee, commanding also his accusers to say before thee the things that are against him. [Farewell.]
- Darby Bible

And when it was told to me that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent forthwith to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also, to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
- Webster's Bible

But now that I have received information of an intended attack upon him, I immediately send him to you, directing his accusers also to state before you the case they have against him."
- Weymouth Bible

When I was told that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him to you immediately, charging his accusers also to bring their accusations against him before you. Farewell."
- World English Bible

And whanne it was teeld me of the aspies, that thei arayden for hym, Y sente hym to thee, and Y warnede also the accuseris, that thei seie at thee. Fare wel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a plot having been intimated to me against this man -- about to be of the Jews -- at once I sent unto thee, having given command also to the accusers to say the things against him before thee; be strong.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 23:30


Ac 23:30 I sent him straightway to thee. "Though I held him to be innocent, hearing of the plot against his life, I thought it best to send him to thee". Had he released Paul in Jerusalem, the conspirators would have murdered him.

Discussion for Acts 23

  • Ray321
    Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. Paul had the Holy Spirit inside him and had Jesus speaking him. Can we imagine having Jesus speaking to us , thank God for the Holy Spirit.
  • 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.

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