Acts 24:12

“And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 24:12

And they neither found me in the Temple disputing with any man, neither raising vp the people, neither in the Synagogues, nor in the citie:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Neither in the temple, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city {itself} did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing a riot.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and neither in the temple did they find me disputing with any man or stirring up a crowd, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they have not seen me in argument with any man in the Temple, or working up the feelings of the people, in the Synagogues or in the town:
- Basic English Bible

and neither in the temple did they find me discoursing to any one, or making any tumultuous gathering together of the crowd, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city;
- Darby Bible

And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither exciting the people to sedition, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
- Webster's Bible

and that neither in the Temple nor in the synagogues, nor anywhere in the city, did they find me disputing with any opponent or collecting a crowd about me.
- Weymouth Bible

In the temple they didn't find me disputing with anyone or stirring up a crowd, either in the synagogues, or in the city.
- World English Bible

and nether in the temple thei founden me disputinge with ony man, nether makynge concours of puple, nether in synagogis, nether in citee;
- Wycliffe Bible

and neither in the temple did they find me reasoning with any one, or making a dissension of the multitude, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 24:12

Wesley's Notes for Acts 24:12


24:10 Knowing - for several years thou hast been a judge over this nation - And so not unacquainted with our religious rites and customs, and consequently more capable of understanding and deciding a cause of this nature. There was no flattery in this. It was a plain fact. He governed Judea six or seven years. I answer for myself - As it may be observed, his answer exactly corresponds with the three articles of Tertullus's charge: sedition, heresy, and profanation of the temple. As to the first, he suggests,. that he had not been long enough at Jerusalem to form a party and attempt an insurrection: (for it was about twelve days since he came up thither; five of which he had been at Cesarea, #Acts 24:1|; one or two were spent in his journey thither, and most of the rest he had been confined at Jerusalem.) And he challenges them, in fact, to produce any evidence of such practices, #Acts 24:11 |- 13. As to the second, he confesses himself to be a Christian; but maintains this to be a religion perfectly agreeable to the law and the prophets, and therefore deserving a fair reception, #Acts 24:14|,16. And as for profaning the temple, he observes that he behaved there in a most peaceful and regular manner, so that his innocence had been manifest even before the sanhedrim, where the authors of the tumult did not dare to appear against him.

24:14 After the way which they call heresy - This appellation St. Paul corrects. Not that it was then an odious word; but it was not honourable enough. A party or sect (so that word signifies) is formed by men. This way was prescribed by God. The apostle had now said what was sufficient for his defence; but having a fair occasion, he makes an ingenuous confession of his faith in this verse, his hope in the next, his love in the 17th. #Acts 24:14|,15,17 So worship I the God of my fathers - This was a very proper plea before a Roman magistrate; as it proved that he was under the protection of the Roman laws, since the Jews were so: whereas had he introduced the worship of new gods he would have forfeited that protection. Believing all things which are written - Concerning the Messiah.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:12


Ac 24:12 Neither provoking the people to sedition. This verse is in answer to the first charge, that of sedition (Ac 24:5). He had been perfectly quiet in Jerusalem.

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