“Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.”
King James Version (KJV)
24:15 Both of the just and of the unjust - In a public court this was peculiarly proper to be observed.
24:16 For this cause - With a view to this, I also exercise myself - As well as they.
24:19 Who ought to have been present before thee - But the world never commit greater blunders, even against its own laws, than when it is persecuting the children of God.
Ac 24:17 Now after many years I came. Here he begins his reply to the third charge, that of profaning the temple. He came to Jerusalem with the most benevolent motives, to bring alms to my own nation. These were sums of money gathered in the Gentile churches for the poor in Jerusalem. See Ro 15:25-31 1Co 16:1-4 2Co 8:9. And offerings. Such as were customary at the temple. It was while engaged in the preparations for a Nazarite offering that he was seized. He thus accounts for his presence in the temple.
Now after many yeeres, I came to bring almes to my nation, & offrings:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:
- American Standard Version (1901)
Now after a number of years I came to give help and offerings to my nation:
- Basic English Bible
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
- Darby Bible
Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
- Webster's Bible
Now after an interval of several years I came to bring alms to my nation, and to offer sacrifices.
- Weymouth Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;
- World English Bible
But after many yeeris, Y cam to do almes dedis to my folc, and offryngis, and auowis;
- Wycliffe Bible
`And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
- Youngs Literal Bible