Acts 25:3

“And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And desired fauour against him, that he would send for him to Hierusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem ({at the same time,} setting an ambush to kill him on the way).
- New American Standard Version (1995)

asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Requesting Festus to give effect to their design against him, and send him to Jerusalem, when they would be waiting to put him to death on the way.
- Basic English Bible

asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.
- Darby Bible

And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
- Webster's Bible

asking it as a favour, to Paul's prejudice--to have him brought to Jerusalem. They were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.
- Weymouth Bible

asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem; plotting to kill him on the way.
- World English Bible

and axiden grace ayens hym, that he schulde comaunde hym to be led to Jerusalem; and thei settiden aspies to sle hym in the weie.
- Wycliffe Bible

asking favour against him, that he may send for him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to put him to death in the way.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 25:3


Ac 25:3 To kill him. This was the real object of their request. Those who will read the account of these times given by Josephus, a Jew of this period, will see that such a murderous purpose is not improbable. Their purpose was for the time baffled by the decision of Festus that the case must be tried before his court in Caesarea instead of before the Sanhedrin.

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