Acts 26:17

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Deliuering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, vnto whom now I send thee,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

rescuing you from the {Jewish} people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will keep you safe from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,
- Basic English Bible

taking thee out from among the people, and the nations, to whom *I* send thee,
- Darby Bible

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send thee,
- Webster's Bible

I will save you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes,
- Weymouth Bible

delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you,
- World English Bible

And Y schal delyuere thee fro puplis and folkis, to whiche now Y sende thee,
- Wycliffe Bible

delivering thee from the people, and the nations, to whom now I send thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:17


26:17 Delivering thee from the people - The Jews and the Gentiles, to whom, both Jews and Gentiles, I now send thee - Paul gives them to know, that the liberty he enjoys even in bonds, was promised to him, as well as his preaching to the Gentiles. I, denotes the authority of the sender. Now, the time whence his mission was dated. For his apostleship, as well as his conversion, commenced at this moment.


Discussion for Acts 26

  • A disciple
    Anne; you say it! Whatever is in our heart, whatever grace, whatever truth, whatever real knowledge and experience in God; will be reflected clearly for all to see: and so the Holy Spirit in us will THEN indeed be able to convict and convince men, by the truth in us. Lip service and salesmanship doesn't fool anyone but those who have no discernment. Stage-playing is a cunning art of the devil.
  • Anne
    Paul took this opportunity to give his testimony about his salvation and ministry. This he did with such conviction that King Agrippa confessed that he almost persuaded him to become a Christian. We should take every opportunity to testify of our salvation and the goodness of God.
  • Bruce
    Barbara:Yes,They were sticks with points on him to keep the cattle going in the right direction. That's what the Spirit does, like Irene said .
  • Irene123
    "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks". Means God's convicting 'darts' in your heart for wrong doing
  • Barbara Horn
    Acts 26 verse 14.
    Saul says, it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
    Does he mean, something like go against the grain. ?
  • Steve morrow
    acts 26:20 but showed first unto them of Damascus and at Jerusalem and throughout all the coasts of Judea and then to the gentiles that they should repent and turn to GOD and do works meet for repentance
    ACTS 5:29 THEN PETER AND THE OTHER APOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN

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