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

  • 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
  • Irene123
    To Joe: Festus, Felix and Agrippa were being witnessed to by God (Jesus) thru Paul. You can see this in Agrippa, v. 28. All 3 heard Paul, but Felix 'n Festus made no comment - so we don't know if they felt the same. Verse makes me sad, every time I read it. So-o-o close ............
  • Geraldine cole
    This let me see in verse 24 that we must be very careful how we deal with the world because we never no when God has us in mind to help someone else to become a Christian we are here to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Amen
  • Joe
    I believe Agrippa had the authority to release Paul. Paul had appealed to Caesar if he were going to be judged however if he were NOT going to judged, he could have been released. My point here is, I believe going to Rome was God's plan for Paul: Felix, Festus and Agrippa were just pawns.
  • BSP
    Paul saw what Jesus was telling him and he wisely made the needed changes.
  • De De
    Saul was radically changed by power that was not mere men 's ability, but in the personal experience of Jesus Christ! Great fear had to grip him, and to move him to a place of desperation. This humbled Paul to recognize his total helplessness and God 's very real and awesome power! That The Lord would still choose him knowing how he chose to destroy the Church was also great motivation for Paul to serve God in deep reverent respect of this new personal revelation of Who God Is. This is The teaching that The Lord gave us to follow! Such courage is given to us, as was Paul, to stand and "give an answer for The Hope that is within us "!Paul "loved not his life to the death ", not knowing whether that day he would live or be killed. But, he KNEW Jesus lived inside of Him, "and yet I live, yet it is not I that lives, but it is Christ giving him a new real power that far exceeds any disillusion of man to control his own life and circumstances. "To live is Christ, to die is gain ". His own faith was in Christ, alone, and in The Power of The Cross. May it be so with us!

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