Acts 26:21

“For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For these causes the Iewes caught mee in the Temple, and went about to kill me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For this reason {some} Jews seized me in the temple and tried to put me to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause the Jews seized me in the temple, and assayed to kill me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, the Jews took me in the Temple, and made an attempt to put me to death.
- Basic English Bible

On account of these things the Jews, having seized me in the temple, attempted to lay hands on and destroy me.
- Darby Bible

For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
- Webster's Bible

It was on this account that the Jews seized me in the Temple and tried to kill me.
- Weymouth Bible

For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple, and tried to kill me.
- World English Bible

For this cause Jewis token me, whanne Y was in the temple, to sle me.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of these things the Jews -- having caught me in the temple -- were endeavouring to kill [me].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:21

26:21 For these things - The apostle now applies all that he had said.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 26:21

Ac 26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me. Because he obeyed and preached Christ.

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
  • 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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