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

  • 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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