Acts 26:5

“Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which knew me from the beginning, (if they would testifie) that after the most straitest sect of our religion, I liued a Pharisee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived {as} a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having knowledge of me from the first, if they be willing to testify, that after the straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they are able to say, if they would give witness, that I was living as a Pharisee, in that division of our religion which is most regular in the keeping of the law.
- Basic English Bible

who knew me before from the outset [of my life], if they would bear witness, that according to the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
- Darby Bible

Who knew me from the beginning, (if they would testify) that after the strictest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.
- Webster's Bible

For they all know me of old--if they would but testify to the fact--how, being an adherent of the strictest sect of our religion, my life was that of a Pharisee.
- Weymouth Bible

having known me from the first, if they are willing to testify, that after the strictest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
- World English Bible

if thei wolen bere witnessing, that bi the moost certeyn sect of oure religioun, Y lyuede a Farisee.
- Wycliffe Bible

knowing me before from the first, (if they may be willing to testify,) that after the most exact sect of our worship, I lived a Pharisee;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:5


26:5 If they would testify - But they would not, for they well knew what weight his former life must add to his present testimony.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 26:5


Ac 26:5 I lived a Pharisee. The Jews all knew that he had been educated and had lived a Pharisee, the strictest of Jewish sects.

Discussion for Acts 26:5

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