Acts 26:6

“And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now I stand, and am iudged for the hope of the promise made of God vnto our fathers:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now I stand `here' to be judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now I am here to be judged because of the hope given by God's word to our fathers;
- Basic English Bible

And now I stand to be judged because of the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
- Darby Bible

And now I stand, and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers:
- Webster's Bible

And now I stand here impeached because of my hope in the fulfilment of the promise made by God to our forefathers--
- Weymouth Bible

Now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers,
- World English Bible

And now for the hope of repromyssioun, that is maad to oure fadris of God, Y stonde suget in dom;
- Wycliffe Bible

and now for the hope of the promise made to the fathers by God, I have stood judged,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 26:6


26:6 And now - This and the two following verses are in a kind of #Acts 26:6|,7,8 parenthesis, and show that what the Pharisees rightly taught concerning the resurrection, Paul likewise asserted at this day. The ninth verse is connected with the fifth. For Pharisaism #Acts 26:9|,5 impelled him to persecute. I stand in judgment for the hope of the promise - Of the resurrection. So it was in effect. For unless Christ had risen, there could have been no resurrection of the dead. And it was chiefly for testifying the resurrection of Christ, that the Jews still persecuted him.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 26:6


Ac 26:6 Judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto the fathers. It was not because of a departure from the faith of his fathers that he was accused. That glorious promise, running through all the Jewish Scriptures, was that the Messiah should come. For examples of the promise, see Ge 22:18 49:10 De 18:15-19 Isa 9:6,7. Paul not only believed in Moses and the prophets, but believed that the promise God made to them was fulfilled.

Discussion for Acts 26

  • 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
  • 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

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