Acts 28:20

“For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause therefore haue I called for you, to see you, and to speake with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For this reason, therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, for I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with `me': for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But for this reason I sent for you, to see and have talk with you: for because of the hope of Israel I am in these chains.
- Basic English Bible

For this cause therefore I have called you to [me] to see and to speak to you; for on account of the hope of Israel I have this chain about me.
- Darby Bible

For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
- Webster's Bible

For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause therefore I asked to see you and to speak with you. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."
- World English Bible

Therfor for this cause Y preiede to se you, and speke to you; for for the hope of Israel Y am gird aboute with this chayne.
- Wycliffe Bible

for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with [you], for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 28:20


28:20 The hope of Israel - What Israel hopes for, namely, the Messiah and the resurrection.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 28:20


Ac 28:20 For the hope of Israel. They knew that it was the hope of Christ and the resurrection. I am bound with this chain. A reference to the one that bound him to the soldier.

Discussion for Acts 28

  • Steve morrow
    acts 28:28 be it known therefore unto you that the salvation of GOD is sent unto the gentiles and that they will hear it TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT---BRINGETH SALVATION---HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN 2:12 ---TEACHING US--- THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY---IN THIS PRESENT WORLD---
  • Dewey J
    To all Acts has no ending because the apostles and saints continued to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Many going in different directions. Lastly we find St. John 90 plus years old banished on the island of Patmos writing the revelation of Jesus Christ. Glory be to God in the highest!
  • Alfred
    To Irene: I think its because the book of Acts, is not a gospel. It is more of a record of th first church. The gospels were written, for people to come to faith.
  • Irene123
    I've seen several on here that I know are aware of the end of Acts - it has no 'closing', no 'amen', no 'bless you all in Jesus name', nothing like that; it just - stops. Does anyone know why this is?
  • Irene123
    To Jessica on v. 3 - It was just an ordinary snake, albeit very poisonous, that God used to get the attention of the island people so Paul could witness to them of His God, about His healing of bodies and souls. Acts 2:38
  • Dewey J
    Hello Donna, in 2 Timothy 4:6,7,8 Paul said, "I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. v7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. V8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness NIV.... Paul was executed shortly after this epistle by the Roman Government by head decapitation. Glory be to GOD!

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