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 28:20

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