And when they bring you unto the synagogues
Of the Jews, to be examined and scourged by the rulers of them:
and unto magistrates and powers;
Heathen ones; the Persic version reads, "princes and kings"; and the Ethiopic version, "princes, kings, and judges"; see ( Matthew 10:18 )
Take ye no thought how, or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye
be not anxiously concerned, neither about the manner, nor the matter of your answer, apology, and defence: in the first part of this clause, the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions, only read, "how"; and the Arabic version only, "what"; (See Gill on Matthew 10:19).