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Acts 26:17

17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them

Read Acts 26:17 Using Other Translations

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles--to whom I am sending you
And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles

What does Acts 26:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 26:17

Delivering thee from the people
That is, the people of the Jews, as they are distinguished from the Gentiles; and so the Syriac version, and two of Beza's copies, and two of Stephens's, read; for the Lord knew, that as soon as ever Saul was converted and professed his name, and preached his Gospel, the people of the Jews would immediately become his implacable enemies, and seek to destroy him; wherefore he promises him before hand deliverance, and security from them:

and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee;
to both Jews and Gentiles; to the Jews first, and then to the Gentiles; which method the apostle observed, and which course he steered, until the Jews put away the Gospel from them; and then he turned to the Gentiles, to whom he chiefly preached, as their apostle, and was saved from many dangers among them, as is here promised.

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