Acts 26:21

21 For this reason 1the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.

Acts 26:21 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 26:21

For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple
He means the Asiatic Jews, who finding him in the temple, laid hold on him, and dragged him out of it: and, as he says, went about to kill me; for no other reason, but for preaching to the Gentiles, and for preaching the above doctrines to them: what he refers to is in ( Acts 21:27-31 ) .

Acts 26:21 In-Context

19 "Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.
21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.
22 To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
23 that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."

Cross References 1

  • 1. Acts 21:27, 30, 31; Acts 24:18
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