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
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).