Acts 24:19

19 who ought to have been present before you and to 1make accusation, if they should have anything against me.

Acts 24:19 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 24:19

Who ought to have been here before thee
For they were the only persons who saw him in the temple, and what he was doing; and who by an hideous outcry raised a mob upon him, who took things upon hearsay from them:

and object, if they had ought against me;
either with respect to sedition, or blasphemy, error or heresy, if they were capable of proving anything.

Acts 24:19 In-Context

17 "Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
18 in which they found me occupied in the temple, having been purified, without any crowd or uproar. But there were some Jews from Asia -
19 who ought to have been present before you and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me.
20 "Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,
21 other than for this one statement which I shouted out while standing among them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.' "

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