Parallel Bible results for Acts 23

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Acts 23

WEB 1 Paul, looking steadfastly at the council, said, "Brothers, I have lived before God in all good conscience until this day." NIV 1 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” WEB 2 The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. NIV 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. WEB 3 Then said Paul to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to judge me according to the law, and command me to be struck contrary to the law?" NIV 3 Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!” WEB 4 Those who stood by said, "Do you malign God's high priest? NIV 4 Those who were standing near Paul said, “How dare you insult God’s high priest!” WEB 5 Paul said, "I didn't know, brothers, that he was high priest. For it is written, 'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.'" NIV 5 Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’ ” WEB 6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Men and brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. Concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!" NIV 6 Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, descended from Pharisees. I stand on trial because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead.” WEB 7 When he had said this, there arose an argument between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. NIV 7 When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. WEB 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these. NIV 8 (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees believe all these things.) WEB 9 A great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and contended, saying, "We find no evil in this man. But if a spirit or angel has spoken to him, let's not fight against God!" NIV 9 There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. “We find nothing wrong with this man,” they said. “What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?” WEB 10 When a great argument arose, the commanding officer, fearing that Paul would be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks. NIV 10 The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks. WEB 11 The following night, the Lord stood by him, and said, "Cheer up, Paul, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must testify also at Rome." NIV 11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” WEB 12 When it was day, some of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. NIV 12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. WEB 13 There were more than forty people who had made this conspiracy. NIV 13 More than forty men were involved in this plot. WEB 14 They came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, "We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul NIV 14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. WEB 15 Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near." NIV 15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here.” WEB 16 But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul. NIV 16 But when the son of Paul’s sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul. WEB 17 Paul summoned one of the centurions, and said, "Bring this young man to the commanding officer, for he has something to tell him." NIV 17 Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him.” WEB 18 So he took him, and brought him to the commanding officer, and said, "Paul, the prisoner, called me to himself, and asked me to bring this young man to you, who has something to tell you." NIV 18 So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, “Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.” WEB 19 The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me? NIV 19 The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, “What is it you want to tell me?” WEB 20 He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring down Paul tomorrow to the council, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him. NIV 20 He said: “Some Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him. WEB 21 Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you. NIV 21 Don’t give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request.” WEB 22 So the commanding officer let the young man go, charging him, "Tell no one that you have told these things to me." NIV 22 The commander dismissed the young man with this warning: “Don’t tell anyone that you have reported this to me.” WEB 23 He called to himself two of the centurions, and said, "Prepare two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, with seventy horsemen, and two hundred men armed with spears, at the third hour of the night." NIV 23 Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, “Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. WEB 24 He asked them to provide animals, that they might set Paul on one, and bring him safely to Felix, the governor. NIV 24 Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix.” WEB 25 He wrote a letter like this: NIV 25 He wrote a letter as follows: WEB 26 "Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings. NIV 26 Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings. WEB 27 "This man was seized by the Jews, and was about to be killed by them, when I came on them with the soldiers and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman. NIV 27 This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. WEB 28 Desiring to know the cause why they accused him, I brought him down to their council. NIV 28 I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. WEB 29 I found him to be accused about questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. NIV 29 I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. WEB 30 When I was told that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him to you immediately, charging his accusers also to bring their accusations against him before you. Farewell." NIV 30 When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him. WEB 31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. NIV 31 So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris. WEB 32 But on the next day they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the barracks. NIV 32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. WEB 33 They, when they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, presented Paul also before him. NIV 33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him. WEB 34 When the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. When he understood that he was from Cilicia, he said, NIV 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, WEB 35 "I will hear you fully when your accusers also arrive." He commanded that he be kept in Herod's palace. NIV 35 he said, “I will hear your case when your accusers get here.” Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s palace.

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