Acts: Chapter 23

The Acts of the Apostles. The 23rd Chapter
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23:1 Paul forsooth beholding into the council, saith, Men brethren, I with all good conscience have lived before God, till into this day. Paul beheld the council and said: Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before god until this day. And Paul beheld earnestly the Council, and said, Men and brethren, I have in all good conscience served God until this day. And Paul earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
23:2 Soothly Ananias, prince of priests, commanded to men standing nigh, to smite his mouth. The high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by, to smite him on the mouth. Then the high Priest Ananias commanded them that stood by, to smite him on the mouth. And the high Priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him, to smite him on the mouth.
23:3 Then Paul said to him, Thou wall made white, God shall smite thee; and thou sitting deemest me after the law, and against the law commandest me to be smitten. Then said Paul to him God shall smite thee thou painted wall. Sittest thou and judgest me after the law: and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? Then said Paul to him, God will smite thee, thou whited wall: for thou sittest to judge me according to the Law, and commandest thou me to be smitten contrary to the Law? Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the Law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the Law?
23:4 And they that stood nigh, said, Cursest thou the high priest of God? And they that stood by said: Revilest thou God’s high priest? And they that stood by, said, Revilest thou God’s high Priest? And they that stood by, said, Revilest thou God’s high Priest?
23:5 And Paul said, Brethren, I knew not, that he is the prince of priests; for it is written, Thou shalt not curse the prince of thy people. Then said Paul: I wist not brethren, that he was the high priest. For it is written thou shalt not speak evil to the ruler of thy people. Then said Paul, I knew not, brethren, that he was the high Priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the Ruler of thy people. Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high Priest: For it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
23:6 Forsooth Paul witting, for one part was of Sadducees, and the tother of Pharisees, he cried in the council, Men brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees; of the hope and again-rising of dead I am deemed. When Paul perceived that the one part were Saduces, and the other Pharises: He cried out in the council: Men and brethren I am a pharisaye, the son of a pharisaye. Of hope, and of resurrection from death I am judged. But when Paul perceived that the one part were of the Sadduces, and the other of the Pharises, he cried in the Council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharise, the son of a Pharise: I am accused of the hope and resurrection of the dead. But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the Council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead, I am called in question.
23:7 And when he had said this thing, dissension was made between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the multitude was parted. And when he had so said, there arose a debate between the pharisayes and the saduces, and the multitude was divided. And when he had said this, there was a dissension between the Pharises and the Sadduces, so that the multitude was divided. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
23:8 Forsooth Sadducees say, to be no rising again of dead, neither angel, neither spirit; forsooth Pharisees acknowledge both. For the saduces say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit But the pharises grant both. For the Sadduces say that there is no resurrection, neither Angel, nor spirit: but the Pharises confess both. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither Angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
23:9 And a great cry was made. And some of the Pharisees rised up, and fought, saying, We find nothing of evil in this man; what if a spirit spake to him, or angel? And there arose a great cry, and the scribes which were of the pharises’ part strove saying: We find none evil in this man. Though a spirit, or an angel hath appeared to him, let us not strive against God. Then there was a great cry: & the Scribes of the Pharises’ part rose up, and strove, saying, We find none evil in this man: but if a spirit or an Angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. And there arose a great cry: and the Scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an Angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
23:10 And when great dissension was made, the tribune dreading, lest Paul should be drawn to pieces of them, commanded knights to go down, and to snatch him from the middle of them, and to lead him into castles. And when there arose great debate, the captain fearing lest Paul should have been plucked asunder of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him from among them, and to bring him into the castle. And when there was a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him from among them, and to bring him into the castle. And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
23:11 And in the night following the Lord stood nigh to him, and said, Be thou steadfast; for as thou hast witnessed of me in Jerusalem, so it behooveth thee to witness also at Rome. The night following god stood by him and said: Be of good cheer Paul: For as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness at Rome. Now the night following the Lord stood by him, & said, Be of good courage, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. And the night following, the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Hierusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
23:12 And when the day was come, some of the Jews gathered them, and made a vow, saying, that they should neither eat, nor drink, till they slew Paul. When day was come, certain of the jews gathered themselves together, and made a vow saying: that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And when the day was come, certain of the Jews made an assembly, and bound themselves with an oath, saying, that they would neither eat nor drink, till they had killed Paul. And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying, that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
23:13 And there were more than forty men, that made this conjuration. They were about forty which had made this conspiration. And they were more than forty, which had made this conspiracy. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.
23:14 And they went to the princes of priests, and elder men, and said, With devotion we have avowed us, that we shall not taste any thing, till we have slain Paul. And they came to the chief priests and seniours, and said: we have bound ourselves with a vow, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul. And they came to the chief Priests and Elders, and said, We have bound ourselves with a solemn oath, that we will eat nothing, until we have slain Paul. And they came to the chief Priests and Elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.
23:15 Now therefore make ye known to the tribune, with the council, that he bring him forth to you, as if ye should know something more certainly of him; and we be ready to slay him, before that he come nigh. Now therefore give knowledge to the upper captain, and to the council that he bring him forth unto us tomorrow, as though we would know something more perfectly of him. But we (or ever he come near) are ready in the mean season to kill him. Now therefore, ye and the Council signify to the chief captain, that he bring him forth unto you tomorrow, as though you would know something more perfectly of him, and we, or ever he come near, will be ready to kill him. Now therefore ye with the Council, signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you tomorrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
23:16 Which thing when the son of Paul’s sister had heard the ambush, he came, and entered into the castles, and told Paul. When Paul’s sister’s son heard of their laying await, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul. But when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their laying await, he went, and entered into the castle, and told Paul, And when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their laying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, & told Paul.
23:17 And Paul called to him one of the centurions, and said, Lead this young man to the tribune, for he hath something to shew to him. And Paul called one of the under captains unto him, and said: Bring this young man unto the captain. for he hath a certain thing to shew him. And Paul called one of the Centurions unto him, & said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to shew him. Then Paul called one of the Centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.
23:18 And he took him, and led to the tribune, and said, Paul, that is bound, prayed me to lead to thee this young man, that hath something to speak to thee. And he took him, and led him unto the high captain, and said: Paul the prisoner called me unto him and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, which hath a certain matter to shew thee. So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, which hath something to say unto thee. So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.
23:19 And the tribune took his hand, and went with him asides half, and asked him, What thing is it, that thou hast to shew to me? The high captain took him by the hand, and went apart with him out of the way, and asked him: what hast thou to say unto me? Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went apart with him alone, and asked him, What hast thou to shew me? Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?
23:20 And he said, The Jews be accorded to pray thee, that tomorrow thou bring forth Paul into the council, as if they should inquire something more certainly of him. And he said: the jews are determined to desire thee that thou wouldest bring forth Paul tomorrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly. And he said, The Jews have conspired to desire thee, that thou wouldest bring forth Paul tomorrow into the Council, as though they would inquire somewhat of him more perfectly. And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee, that thou wouldest bring down Paul tomorrow into the Council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
23:21 But believe thou not to them; for more than forty men of them ambush him, which have avowed, that they shall neither eat nor drink, till they slay him; and now they be ready, abiding thy promise. But follow not their minds: for there lay await for him of them, more than forty men, which have bound themselves with a vow, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him. And now are they ready, and look for thy promise. But let them not persuade thee: for there lie in wait for him of them, more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink, till they have killed him: and now are they ready, and wait for thy promise. But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink, till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.
23:22 Therefore the tribune left the young man, and commanded, that he should speak to no man, that he had made these things known to him. The upper captain let the young man depart and charged: See thou tell no man that thou hast told me this. The chief captain then let the young man depart, and charged him to speak it to no man, that he had shewed him these things. So the chief captain then let the young man depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man, that thou hast shewed these things to me.
23:23 And he called together two centurions, and he said to them, Make ye ready two hundred knights, that they go to Caesarea, and horsemen seventy, and spearmen two hundred, from the third hour of the night. And he called unto him two under captains, saying: Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten. And spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night, And he called unto him two certain Centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers, that they may go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and two hundred, with darts at the third hour of the night. And he called unto him two Centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night.
23:24 And make ye ready juments, that they putting Paul upon, should lead him safe to Felix, president. For the tribune dreaded, lest the Jews would take him by the way, and slay him, and afterward he might be challenged, as he had taken money. And deliver them beasts that they may put Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the high debite, And let them make ready an horse that Paul being set on, may be brought safe unto Felix the Governor. And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.
23:25 And He wrote to him an epistle, containing these things. and wrote a letter in this manner. And he wrote an epistle in this manner, And he wrote a letter after this manner:
23:26 Claudius Lysias to the best Felix, president, health. Claudius Lisias unto the most mighty ruler Felix sendeth greetings. Claudius Lysias unto the most noble Governor Felix sendeth greeting. Claudius Lysias, unto the most excellent Governor Felix, sendeth greeting.
23:27 This man taken of Jews, and beginning to be slain of them, I came above with company, and delivered, for it was known that he is a Roman. This man was taken of the jews, and should have been killed of them: Then came I with soldiers, and rescued him, and perceived that he was a Roman. As this man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them, I came upon them with the garrison, and rescued him, perceiving that he was a Roman. This man was taken of the Jews and should have been killed of them: Then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.
23:28 And I willing to know the cause, which they put against him, led him into the council of them. And when I would have known the cause, wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council. And when I would have known the cause, wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council. And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their Council.
23:29 Whom I found to be accused of questions of the law of them, forsooth having no crime worthy the death, or bonds. There perceived I that he was accused of questions of their law: but was not guilty of any thing worthy of death, or of bonds. There I perceived that he was accused of questions of their Law, but had no crime worthy of death, or of bonds. Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.
23:30 And when it was told to me of the ambush that they made ready to him, I sent him to thee, and I announced also to the accusers, that they say at thee. Farewell. Afterward when it was shewed me how that the jews laid wait for the man, I sent him straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers, if they had ought against him, to tell it unto thee: farewell. And when it was shewed me, how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent him straightway to thee, and commanded his accusers to speak before thee the things that they had against him. Farewell. And when it was told me, how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also, to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
23:31 Soothly knights, after thing commanded to them, took Paul, and led him by night into Antipatris. The soldiers as it was commanded unto them, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatras. Then the soldiers as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris. Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.
23:32 And in the day following, when the horsemen were left, that they should go with him, they turned again to the castles. On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned unto the castle. And the next day, they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned unto the castle. On the morrow, they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle.
23:33 Which when they came to Caesarea, and took the epistle to the president, they set before him also Paul. when they came to Cesarea, they delivered the epistle to the debite, and presented Paul before him. Now when they came to Caesarea, they delivered the epistle to the Governor, & presented Paul also unto him. Who when they came to Cesarea, and delivered the Epistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him.
23:34 And when he had read, and asked, of what province he was, and knew that he was of Cilicia, when the debite had read the letter, he asked of what country he was, and when he understood that he was of Cicill, So when the Governor had read it, he asked of what province he was: and when he understood that he was of Cilicia, And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia:
23:35 I shall hear thee, he said, when thine accusers shall come. And he commanded him to be kept in the moot hall of Herod. I will hear thee (said he) when thine accusers are come also. And commanded him to be kept in Herod’s palace. I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers also are come, & commanded him to be kept in Herod’s judgement hall. I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod’s judgement hall.
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