Acts 21:33
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New International Version
The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.

New Living Translation
Then the commander arrested him and ordered him bound with two chains. He asked the crowd who he was and what he had done.

English Standard Version
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Berean Study Bible
The commander came up and arrested Paul, ordering that he be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.

Berean Literal Bible
Then having drawn near, the commander laid hold of him and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and began inquiring who he might be and what it is he has been doing.

New American Standard Bible
Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.

King James Bible
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

International Standard Version
Then the tribune came up, grabbed Paul, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. He then asked who Paul was and what he had done.

NET Bible
Then the commanding officer came up and arrested him and ordered him to be tied up with two chains; he then asked who he was and what he had done.

New Heart English Bible
Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chiliarch called him and took him and commanded to bind him with two chains, and he was asking about him, who he was and what he had done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the officer went to Paul, grabbed him, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. The officer asked who Paul was and what he had done.

New American Standard 1977
Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the tribunal came near and took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains and demanded to know who he was and what he had done.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

American King James Version
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

American Standard Version
Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the tribune coming near, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

English Revised Version
Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the chief captain came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Tribune, making his way to him, arrested him, and, having ordered him to be secured with two chains, proceeded to ask who he was and what he had been doing.

World English Bible
Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Young's Literal Translation
Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,
Study Bible
Paul Seized in the Temple
32Immediately he took some soldiers and centurions and ran down to the crowd. When the people saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33The commander came up and arrested Paul, ordering that he be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. 34Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, and some another. And since the commander could not determine the facts because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks.…
Cross References
Acts 12:6
On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison.

Acts 20:23
I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:11
Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands, and said, "The Holy Spirit says: 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and hand him over to the Gentiles.'"

Acts 22:29
Then those who were about to interrogate Paul stepped back, and the commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put a Roman citizen in chains.

Acts 22:30
The next day the commander, wanting to learn the real reason Paul was accused by the Jews, released him and ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul down and had him stand before them.

Acts 26:29
"Short time or long," Paul replied, "I wish to God that not only you but all who hear me this day may become what I am, except for these chains."

Acts 28:20
So for this reason I have called to see you and speak with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.

2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he has often refreshed me and was unashamed of my chains.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

be.

Acts 21:11 And when he was come to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his …

Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter …

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds …

Acts 22:25,29 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that …

Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to …

Judges 15:13 And they spoke to him, saying, No; but we will bind you fast, and …

Judges 16:8,12,21 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green thongs …

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, …

and demanded.

Acts 22:24 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and …

Acts 25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver …

John 18:29,30 Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation bring you …

(33) Commanded him to be bound with two chains.--Looking to the usual Roman practices in the treatment of prisoners, we may think of each chain as fastened at one end to the Apostle's arm, and at the other to those of the soldiers who kept guard over him. (See Notes on Acts 12:6; Acts 28:16.) So shackled, he was taken before the Chiliarch Lysias for a preliminary inquiry.

Verse 33. - Laid hold on for took, A.V.; inquired for. demanded, A.V. Laid hold on (ἐπελάβετο); see Acts 17:19, note. Bound with two chains; as St. Peter was (Acts 12:6). Ἄλυσις means properly "a chain on the hands" as opposed to πέδη, a fetter (Mark 5:4); and therefore the two chains are not to be understood of chains on his hands and feet, with Kuinoel, but, as in the case of Peter, of chains fastening him to a soldier on both hands. Then the chief captain came near,.... To the place where the Jews were beating Paul:

and took him the Arabic version adds, "from them"; he rescued him out of their hands, as he himself says, Acts 23:27.

And commanded him to be bound with two chains: partly to appease the people, and partly to secure Paul; who, he supposed, had been guilty of some misdemeanour, which had occasioned this tumult; these two chains were put, one on one arm, and the other on the other arm; and were fastened to two soldiers, who walked by him, having hold on those chains, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left; and thus Agabus's prophecy in Acts 21:11 was fulfilled:

and demanded who he was; or asked and inquired about him, who he was, of what nation he was, what was his character, business, and employment: this inquiry was made, either of the apostle himself, or of the people; and so the Arabic version renders it, "he inquired of them who he was"; also

and what he had done; what crime he had been guilty of, that they used him in such a manner. 33. commanded him to be bound with two chains—(See on [2088]Ac 12:6).21:27-40 In the temple, where Paul should have been protected as in a place of safety, he was violently set upon. They falsely charged him with ill doctrine and ill practice against the Mosaic ceremonies. It is no new thing for those who mean honestly and act regularly, to have things laid to their charge which they know not and never thought of. It is common for the wise and good to have that charged against them by malicious people, with which they thought to have obliged them. God often makes those a protection to his people, who have no affection to them, but only have compassion for sufferers, and regard to the public peace. And here see what false, mistaken notions of good people and good ministers, many run away with. But God seasonably interposes for the safety of his servants, from wicked and unreasonable men; and gives them opportunities to speak for themselves, to plead for the Redeemer, and to spread abroad his glorious gospel.
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