Acts 22:21
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New International Version
"Then the Lord said to me, 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

New Living Translation
"But the Lord said to me, 'Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles!'"

English Standard Version
And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

New American Standard Bible
"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to me, Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

International Standard Version
"Then he told me, 'Go, because I'll send you far away to the gentiles.'"

NET Bible
Then he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me, “Go, for I am sending you far away to preach to the Gentiles.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But the Lord told me, 'Go! I'll send you on a mission. You'll go far away to people who aren't Jewish.'"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto me, Depart, for I will send thee far from here unto the Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send you far from here unto the Gentiles.

American King James Version
And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off, will I send thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to me, Go, for *I* will send thee to the nations afar off.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence to the Gentiles.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Go,' He replied; 'I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'"

World English Bible
"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:12-21 The apostle goes on to relate how he was confirmed in the change he had made. The Lord having chosen the sinner, that he should know his will, he is humbled, enlightened, and brought to the knowledge of Christ and his blessed gospel. Christ is here called that Just One; for he is Jesus Christ the righteous. Those whom God has chosen to know his will, must look to Jesus, for by him God has made known his good-will to us. The great gospel privilege, sealed to us by baptism, is the pardon of sins. Be baptized, and wash away thy sins; that is, receive the comfort of the pardon of thy sins in and through Jesus Christ, and lay hold on his righteousness for that purpose; and receive power against sin, for the mortifying of thy corruptions. Be baptized, and rest not in the sign, but make sure of the thing signified, the putting away of the filth of sin. The great gospel duty, to which by our baptism we are bound, is, to seek for the pardon of our sins in Christ's name, and in dependence on him and his righteousness. God appoints his labourers their day and their place, and it is fit they should follow his appointment, though it may cross their own will. Providence contrives better for us than we do for ourselves; we must refer ourselves to God's guidance. If Christ send any one, his Spirit shall go along with him, and give him to see the fruit of his labours. But nothing can reconcile man's heart to the gospel, except the special grace of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Send thee forth for send thee, A.V. The natural understanding of the preceding dialogue is that Saul, when bid depart quickly out of Jerusalem because the Jews would not receive his testimony, was unwilling to obey, and pleaded that surely the Jews must listen to him and be convinced, since they were well aware how hot and zealous a partisan of the Jews he had been, and must see that nothing but a great miracle could have converted him. It was the argument of a young and impetuous man, with little experience of the headstrong obstinacy of bigoted men. The Lord cut him short with a peremptory "Depart!" but with the gracious addition, "I will send thee unto the Gentiles" - a commission which is more fully given in Acts 26:17, 18, and which was carried out in his whole life.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto me, depart,.... At once from Jerusalem, and out of the land of Judea:

for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles; to the nations afar off, even as far as Illyricum, Pannonia, or Hungary, where the apostle went and preached, Romans 15:19 and so by a divine mission and commission he became the apostle of the Gentiles, and preached the Gospel among them with great success, to the conversion of many thousands of them, and to the planting of many churches in the midst of them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. depart for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles—that is, "Enough; thy testimony is not to be thrown away upon Jerusalem; the Gentiles, afar off, are thy peculiar sphere."

Acts 22:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
20'And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.' 21"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
Cross References
Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to Ananias, "Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Depart.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

for.

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel …

Acts 13:2,46,47 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you…

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to …

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

Galatians 1:15,16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

Ephesians 3:6-8 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

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