Acts 22:27
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New International Version
The commander went to Paul and asked, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes, I am," he answered.

New Living Translation
So the commander went over and asked Paul, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes, I certainly am," Paul replied.

English Standard Version
So the tribune came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” And he said, “Yes.”

New American Standard Bible
The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And he said, "Yes."

King James Bible
Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The commander came and said to him, "Tell me--are you a Roman citizen?"" Yes," he said.

International Standard Version
So the tribune went and asked Paul, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes," he said.

NET Bible
So the commanding officer came and asked Paul, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" He replied, "Yes."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chiliarch came to him and he said to him, “Tell me”, are you a Roman?” And he said to him, “Yes.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The officer went to Paul and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" Paul answered, "Yes."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the tribunal came and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yes.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, are you a Roman? He said, Yes.

American King James Version
Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? He said, Yes.

American Standard Version
And the chief captain came and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the tribune coming, said to him: Tell me, art thou a Roman? But he said: Yea.

Darby Bible Translation
And the chiliarch coming up said to him, Tell me, Art *thou* a Roman? And he said, Yes.

English Revised Version
And the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yes.

Weymouth New Testament
So the Tribune came to Paul and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?" "Yes," he said.

World English Bible
The commanding officer came and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief captain having come near, said to him, 'Tell me, art thou a Roman?' and he said, 'Yes;'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:22-30 The Jews listened to Paul's account of his conversion, but the mention of his being sent to the Gentiles, was so contrary to all their national prejudices, that they would hear no more. Their frantic conduct astonished the Roman officer, who supposed that Paul must have committed some great crime. Paul pleaded his privilege as a Roman citizen, by which he was exempted from all trials and punishments which might force him to confess himself guilty. The manner of his speaking plainly shows what holy security and serenity of mind he enjoyed. As Paul was a Jew, in low circumstances, the Roman officer questioned how he obtained so valuable a distinction; but the apostle told him he was free born. Let us value that freedom to which all the children of God are born; which no sum of money, however large, can purchase for those who remain unregenerate. This at once put a stop to his trouble. Thus many are kept from evil practices by the fear of man, who would not be held back from them by the fear of God. The apostle asks, simply, Is it lawful? He knew that the God whom he served would support him under all sufferings for his name's sake. But if it were not lawful, the apostle's religion directed him, if possible, to avoid it. He never shrunk from a cross which his Divine Master laid upon his onward road; and he never stept aside out of that road to take one up.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - And for then, A.V; and he said for he said, A.V.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the chief captain came, and said unto him,.... To Paul:

tell me, art thou a Roman? he had told him before that he was a Jew of Tarsus, and which was true, and had said nothing of his being a Roman; wherefore the chief captain desires that he would tell him the whole truth of the matter, whether he was a Roman or not:

he said yea; that he was one.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

27-29. art thou a Roman?—showing that this being of Tarsus, which he had told him before (Ac 21:39) did not necessarily imply that he was a Roman citizen.

Acts 22:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul the Roman Citizen
26When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, "What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman." 27The commander came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" And he said, "Yes." 28The commander answered, "I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money." And Paul said, "But I was actually born a citizen."…
Cross References
John 18:12
Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him

Acts 22:26
When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. "What are you going to do?" he asked. "This man is a Roman citizen."

Acts 22:28
Then the commander said, "I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship." "But I was born a citizen," Paul replied.
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