Acts 23:16
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New International Version
But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.

New Living Translation
But Paul's nephew--his sister's son--heard of their plan and went to the fortress and told Paul.

English Standard Version
Now the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, so he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.

New American Standard Bible
But the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

King James Bible
And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the son of Paul's sister, hearing about their ambush, came and entered the barracks and reported it to Paul.

International Standard Version
But the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, so he came and got into the barracks and told Paul.

NET Bible
But when the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the son of Paulus' sister heard this plot, and he entered the encampment and informed Paulus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Paul's nephew heard about the ambush. He entered the barracks and told Paul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Paul's sister's son heard of their ambush, he went and entered into the fortress and told Paul.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the barracks, and told Paul.

American King James Version
And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

American Standard Version
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when Paul's sister's son had heard, of their lying in wait, he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

Darby Bible Translation
But Paul's sister's son, having heard of the lying in wait, came and entered into the fortress and reported [it] to Paul.

English Revised Version
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the son of Paul's sister heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

Weymouth New Testament
But Paul's sister's son heard of the intended attack upon him. So he came and went into the barracks and told Paul about it;

World English Bible
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.

Young's Literal Translation
And the son of Paul's sister having heard of the lying in wait, having gone and entered into the castle, told Paul,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:12-24 False religious principles, adopted by carnal men, urge on to such wickedness, as human nature would hardly be supposed capable of. Yet the Lord readily disappoints the best concerted schemes of iniquity. Paul knew that the Divine providence acts by reasonable and prudent means; and that, if he neglected to use the means in his power, he could not expect God's providence to work on his behalf. He who will not help himself according to his means and power, has neither reason nor revelation to assure him that he shall receive help from God. Believing in the Lord, we and ours shall be kept from every evil work, and kept to his kingdom. Heavenly Father, give us by thy Holy Spirit, for Christ's sake, this precious faith.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - But for and when, A.V.: and he came for he went, A.V. Lying in wait; ἐνέδρα, only here and in Acts 25:3 in the New Testament; but common in the Books of Joshua and Judges in the LXX., and also in classical Greek.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait,.... Paul might have a sister living in Jerusalem; or this her son might be there on account of his studies; he might be a pupil to one of the doctors, by which means he might come at this secret, that such a number of men were in ambush, in order to take away his uncle's life: wherefore having got intelligence of it,

he went and entered into the castle; the Alexandrian copy reads, "the synagogue"; but Paul was not there, but in the castle of Antonia; the Ethiopic version renders it, "the prison"; though it is plain that he was not very closely confined, it was easy to have access to him; the reason might be, not only because he was a Roman, but because he was uncondemned, nor was any charge proved against him:

and told Paul; what he had heard, that such a number of men had entered into a conspiracy to take away his life, and lay in wait for him; and this was an instance both of duty and affection to his uncle, and worthy of imitation, whether it proceeded from natural relation, or from religion, or both.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16-22. Paul's sister's son—(See on [2100]Ac 9:30). If he was at this time residing at Jerusalem for his education, like Paul himself, he may have got at the schools those hints of the conspiracy on which he so promptly acted.

Acts 23:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Plot to Kill Paul
15"Now therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place." 16But the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul. 17Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, "Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report to him."…
Cross References
Acts 21:34
Some in the crowd shouted one thing and some another, and since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks.

Acts 21:37
As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, "May I say something to you?" "Do you speak Greek?" he replied.

Acts 23:10
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.

Acts 23:17
Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him."

Acts 23:32
The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.

Acts 24:23
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard but to give him some freedom and permit his friends to take care of his needs.
Treasury of Scripture

And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

when.

Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the …

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, …

he went.

2 Samuel 17:17 Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be …

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