Acts 23:19
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New International Version
The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me?"

New Living Translation
The commander took his hand, led him aside, and asked, "What is it you want to tell me?"

English Standard Version
The tribune took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, “What is it that you have to tell me?”

Berean Study Bible
The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside, and asked, "What do you need to tell me?"

Berean Literal Bible
Then the commander, having taken hold of his hand and having withdrawn in private, began to inquire, "What is it that you have to report to me?"

New American Standard Bible
The commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately, "What is it that you have to report to me?"

King James Bible
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander took him by the hand, led him aside, and inquired privately, "What is it you have to report to me?""

International Standard Version
The tribune took him by the hand, stepped aside to be alone with him, and asked, "What have you got to tell me?"

NET Bible
The commanding officer took him by the hand, withdrew privately, and asked, "What is it that you want to report to me?"

New Heart English Bible
The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chiliarch took the youth by the hand and drew him to one side and was asking him, “What do you have to say to me?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The officer took the young man by the arm, went where they could be alone, and asked him, "What do you have to tell me?"

New American Standard 1977
And the commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately, “What is it that you have to report to me?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the tribunal took him by the hand and went with him aside privately and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?

King James 2000 Bible
Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is it that you have to tell me?

American King James Version
Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that you have to tell me?

American Standard Version
And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is it that thou hast to tell me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the tribune taking him by the hand, went aside with him privately, and asked him: What is it that thou hast to tell me?

Darby Bible Translation
And the chiliarch having taken him by the hand, and having gone apart in private, inquired, What is it that thou hast to report to me?

English Revised Version
And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is that thou hast to tell me?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Tribune, taking him by the arm, withdrew out of the hearing of others and asked him, "What have you to tell me?"

World English Bible
The commanding officer took him by the hand, and going aside, asked him privately, "What is it that you have to tell me?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief captain having taken him by the hand, and having withdrawn by themselves, inquired, 'What is that which thou hast to tell me?'
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Paul
18So the centurion took him to the commander and said, “Paul the prisoner sent and asked me to bring this young man to you. He has something to tell you.” 19The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside, and asked, “What do you need to tell me?” 20He answered, “The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, on the pretext of acquiring more information about him.…
Cross References
John 18:12
Then the band of soldiers, with its commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him.

Acts 17:19
So they took Paul and brought him to the Areopagus, where they asked him, "May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Acts 23:18
So the centurion took him to the commander and said, "Paul the prisoner sent and asked me to bring this young man to you. He has something to tell you."

Acts 23:20
He answered, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, on the pretext of acquiring more information about him.
Treasury of Scripture

Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that you have to tell me?

took.

Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the …

Mark 8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; …

Mark 9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

What.

Nehemiah 2:4 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed …

Esther 5:3 Then said the king to her, What will you, queen Esther? and what …

Esther 7:2 And the king said again to Esther on the second day at the banquet …

Esther 9:12 And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed …

Mark 10:51 And Jesus answered and said to him, What will you that I should do …

Verse 19. - And for then, A.V.; going aside asked him privately for went with him aside privately, and asked him, A.V. Took him by the hand (ἐπιλαβόμενος τῆς χειρὸς); see above, Acts 17:19, note. The action denotes a kindly feeling towards St. Paul, as indeed his whole conduct does (comp. Acts 24:23; Acts 27:3; also Daniel 1:9 and Psalm 106:46). Then the chief captain took him by the hand,.... Some have thought that the reason of this was, that he expected that the young man had brought him a present in his hand, from Paul; but this is to represent him as a sordid mercenary man, which ought not to be said, without sufficient proof; rather this should be considered as an instance of civility and humanity, and what showed him to be a man of breeding and good manners; and might be done partly out of respect to Paul, and partly to encourage the young man to use freedom in the account he was about to give him:

and went with him aside privately; concluding by his coming from Paul, and perceiving by the account of the centurion, that he had a secret to communicate to him; wherefore it was acting a wise and prudent part to take him into a private room, and hear what he had to say:

and asked him, what is that thou hast to tell me? thereby giving the young man an opportunity, and encouraging him to relate the secret to him. 19. took him by the hand—This shows that he must have been quite in his boyhood, and throws a pleasing light on the kind-hearted impartiality of this officer.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.
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