Acts 24:11
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New International Version
You can easily verify that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

New Living Translation
You can quickly discover that I arrived in Jerusalem no more than twelve days ago to worship at the Temple.

English Standard Version
You can verify that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem,

Berean Study Bible
You can verify for yourself that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

Berean Literal Bible
You are able to know that there are to me not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

King James Bible
Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are able to determine that it is no more than 12 days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
You can verify for yourself that I went up to worship in Jerusalem no more than twelve days ago.

NET Bible
As you can verify for yourself, not more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

New Heart English Bible
seeing that you can recognize that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“As you may know, it is not more than twelve days since I came up to Jerusalem to worship,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You can verify for yourself that I went to Jerusalem to worship no more than twelve days ago.

New American Standard 1977
since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because thou art able to understand that there have been but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

King James 2000 Bible
Because you may understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

American King James Version
Because that you may understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

American Standard Version
Seeing that thou canst take knowledge that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days, since I went up to adore in Jerusalem:

Darby Bible Translation
As thou mayest know that there are not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem,

English Revised Version
seeing that thou canst take knowledge, that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem:

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

Weymouth New Testament
For you have it in your power to ascertain that it is not more than twelve days ago that I went up to worship in Jerusalem;

World English Bible
seeing that you can recognize that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
thou being able to know that it is not more than twelve days to me since I went up to worship in Jerusalem,
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to Felix
10When the governor motioned for Paul to speak, he began his response: “Knowing that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I gladly make my defense. 11You can verify for yourself that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. 12Yet my accusers did not find me debating with anyone in the temple or riling up a crowd in the synagogues or in the city.…
Cross References
Acts 21:18
The next day, Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were present.

Acts 21:27
When the seven days were almost over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him,

Acts 24:1
Five days later, the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, who presented to the governor their case against Paul.
Treasury of Scripture

Because that you may understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

but.

Acts 24:1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, …

Acts 21:18,27 And the day following Paul went in with us to James; and all the …

Acts 22:30 On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty why he was …

Acts 23:11,23,32,33 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good …

to worship.

Acts 24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them …

(11) I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.--This was, by implication, St. Paul's answer to the charge of the attempted profanation. One who had come to worship was not likely to be guilty of the crime alleged against him.

Verse 11. - Seeing that thou canst take knowledge for because that thou mayest understand, A.V. and T.R.; it is act more than for there are yet but, A.V.; I went up to worship at Jerusalem for I went up to Jerusalem for to worship, A.V. Twelve days. These days may be thus reckoned:

(1) arrival at Jerusalem (Acts 21:15);

(2) Visit to James and the ciders (Acts 21:18);

(3) first day of purification (Acts 21:26);

(4) second day of purification;

(5) the third day;

(6) the fourth day;

(7) the fifth day, when the tumult took place (Acts 21:27);

(8) Paul brought before the Sanhedrim;

(9) the conspiracy of the forty Jews, Paul leaves Jerusalem for Caesarea - the first of the five days mentioned in Acts 24:1;

(10) arrival of St. Paul" next day" at Caesarea, and lodged in the pretorium - second of the five days (Acts 23:32, 35);

(11) Paul in Herod's judgment hall - third of the five days;

(12) ditto - fourth of the five days;

(13) the current day, being also the fifth day of those mentioned in Acts 24:1. The mention of the brief time of twelve days shows the narrow limits of time within which the crime must have been committed, while the adroit mention of the purpose of his visit, to worship, would show how unlikely it was that he should have gone with any evil intent. Because that thou mayest understand,.... By what Paul now asserted, and by the witnesses which he could produce to certify the truth of it:

that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship; that is, from the time that he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, to the present time, in which he stood before Felix, pleading his own cause; which may be reckoned, thus, he came in one day from Caesarea to Jerusalem, Acts 21:16 the next day he visited James and the elders, Acts 21:18 on the third day he purified himself in the temple, Acts 21:26 where he was taken and used ill by the Jews; on the fourth day, he was brought before the sanhedrim, and defended himself, Acts 22:30 on the fifth day forty Jews conspire to take away his life, Acts 23:11, on the sixth day he came to Caesarea, being sent there by Lysias, Acts 23:32 and five days after this, which make eleven, Ananias, and the elders, with Tertullus, came down to accuse him; and this day was the twelfth, on which his trial came on. And of these twelve days he was a prisoner nine, and therefore could not have done so much mischief, and stirred up so much sedition as was insinuated; and in opposition to the charge of profaning the temple, he observes that he came up to Jerusalem to "worship"; namely, at the feast of Pentecost. 11. thou mayest understand—canst easily learn.

that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem—namely, 1. The day of his arrival in Jerusalem (Ac 21:15-17); 2. The interview with James (Ac 21:18-26); 3. The assumption of the vow (Ac 21:26); 4, 5, 6. Continuance of the vow, interrupted by the arrest (Ac 21:27, etc.); 7. Arrest of Paul (Ac 21:27); 8. Paul before the Sanhedrim (Ac 22:30; 23:1-10); 9. Conspiracy of the Jews and defeat of it (Ac 23:12-24), and despatch of Paul from Jerusalem on the evening of the same day (Ac 23:23, 31); 10, 11, 12, 13. The remaining period referred to (Ac 24:1) [Meyer]. This short period is mentioned to show how unlikely it was that he should have had time to do what was charged against him.

for to worship—a very different purpose from that imputed to him.24:10-21 Paul gives a just account of himself, which clears him from crime, and likewise shows the true reason of the violence against him. Let us never be driven from any good way by its having an ill name. It is very comfortable, in worshipping God, to look to him as the God of our fathers, and to set up no other rule of faith or practice but the Scriptures. This shows there will be a resurrection to a final judgment. Prophets and their doctrines were to be tried by their fruits. Paul's aim was to have a conscience void of offence. His care and endeavour was to abstain from many things, and to abound in the exercises of religion at all times; both towards God. and towards man. If blamed for being more earnest in the things of God than our neighbours, what is our reply? Do we shrink from the accusation? How many in the world would rather be accused of any weakness, nay, even of wickedness, than of an earnest, fervent feeling of love to the Lord Jesus Christ, and of devotedness to his service! Can such think that He will confess them when he comes in his glory, and before the angels of God? If there is any sight pleasing to the God of our salvation, and a sight at which the angels rejoice, it is, to behold a devoted follower of the Lord, here upon earth, acknowledging that he is guilty, if it be a crime, of loving the Lord who died for him, with all his heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. And that he will not in silence see God's word despised, or hear his name profaned; he will rather risk the ridicule and the hatred of the world, than one frown from that gracious Being whose love is better than life.
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