Acts 24:20
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New International Version
Or these who are here should state what crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin--

New Living Translation
Ask these men here what crime the Jewish high council found me guilty of,

English Standard Version
Or else let these men themselves say what wrongdoing they found when I stood before the council,

Berean Study Bible
Otherwise, let these men state for themselves any crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin,

Berean Literal Bible
Otherwise, let them say themselves any unrighteousness they found in me, having stood before the Council,

New American Standard Bible
"Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,

King James Bible
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Either let these men here state what wrongdoing they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin,

International Standard Version
Otherwise, these men themselves should tell what wrong they found when I stood before the Council —

NET Bible
Or these men here should tell what crime they found me guilty of when I stood before the council,

New Heart English Bible
Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Or let them say what offense they have found in me when I stood before their Council,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Otherwise, these men who are accusing me should tell what I was charged with when I stood in front of their council.

New American Standard 1977
“Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or else let these same here say if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

King James 2000 Bible
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

American King James Version
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

American Standard Version
Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found when I stood before the council,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or let these men themselves say, if they found in me any iniquity, when standing before the council,

Darby Bible Translation
or let these themselves say what wrong they found in me when I stood before the council,

English Revised Version
Or else let these men themselves say what wrong-doing they found, when I stood before the council,

Webster's Bible Translation
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil-doing in me, while I stood before the council,

Weymouth New Testament
Or let these men themselves say what misdemeanour they found me guilty of when I stood before the Sanhedrin,

World English Bible
Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,

Young's Literal Translation
or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness in me in my standing before the sanhedrim,
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to Felix
19who ought to appear before you and bring charges, if they have anything against me. 20Otherwise, let these men state for themselves any crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin, 21unless it was this one thing I called out as I stood in their presence: ‘It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.’”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:5
He said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."

Daniel 6:5
Then these men said, "We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God."

Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be subject to the fire of hell.
Treasury of Scripture

Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

(20) If they have found any evil doing in me . . .--The better MSS. give, "what evil thing" (or, what wrong act) "they found in me." This, from St. Paul's point of view, was the one instance in which any words of his had been even the occasion of an uproar, and in them he had but proclaimed a belief which he held in common with their best and wisest teachers. So far as the proceedings before the Council were concerned, he had not even entered on the question of the Messiahship or the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

Verse 20. - Men themselves for same here, A.V.; what wrong-doing they found for if they have found any evil doing in me, A.V. and T.R.; when for while, A.V. Let these men themselves. Since the Asiatic Jews are not here to bear witness, let these men who are here speak for themselves as to what they witnessed in the Sanhedrim. Or else let these same here say,.... They that are present, the high priest and the elders, who were come down to accuse him:

if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council; or "Jewish sanhedrim"; when he was brought before them by the chief captain, Acts 22:30 meaning, if any evil was then done by him, or any iniquity proved upon him, let it be declared; for as for his imprecation, or prophecy, that God would smite the high priest, he excused himself on that head, as not knowing it was the high priest. 20. Or else let these … here say—"Or, passing from all that preceded my trial, let those of the Sanhedrim here present say if I was guilty of aught there." No doubt his hasty speech to the high priest might occur to them, but the provocation to it on his own part was more than they would be willing to recall.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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