Acts 24:23
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
He ordered an officer to keep Paul in custody but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to visit him and take care of his needs.

English Standard Version
Then he gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that none of his friends should be prevented from attending to his needs.

Berean Study Bible
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard, but to allow him some freedom and permit his friends to minister to his needs.

Berean Literal Bible
having commanded the centurion to keep him and to let him have ease and not to forbid his own to minister to him.

New American Standard Bible
Then he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

King James Bible
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He ordered that the centurion keep Paul under guard, though he could have some freedom, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from serving him.

International Standard Version
He ordered the centurion to guard Paul but to let him have some freedom and not to keep any of his friends from caring for his needs.

NET Bible
He ordered the centurion to guard Paul, but to let him have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from meeting his needs.

New Heart English Bible
He ordered the centurion that he should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Centurion ordered to guard Paulus at ease and that no one of his acquaintances would be forbidden to minister to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Felix ordered the sergeant to guard Paul but to let him have some freedom and to let his friends take care of his needs.

New American Standard 1977
And he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his own to minister or come unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintances to minister or come unto him.

American King James Version
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come to him.

American Standard Version
And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded a centurion to keep him, and that he should be easy, and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
ordering the centurion to keep him, and that he should have freedom, and to hinder none of his friends to minister to him.

English Revised Version
And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister, or come to him.

Weymouth New Testament
And he gave orders to the Captain that Paul was to be kept in custody, but be treated with indulgence, and that his personal friends were not to be prevented from showing him kindness.

World English Bible
He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.

Young's Literal Translation
having given also a direction to the centurion to keep Paul, to let him also have liberty, and to forbid none of his own friends to minister or to come near to him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:22-27 The apostle reasoned concerning the nature and obligations of righteousness, temperance, and of a judgment to come; thus showing the oppressive judge and his profligate mistress, their need of repentance, forgiveness, and of the grace of the gospel. Justice respects our conduct in life, particularly in reference to others; temperance, the state and government of our souls, in reference to God. He who does not exercise himself in these, has neither the form nor the power of godliness, and must be overwhelmed with the Divine wrath in the day of God's appearing. A prospect of the judgment to come, is enough to make the stoutest heart to tremble. Felix trembled, but that was all. Many are startled by the word of God, who are not changed by it. Many fear the consequences of sin, yet continue in the love and practice of sin. In the affairs of our souls, delays are dangerous. Felix put off this matter to a more convenient season, but we do not find that the more convenient season ever came. Behold now is the accepted time; hear the voice of the Lord to-day. He was in haste to turn from hearing the truth. Was any business more urgent than for him to reform his conduct, or more important than the salvation of his soul! Sinners often start up like a man roused from his sleep by a loud noise, but soon sink again into their usual drowsiness. Be not deceived by occasional appearances of religion in ourselves or in others. Above all, let us not trifle with the word of God. Do we expect that as we advance in life our hearts will grow softer, or that the influence of the world will decline? Are we not at this moment in danger of being lost for ever? Now is the day of salvation; tomorrow may be too late.
Study Bible
The Verdict Postponed
22Then Felix, who was well informed about the Way, adjourned the hearing and said, “When Lysias the commander comes, I will decide your case.” 23He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard, but to allow him some freedom and permit his friends to minister to his needs. 24After several days, Felix returned with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess. He sent for Paul and listened to him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 39:11
Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave orders about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, saying,

Acts 23:16
But when the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, he went into the barracks and told Paul.

Acts 23:35
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's Praetorium.

Acts 25:4
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.

Acts 27:3
The next day we landed at Sidon, and Julius treated Paul with consideration, allowing him to visit his friends and receive their care.

Acts 28:16
When we arrived in Rome, Paul was permitted to stay by himself, with a soldier to guard him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come to him.

and to.

Acts 24:26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that …

Acts 27:3 And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul…

Acts 28:16,31 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to …

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his.

Acts 21:8-14 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came …

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