Acts 24:26
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New International Version
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.

New Living Translation
He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him.

English Standard Version
At the same time he hoped that money would be given him by Paul. So he sent for him often and conversed with him.

Berean Study Bible
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe. So he sent for Paul frequently and talked with him.

Berean Literal Bible
At the same time also he is hoping that riches will be given him by Paul. So also sending for him often, he was talking with him.

New American Standard Bible
At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.

King James Bible
He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.

International Standard Version
At the same time he was hoping to receive a bribe from Paul, and so he would send for him frequently to talk with him.

NET Bible
At the same time he was also hoping that Paul would give him money, and for this reason he sent for Paul as often as possible and talked with him.

New Heart English Bible
Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he had hoped that a bribe would have been given to him by Paulus, because of this, also, he was continually sending to bring him and speaking with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the same time, Felix was hoping that Paul would give him some money. For that reason, Felix would send for Paul rather often to have friendly conversations with him.

New American Standard 1977
At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He hoped also that money should have been given him from Paul, that he might loose him; therefore he sent for him many times and communed with him.

King James 2000 Bible
He hoped also that money should have been given him by Paul, that he might release him: therefore he sent for him often, and conferred with him.

American King James Version
He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: why he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

American Standard Version
He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hoping also withal, that money should be given him by Paul; for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.

Darby Bible Translation
hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.

English Revised Version
He hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hoped also that money would have been given him by Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

Weymouth New Testament
At the same time he hoped that Paul would give him money; and for this reason he sent for him the oftener to converse with him.

World English Bible
Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

Young's Literal Translation
and at the same time also hoping that money shall be given to him by Paul, that he may release him, therefore, also sending for him the oftener, he was conversing with him;
Study Bible
The Verdict Postponed
25As Paul expounded on righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “You may go for now. When I find the time, I will call for you.” 26At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe. So he sent for Paul frequently and talked with him. 27After two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.…
Cross References
Matthew 17:3
Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared before them, talking with Jesus.

Acts 24:17
After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.
Treasury of Scripture

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: why he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

hoped.

Acts 24:2,3 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, …

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, …

1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: …

Job 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall …

Psalm 26:9,10 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men…

Proverbs 17:8,23 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever …

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend …

Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts …

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises …

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are …

Ezekiel 22:27 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, …

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Hosea 4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: …

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress…

Amos 2:6,7 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, …

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Ephesians 5:5,6 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous …

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise …

wherefore.

Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which …

(26) He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul.--The Greek gives "hoping also," as continuing the previous verse, and so places the fact in more immediate connection with the procurator's conduct. This greed of gain in the very act of administering justice was the root-evil of the weak and wicked character. He had caught at the word "alms" in Acts 24:17. St. Paul, then, was not without resources. He had money himself, or he had wealthy friends; could not something be got out of one or both for the freedom which the prisoner would naturally desire?

He sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.--It is not difficult to represent to ourselves the character of these interviews, the suggestive hints--half-promises and half-threats--of the procurator, the steadfast refusal of the prisoner to purchase the freedom which he claimed as a right, his fruitless attempts to bring about a change for the better in his judge's character.

Verse 26. - Withal for also, A.V.; would be for should have been, A.V.; that he might loose him is omitted in the R.T. and R.V.; wherefore also for wherefore, A.V. Sent for him the oftener. The mixture of conviction with covetousness in the mind of Felix as the motive for seeing Paul is observable. As in other cases of double-mindedness, the convictions were doubtless stifled by the corrupt avarice, and so came to nothing. He hoped also that money would have been given him of Paul,.... For he observed from his own defence, that he came up to Jerusalem to bring alms and offerings; and he perceived by Tertullus's indictment, that he was at the head of a large body of men; that he was some considerable person, at least who was in great esteem among some sort of people, and whose life and liberty were valuable: and he might hope if Paul had not money of his own, yet his friends would supply him with a sufficiency to obtain his freedom; and it may be that it was with this view that he ordered that they should have free access to him and minister to him, that so he might have to give to him:

that he might loose him; from all confinement, and set him at entire liberty:

wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him; but not about religious matters, but about his civil affairs; suggesting he would release him for a sum of money, which the apostle did not listen to, being unwilling to encourage such evil practices, or to make use of unlawful means to free himself. 26. He hoped … that money should have been given him … wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him—Bribery in a judge was punishable by the Roman law, but the spirit of a slave (to use the words of Tacitus) was in all his acts, and his communing with Paul"—as if he cared for either him or his message—simply added hypocrisy to meanness. The position in life of Paul's Christian visitors might beget the hope of extracting something from them for the release of their champion; but the apostle would rather lie in prison than stoop to this!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.
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