Acts 24:4
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New International Version
But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.

New Living Translation
But I don't want to bore you, so please give me your attention for only a moment.

English Standard Version
But, to detain you no further, I beg you in your kindness to hear us briefly.

Berean Study Bible
But in order not to burden you any further, I beg your indulgence to hear us briefly.

Berean Literal Bible
But in order that I should not be a hindrance you to any longer, I implore you to hear us briefly, in your kindness.

New American Standard Bible
"But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, so that I will not burden you any further, I beg you in your graciousness to give us a brief hearing.

International Standard Version
But so as not to detain you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness.

NET Bible
But so that I may not delay you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness.

New Heart English Bible
But, that I do not delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But that we may not weary you with many things, I beg of you to hear our lowliness briefly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't want to keep you too long. Please listen to us. We will be brief.

New American Standard 1977
“But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou would hear us of thy clemency a few words.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless, that I be not further tedious unto you, I pray you that you would hear us in your kindness a few words.

American King James Version
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious to you, I pray you that you would hear us of your clemency a few words.

American Standard Version
But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that I be no further tedious to thee, I desire thee of thy clemency to hear us in few words.

Darby Bible Translation
But that I may not too much intrude on thy time, I beseech thee to hear us briefly in thy kindness.

English Revised Version
But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding, that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee, that thou wouldst of thy clemency hear us a few words.

Weymouth New Testament
But--not to detain you too long--I beg you in your forbearance to listen to a brief statement from us.

World English Bible
But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Young's Literal Translation
and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in thy gentleness;
Study Bible
Tertullus Prosecutes Paul
3In every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude. 4But in order not to burden you any further, I beg your indulgence to hear us briefly. 5We have found this man to be a nuisance, stirring up dissension among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,…
Cross References
Acts 24:3
In every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude.

Acts 24:5
We have found this man to be a nuisance, stirring up dissension among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be obvious to everyone. The Lord is near.
Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious to you, I pray you that you would hear us of your clemency a few words.

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Hebrews 11:32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of …

(4) That I be not further tedious . . .--Better, that I may not detain thee too long. Here again we note the tact of the sycophant. He speaks as if obliged to restrain himself from the further panegyrics which his feelings would naturally prompt.

Of thy clemency . . .--The Greek word expresses the idea of equitable consideration. The epithets of the hired orator stand in striking contrast with the "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come," of which the Apostle afterwards spoke to the same ruler.

Verse 4. - But for notwithstanding, A.V.; I entreat thee for I pray thee, A.V.; to hear for that thou wouldest hear, A.V. Of thy clemency (τῇ σῇ ἐπιεικείᾳ). The word is rendered "gentleness" in 2 Corinthians 10:1, where alone it occurs in the New Testament; ἐπιείκης is most frequently rendered "gentle" (l Timothy 3:3 (R.V.); Titus 3:2; James 3:17; 1 Peter 2:18). A few words. The Greek has συντόμως, briefly, concisely, found only here in the New Testament, but common in classical Greek and especially in medical writers, where it means "rapidly," "in a short time." Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee,.... Suggesting, that he could say a great deal more under this head, but, for brevity sake, should omit it; and because he would not tire his patience, and hinder business going forward:

I pray thee, that thou wouldst hear us of thy clemency a few words; he praises him for his humanity and good nature, and for his patience in hearing causes, and promises him great conciseness in the account he should give him; and entreats that, according to his wonted goodness, he would condescend to hear what he had to lay before him; all which was artfully said to engage attention to him. 24:1-9 See here the unhappiness of great men, and a great unhappiness it is, to have their services praised beyond measure, and never to be faithfully told of their faults; hereby they are hardened and encouraged in evil, like Felix. God's prophets were charged with being troublers of the land, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that he perverted the nation; the very same charges were brought against Paul. The selfish and evil passions of men urge them forward, and the graces and power of speech, too often have been used to mislead and prejudice men against the truth. How different will the characters of Paul and Felix appear at the day of judgement, from what they are represented in the speech of Tertullus! Let not Christians value the applause, or be troubled at the revilings of ungodly men, who represent the vilest of the human race almost as gods, and the excellent of the earth as pestilences and movers of sedition.
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