Acts 25:3
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New International Version
They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.

New Living Translation
They asked Festus as a favor to transfer Paul to Jerusalem (planning to ambush and kill him on the way).

English Standard Version
asking as a favor against Paul that he summon him to Jerusalem—because they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.

Berean Study Bible
to grant them a concession against Paul by summoning him to Jerusalem, because they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.

Berean Literal Bible
asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem, forming an ambush to kill him on the way.

New American Standard Bible
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way).

King James Bible
And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
asking him to do them a favor against Paul, that he might summon him to Jerusalem. They were preparing an ambush along the road to kill him.

International Standard Version
and asking Festus to have Paul brought to Jerusalem as a favor. They were laying an ambush to kill him on the road.

NET Bible
Requesting him to do them a favor against Paul, they urged Festus to summon him to Jerusalem, planning an ambush to kill him along the way.

New Heart English Bible
asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem; plotting to kill him on the way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
When they asked him this favor: to send to bring him to Jerusalem, as they were making an ambush by the road to kill him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Festus to do them the favor of having Paul brought to Jerusalem. The Jews had a plan to ambush and kill Paul as he traveled to Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way).

Jubilee Bible 2000
asking for grace against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, they placing an ambush in the way to kill him.

King James 2000 Bible
And desired a favor from him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, plotting to kill him along the way.

American King James Version
And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

American Standard Version
asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.

Darby Bible Translation
asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.

English Revised Version
asking favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying wait to kill him on the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

Weymouth New Testament
asking it as a favour, to Paul's prejudice--to have him brought to Jerusalem. They were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.

World English Bible
asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem; plotting to kill him on the way.

Young's Literal Translation
asking favour against him, that he may send for him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to put him to death in the way.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-12 See how restless malice is. Persecutors deem it a peculiar favour to have their malice gratified. Preaching Christ, the end of the law, was no offence against the law. In suffering times the prudence of the Lord's people is tried, as well as their patience; they need wisdom. It becomes those who are innocent, to insist upon their innocence. Paul was willing to abide by the rules of the law, and to let that take its course. If he deserved death, he would accept the punishment. But if none of the things whereof they accused him were true, no man could deliver him unto them, with justice. Paul is neither released nor condemned. It is an instance of the slow steps which Providence takes; by which we are often made ashamed, both of our hopes and of our fears, and are kept waiting on God.
Study Bible
Paul's Trial Before Festus
2where the chief priests and Jewish leaders presented their case against Paul. They urged Festus 3to grant them a concession against Paul by summoning him to Jerusalem, because they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way. 4But Festus replied, “Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.…
Cross References
Acts 9:24
but Saul learned of their plot. Day and night they watched the city gates in order to kill him.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In my frequent journeys, I have been in danger from rivers and from bandits, in danger from my countrymen and from the Gentiles, in danger in the city and in the country, in danger on the sea and among false brothers,
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