Acts 27:23
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New International Version
Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me

New Living Translation
For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me,

English Standard Version
For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,

New American Standard Bible
"For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,

King James Bible
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this night an angel of the God I belong to and serve stood by me,

International Standard Version
For just last night an angel of God, to whom I belong and whom I serve, stood by me

NET Bible
For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve came to me

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For tonight, an Angel of The God whose I am and whom I serve, appeared to me”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know this because an angel from the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood by me last night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the angel of God stood by me this night, whose I am and whom I serve,

King James 2000 Bible
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

American King James Version
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

American Standard Version
For there stood by me this night an angel of the God whose I am, whom also I serve,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For an angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, stood by me this night,

Darby Bible Translation
For an angel of the God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood by me this night,

English Revised Version
For there stood by me this night an angel of the God whose I am, whom also I serve,

Webster's Bible Translation
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

Weymouth New Testament
For there stood by my side, last night, an angel of the God to whom I belong, and whom also I worship,

World English Bible
For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,

Young's Literal Translation
for there stood by me this night a messenger of God -- whose I am, and whom I serve --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:21-29 They did not hearken to the apostle when he warned them of their danger; yet if they acknowledge their folly, and repent of it, he will speak comfort and relief to them when in danger. Most people bring themselves into trouble, because they do not know when they are well off; they come to harm and loss by aiming to mend their condition, often against advice. Observe the solemn profession Paul made of relation to God. No storms or tempests can hinder God's favour to his people, for he is a Help always at hand. It is a comfort to the faithful servants of God when in difficulties, that as long as the Lord has any work for them to do, their lives shall be prolonged. If Paul had thrust himself needlessly into bad company, he might justly have been cast away with them; but God calling him into it, they are preserved with him. They are given thee; there is no greater satisfaction to a good man than to know he is a public blessing. He comforts them with the same comforts wherewith he himself was comforted. God is ever faithful, therefore let all who have an interest in his promises be ever cheerful. As, with God, saying and doing are not two things, believing and enjoying should not be so with us. Hope is an anchor of the soul, sure and stedfast, entering into that within the veil. Let those who are in spiritual darkness hold fast by that, and think not of putting to sea again, but abide by Christ, and wait till the day break, and the shadows flee away.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - An angel of the God whose I am, whom also for the angel of God, whose I am, and whom, A.V. and T.R. Observe Paul's open confession of God before the heathen crew.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For there stood by me this night the angel of God,.... One of the ministering, spirits that stand before God, and who was sent by him to the apostle; and appeared to him, either in a vision by a dream, or rather when he was awake, and stood by him, as he was praying for deliverance from the storm; for it is most likely that the apostle should be engaged at such a time as this:

whose I am, and whom I:serve: meaning not the angel, but God, whose the angel was; and his the apostle was, by electing, redeeming, and calling grace; God the Father had chosen him in his Son unto salvation; and Christ had redeemed him by his blood; and the Holy Spirit had called him by his grace; and he was not only the Lord's in common, as all other saints are, but he was his apostle and minister, and served him in the ministration of the Gospel of Christ, as well as from a principle of grace, obeyed the law of God, and was subject to the ordinances of Christ; in all which he served with great pleasure and cheerfulness, diligence, constancy, and faithfulness; from right principles, and with right views, being constrained by love, and influenced by the consideration of the relation he stood in to God. And all this was not peculiar to the apostle, but common to all the saints, excepting that of his being an apostle and minister of the Gospel: and the consideration of their relation to God has the same influence upon them it had upon him; they are not their own, nor are they the servants of men, nor do they belong to Satan, nor even to the ministering angels, but they are the Lord's; not merely by creation, as all men are, but in a way of special grace: they are Jehovah the Father's, to whom he bears a peculiar love and favour, and whom he has chosen in his Son for his peculiar people; and which is made manifest and known by drawing them with loving kindness to himself in the effectual calling; by his Gospel coming in power to them; by the blessings of the covenant of grace being bestowed on them; and by the spirit of adoption witnessing to them, that they are the children of God: they are Jehovah the Son's, they are his people made willing in the day of his power; they are his portion assigned him by his Father; they are his spouse and bride, whom he has betrothed to himself; they are his children, to whom he stands in the relation of the everlasting Father; and they are his sheep the Father has given him, and he has laid down his life for; all which appears by their having his Spirit, as a Spirit of regeneration and sanctification, without which none are openly and manifestatively his: and they are Jehovah the Spirit's; they are his regenerated and sanctified ones; they are his workmanship, having his good work of grace begun and carrying on in their souls; they are his temples in which he dwells; he has the possession of them, and will not leave them till he has brought them safe to glory: and under all this evidence, and especially through the testimony of the Spirit of God unto them, they call themselves the Lord's, as the apostle here does, and this engages them to serve him. The natural man has no desire, but an aversion to the service of God; converted men are willing to serve him, and delight to do it; they serve God in the best manner they can, in righteousness and true holiness, in an acceptable manner, with reverence and godly fear, and heartily and willingly; as appears by the pleasure they take in being called the servants of God, by disclaiming all other lords, by running all risks to serve the Lord, and by lamenting it, that they serve him no better.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. there stood by me this night the angel of God—as in Ac 16:9; 23:11.

whose I am—(1Co 6:19, 20).

and whom I serve—in the sense of worship or religious consecration (see on [2132]Ac 13:2).

Acts 27:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Storm at Sea
22"Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. 23"For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, 24saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.'…
Cross References
Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

Acts 18:9
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.

Acts 23:11
The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."

Romans 1:9
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.
Treasury of Scripture

For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

there.

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought …

Acts 12:8-11,23 And the angel said to him, Gird yourself, and bind on your sandals. …

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good …

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they …

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the …

whose.

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 135:4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Songs 2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feeds among the lilies.

Songs 6:3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feeds among the lilies.

Isaiah 44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by …

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

Ezekiel 36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, said the LORD of hosts, in that day when …

John 17:9,10 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which you …

1 Corinthians 6:20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, …

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, …

1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

and.

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the …

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of …

Psalm 143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict …

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have …

Daniel 3:17,26,28 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the …

Daniel 6:16,20 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into …

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall …

Romans 1:1,9 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you …

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all …

Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according …

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