Acts 28:18
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New International Version
They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.

New Living Translation
The Romans tried me and wanted to release me, because they found no cause for the death sentence.

English Standard Version
When they had examined me, they wished to set me at liberty, because there was no reason for the death penalty in my case.

Berean Study Bible
They examined me and wanted to release me, because there was no basis for a death sentence against me.

Berean Literal Bible
who having examined me, were wanting to let me go, on account of not one cause of death existing in me.

New American Standard Bible
"And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death.

King James Bible
Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After they examined me, they wanted to release me, since I had not committed a capital offense.

International Standard Version
They examined me and wanted to let me go because there was no reason for me to receive the death penalty in my case.

NET Bible
When they had heard my case, they wanted to release me, because there was no basis for a death sentence against me.

New Heart English Bible
who, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when they had examined me, they wished to release me, because the Rulers found nothing in me deserving death.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Roman authorities cross-examined me and wanted to let me go because I was accused of nothing for which I deserved to die.

New American Standard 1977
“And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who, when they had examined me, would have let me go because there was no cause of death in me.

King James 2000 Bible
Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

American King James Version
Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

American Standard Version
who, when they had examined me, desired to set me at liberty, because there was no cause of death in me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who, when they had examined me, would have released me, for that there was no cause of death in me;

Darby Bible Translation
who having examined me were minded to let me go, because there was nothing worthy of death in me.

English Revised Version
who, when they had examined me, desired to set me at liberty, because there was no cause of death in me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

Weymouth New Testament
They, after they had sharply questioned me, were willing to set me at liberty, because they found no offence in me for which I deserve to die.

World English Bible
who, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me.

Young's Literal Translation
who, having examined me, were wishing to release me, because of their being no cause of death in me,
Study Bible
Paul Preaches at Rome
17After three days, he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered, he said to them, “Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, I was taken prisoner in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18They examined me and wanted to release me, because there was no basis for a death sentence against me. 19But when the Jews objected, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, even though I have no charge to bring against my nation.…
Cross References
Acts 22:24
the commander ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks. He directed that Paul be flogged and interrogated to determine the reason for this outcry against him.

Acts 23:29
I found that the accusation involved questions about their own Law, but there was no charge worthy of death or imprisonment.

Acts 25:25
But I found he had done nothing worthy of death, and since he has now appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him.

Acts 26:31
On their way out, they said to one another, "This man has done nothing worthy of death or imprisonment."

Acts 26:32
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."
Treasury of Scripture

Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

Acts 22:24,25,30 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and …

Acts 24:10,22 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned to him to speak, answered…

Acts 25:7,8 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood …

Acts 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, …

(18) Who, when they had examined me . . .--It is possible that we have here only the summary of a fuller narrative, and that he gave an outline of the proceedings that had taken place between his first seizure and his appeal to the emperor. What he states, however, was fully warranted by the facts. No Roman magistrate had ever condemned him. Agrippa and Festus had decided that he might have been released (Acts 26:32). He had been constrained to appeal to Csar in self-defence, to avoid the danger of being handed over to a prejudiced tribunal or to plots of assassination (Acts 25:8-10). But, as it was, he came not, as other appellants so often came, with counter-accusations. On all such matters his lips were sealed, and his motive now was to remove any unfavourable impressions which reports from Juda might have left on the minds of his hearers.

Verse 18. - Desired to set me at liberty for would have let me go, A.V. Had examined me (ἀνακρίναντές με); see Acts 4:9; Acts 12:19; Acts 24:8; Acts 25:26. Desired to set me at liberty (see Acts 25:18, 19, 25; Acts 26:31, 32). Who when they had examined me,.... About the things laid to his charge, had heard what his accusers had to object to him, and the defence he made for himself:

would have let me go; released him from his bonds, and set him at liberty to go where he pleased:

because there was no cause of death in me; no crime proved upon him, which was worthy of death; and this was the sense of Lysias the chief captain, and of Felix and Festus the Roman governors, and of King Agrippa. 28:17-22 It was for the honour of Paul that those who examined his case, acquitted him. In his appeal he sought not to accuse his nation, but only to clear himself. True Christianity settles what is of common concern to all mankind, and is not built upon narrow opinions and private interests. It aims at no worldly benefit or advantage, but all its gains are spiritual and eternal. It is, and always has been, the lot of Christ's holy religion, to be every where spoken against. Look through every town and village where Christ is exalted as the only Saviour of mankind, and where the people are called to follow him in newness of life, and we see those who give themselves up to Christ, still called a sect, a party, and reproached. And this is the treatment they are sure to receive, so long as there shall continue an ungodly man upon earth.
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