Acts 9:24
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New International Version
but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.

New Living Translation
They were watching for him day and night at the city gate so they could murder him, but Saul was told about their plot.

English Standard Version
but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him,

New American Standard Bible
but their plot became known to Saul. They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;

King James Bible
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,

International Standard Version
but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,

NET Bible
but Saul learned of their plot against him. They were also watching the city gates day and night so that they could kill him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the plot was shown to Shaul, what they were seeking to do to him. And they were watching the gates of the city day and night that they might kill him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but Saul was told about their plot. They were watching the city gates day and night in order to murder him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but their ambushes were understood by Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

King James 2000 Bible
But their plot was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

American King James Version
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

American Standard Version
but their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night that they might kill him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But their laying in wait was made known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night, that they might kill him.

Darby Bible Translation
But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;

English Revised Version
but their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night that they might kill him:

Webster's Bible Translation
But their laying in wait, was known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

Weymouth New Testament
but information of their intention was given to him. They even watched the gates, day and night, in order to murder him;

World English Bible
but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,

Young's Literal Translation
and their counsel against him was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:23-31 When we enter into the way of God, we must look for trials; but the Lord knows how to deliver the godly, and will, with the temptation, also make a way to escape. Though Saul's conversion was and is a proof of the truth of Christianity, yet it could not, of itself, convert one soul at enmity with the truth; for nothing can produce true faith, but that power which new-creates the heart. Believers are apt to be too suspicious of those against whom they have prejudices. The world is full of deceit, and it is necessary to be cautious, but we must exercise charity, 1Co 13:5. The Lord will clear up the characters of true believers; and he will bring them to his people, and often gives them opportunities of bearing testimony to his truth, before those who once witnessed their hatred to it. Christ now appeared to Saul, and ordered him to go quickly out of Jerusalem, for he must be sent to the Gentiles: see ch. 22:21. Christ's witnesses cannot be slain till they have finished their testimony. The persecutions were stayed. The professors of the gospel walked uprightly, and enjoyed much comfort from the Holy Ghost, in the hope and peace of the gospel, and others were won over to them. They lived upon the comfort of the Holy Ghost, not only in the days of trouble and affliction, but in days of rest and prosperity. Those are most likely to walk cheerfully, who walk circumspectly.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Their plot (ἐπιβουλή) became known for their laying await was known, A.V.; to Saul for of Saul, A.V.; the gates also for the gates, A.V. and T.R.; that they might for to, A.V.; a colon instead of full point at end of verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But their laying await was known of Saul,.... Either by divine revelation, or by some friends, who had got knowledge of it, and gave him information, as in Acts 23:16 and they watched the gates night and day to kill him; that is, the Jews, together with the governor of the city, and the garrison of soldiers in it. These all watched at the several gates of the city, night and day, that Saul might not make his escape, and that they might take him, and put him to death.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24, 25. they watched the gates night and day to kill him—The full extent of his danger appears only from his own account (2Co 11:32): "In Damascus, the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me"; the exasperated Jews having obtained from the governor a military force, the more surely to compass his destruction.

Acts 9:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Saul Escapes from Damascus
23When many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him, 24but their plot became known to Saul. They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death; 25but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a large basket.
Cross References
Acts 9:25
But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.

Acts 20:3
where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.

Acts 20:19
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.

Acts 23:12
The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.

Acts 23:30
When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.

Acts 25:3
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.

2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.
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But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

their.

Acts 9:29,30 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against …

Acts 14:5,6 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also …

Acts 17:10-15 And the brothers immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night to …

Acts 23:12-21 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

Acts 25:3,11 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, …

Judges 16:2,3 And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come here. And they …

2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the …

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Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, …

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him…

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