|New International Version (© 2011)|
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."
King James Bible
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
American Standard Version
And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer: for as thou hast testified concerning me at Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
Young's Literal Translation
And on the following night, the Lord having stood by him, said, 'Take courage, Paul, for as thou didst fully testify the things concerning me at Jerusalem, so it behoveth thee also at Rome to testify.'
Acts 23:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be of good cheer, Paul - It is no wonder if, with all these trials and difficulties, St. Paul was much dejected in mind; and especially as he had not any direct intimation from God what the end of the present trials would be: to comfort him and strengthen his faith, God gave him this vision.
So must thou bear witness also at Rome - This was pleasing intelligence to Paul, who had long desired to see that city, and preach the Gospel of Christ there. He appears to have had an intimation that he should see it; but how, he could not tell; and this vision satisfied him that he should be sent thither by God himself. This would settle every fear and scruple concerning the issue of the present persecution.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 2:25 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Acts 18:9 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace:
Acts 27:23,24 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve...
Psalm 46:1,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...
Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...
Jeremiah 15:19-21 Therefore thus said the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before me...
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.
John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure...
Acts 27:22,25 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship...
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy...
Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...
Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying...
Acts 20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
Acts 22:18 And saw him saying to me, Make haste, and get you quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive your testimony concerning me.
Acts 28:23-28 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God...
Romans 1:15,16 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also...
Philippians 1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...
Acts 28:30,31 And Paul dwelled two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in to him...
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...
John 11:8-10 His disciples say to him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again...
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Matthew 9:2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
Luke 16:28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
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 19:21 After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."
Acts 22:15 You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.
Acts 27:23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me
Acts 27:24 and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.'