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Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.
King James Bible
And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night;
American Standard Version
And he called unto him two of the centurions, and said, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night:
Young's Literal Translation
and having called near a certain two of the centurions, he said, 'Make ready soldiers two hundred, that they may go on unto Caesarea, and horsemen seventy, and spearmen two hundred, from the third hour of the night;
Acts 23:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Two hundred soldiers - Στρατιωτας, Infantry or foot soldiers.
Horsemen threescore and ten - There was always a certain number of horse, or cavalry, attached to the foot.
Spearmen - Δεξιολαβους, Persons who held a spear or javelin in their hand; from εν τῃ δεξιᾳ λαβειν taking or holding a thing in the right hand. But the Codex Alexandrinus reads δεξιοβολους, from δεξια, the right hand, and βαλλειν, to cast or dart, persons who threw javelins. But both words seem to mean nearly the same thing.
The third hour of the night - About nine o'clock p.m., for the greater secrecy, and to elude the cunning, active malice of the Jews.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this young man to the chief captain...
at. About nine o'clock in the evening, for the greater secrecy, and to elude the cunning, active malice of the Jews.
Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
Luke 12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Acts 23:23 Parallel CommentariesArmed Caesarea Caesare'a Captains Cavalry Centurions Cesarea Detachment Far Horsemen Hour Hundred Infantry Light March Night Nine Orders Prepare Ready Seventy Soldiers Spearmen Spears Starting Ten Third ThreescoreArmed Caesarea Caesare'a Captains Cavalry Centurions Cesarea Detachment Far Horsemen Hour Hundred Infantry Light March Night Nine Orders Prepare Ready Seventy Soldiers Spearmen Spears Starting Ten Third ThreescoreTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Acts 8:40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.
Acts 23:22 The commander dismissed the young man with this warning: "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me."
Acts 23:32 The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks.
Acts 23:33 When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.