Acts 16:39
New International Version
They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.

New Living Translation
So they came to the jail and apologized to them. Then they brought them out and begged them to leave the city.

English Standard Version
So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city.

Berean Study Bible
They came to appease them and led them out, requesting that they leave the city.

Berean Literal Bible
And having come, they appealed to them, and having brought them out, they were asking them to go out of the city.

New American Standard Bible
and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.

New King James Version
Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to depart from the city.

King James Bible
And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

Christian Standard Bible
So they came to appease them, and escorting them from prison, they urged them to leave town.

Contemporary English Version
So they came and apologized. They led them out of the jail and asked them to please leave town.

Good News Translation
So they went and apologized to them; then they led them out of the prison and asked them to leave the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they came and apologized to them, and escorting them out, they urged them to leave town.

International Standard Version
So the magistrates came, apologized to them, and escorted them out. Then they asked them to leave the city.

NET Bible
and came and apologized to them. After they brought them out, they asked them repeatedly to leave the city.

New Heart English Bible
and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came to them and they begged them to go out and depart from the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the officials went to the jail and apologized to Paul and Silas. As the officials escorted Paul and Silas out of the jail, they asked them to leave the city.

New American Standard 1977
and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they came and besought them, and bringing them out, asked them to depart out of the city.

King James 2000 Bible
And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

American King James Version
And they came and sought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

American Standard Version
and they came and besought them; and when they had brought them out, they asked them to go away from the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And coming, they besought them; and bringing them out, they desired them to depart out of the city.

Darby Bible Translation
And they came and besought them, and having brought them out, asked them to go out of the city.

English Revised Version
and they came and besought them; and when they had brought them out, they asked them to go away from the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

Weymouth New Testament
Accordingly they came and apologized to them; and, bringing them out, asked them to leave the city.

World English Bible
and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come, they besought them, and having brought them forth, they were asking them to go forth from the city;
Study Bible
An Official Apology
38So the officers relayed this message to the magistrates, who were alarmed to hear that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens. 39They came to appease them and led them out, requesting that they leave the city. 40After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house to see the brothers and encourage them. Then they left the city.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:34
Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their region.

Mark 5:17
And the people began to beg Jesus to leave their region.

Treasury of Scripture

And they came and sought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.

came.

Exodus 11:8
And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Isaiah 45:14
Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

Isaiah 49:23
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

and brought.

Daniel 6:16,23
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee…

and desired.

Matthew 8:34
And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

Mark 5:17
And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.







Lexicon
They came
ἐλθόντες (elthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to appease
παρεκάλεσαν (parekalesan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

them
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

led them out,
ἐξαγαγόντες (exagagontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1806: To lead out, sometimes to death, execution. From ek and ago; to lead forth.

requesting
ἠρώτων (ērōtōn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

that they leave
ἀπελθεῖν (apelthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

city.
πόλεως (poleōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.
Verse 39. - When they had brought them out they asked for brought them out and desired, A.V.; to go away from for to depart out of, A.V. 16:35-40 Paul, though willing to suffer for the cause of Christ, and without any desire to avenge himself, did not choose to depart under the charge of having deserved wrongful punishment, and therefore required to be dismissed in an honourable manner. It was not a mere point of honour that the apostle stood upon, but justice, and not to himself so much as to his cause. And when proper apology is made, Christians should never express personal anger, nor insist too strictly upon personal amends. The Lord will make them more than conquerors in every conflict; instead of being cast down by their sufferings, they will become comforters of their brethren.
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