Acts 21:33
New International Version
The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.

New Living Translation
Then the commander arrested him and ordered him bound with two chains. He asked the crowd who he was and what he had done.

English Standard Version
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Berean Study Bible
The commander came up and arrested Paul, ordering that he be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.

Berean Literal Bible
Then having drawn near, the commander laid hold of him and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and began inquiring who he might be and what it is he has been doing.

New American Standard Bible
Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.

King James Bible
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander approached, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

Contemporary English Version
The army commander went over and arrested him and had him bound with two chains. Then he tried to find out who Paul was and what he had done.

Good News Translation
The commander went over to Paul, arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked, "Who is this man, and what has he done?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

International Standard Version
Then the tribune came up, grabbed Paul, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. He then asked who Paul was and what he had done.

NET Bible
Then the commanding officer came up and arrested him and ordered him to be tied up with two chains; he then asked who he was and what he had done.

New Heart English Bible
Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chiliarch called him and took him and commanded to bind him with two chains, and he was asking about him, who he was and what he had done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the officer went to Paul, grabbed him, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. The officer asked who Paul was and what he had done.

New American Standard 1977
Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the tribunal came near and took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains and demanded to know who he was and what he had done.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

American King James Version
Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

American Standard Version
Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the tribune coming near, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded [him] to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

English Revised Version
Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the chief captain came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Tribune, making his way to him, arrested him, and, having ordered him to be secured with two chains, proceeded to ask who he was and what he had been doing.

World English Bible
Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Young's Literal Translation
Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,
Study Bible
Paul Seized in the Temple
32Immediately he took some soldiers and centurions and ran down to the crowd. When the people saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33The commander came up and arrested Paul, ordering that he be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done. 34Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, and some another. And since the commander could not confirm the facts because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks.…
Cross References
Acts 12:6
On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison.

Acts 20:23
I only know that in town after town the Holy Spirit warns me that chains and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:11
Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands, and said, "The Holy Spirit says: 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and hand him over to the Gentiles.'"

Acts 22:29
Then those who were about to interrogate Paul stepped back, and the commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put a Roman citizen in chains.

Acts 22:30
The next day the commander, wanting to learn the real reason Paul was accused by the Jews, released him and ordered the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul down and had him stand before them.

Acts 26:29
"Short time or long," Paul replied, "I wish to God that not only you but all who hear me this day may become what I am, except for these chains."

Acts 28:20
So for this reason I have called to see you and speak with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.

2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he has often refreshed me and was unashamed of my chains.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!

Treasury of Scripture

Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

be.

Acts 21:11
And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

Acts 12:6
And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Acts 20:23
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

and demanded.

Acts 22:24
The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.

Acts 25:16
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

John 18:29,30
Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? …







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

commander
χιλίαρχος (chiliarchos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5506: A commander of a thousand men, a military tribune. From chilioi and archo; the commander of a thousand soldiers

came up
ἐγγίσας (engisas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

[and] arrested
ἐπελάβετο (epelabeto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1949: To lay hold of, take hold of, seize (sometimes with beneficent, sometimes with hostile, intent).

[Paul],
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
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.

ordering that
ἐκέλευσεν (ekeleusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2753: To command, order, direct, bid. From a primary kello; 'hail'; to incite by word, i.e. Order.

he be bound
δεθῆναι (dethēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 1210: To bind, tie, fasten; I impel, compel; I declare to be prohibited and unlawful. A primary verb; to bind.

with two
δυσί (dysi)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

chains.
ἁλύσεσι (halysesi)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 254: A (light) chain, bond. Of uncertain derivation; a fetter or manacle.

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

he asked
ἐπυνθάνετο (epynthaneto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4441: To ask, inquire, ascertain by inquiry, understand.

who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

he was
εἴη (eiē)
Verb - Present Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

he had done.
πεποιηκώς (pepoiēkōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.
(33) Commanded him to be bound with two chains.--Looking to the usual Roman practices in the treatment of prisoners, we may think of each chain as fastened at one end to the Apostle's arm, and at the other to those of the soldiers who kept guard over him. (See Notes on Acts 12:6; Acts 28:16.) So shackled, he was taken before the Chiliarch Lysias for a preliminary inquiry.

Verse 33. - Laid hold on for took, A.V.; inquired for. demanded, A.V. Laid hold on (ἐπελάβετο); see Acts 17:19, note. Bound with two chains; as St. Peter was (Acts 12:6). Ἄλυσις means properly "a chain on the hands" as opposed to πέδη, a fetter (Mark 5:4); and therefore the two chains are not to be understood of chains on his hands and feet, with Kuinoel, but, as in the case of Peter, of chains fastening him to a soldier on both hands. 21:27-40 In the temple, where Paul should have been protected as in a place of safety, he was violently set upon. They falsely charged him with ill doctrine and ill practice against the Mosaic ceremonies. It is no new thing for those who mean honestly and act regularly, to have things laid to their charge which they know not and never thought of. It is common for the wise and good to have that charged against them by malicious people, with which they thought to have obliged them. God often makes those a protection to his people, who have no affection to them, but only have compassion for sufferers, and regard to the public peace. And here see what false, mistaken notions of good people and good ministers, many run away with. But God seasonably interposes for the safety of his servants, from wicked and unreasonable men; and gives them opportunities to speak for themselves, to plead for the Redeemer, and to spread abroad his glorious gospel.
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