Acts 22:21
New International Version
"Then the Lord said to me, 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

New Living Translation
“But the Lord said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles!’ ”

English Standard Version
And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

Berean Study Bible
Then He said to me, ‘Go! I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’ ”

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to me, 'Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

King James Bible
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

New King James Version
Then He said to me, ‘Depart, for I will send you far from here to the Gentiles.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

NASB 1995
"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

NASB 1977
“And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

Amplified Bible
And the Lord said to me, ‘Go, I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

Christian Standard Bible
“He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to me, Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

American Standard Version
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me, “Go, for I am sending you far away to preach to the Gentiles.”

Contemporary English Version
But the Lord told me to go, and he promised to send me far away to the Gentiles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off, will I send thee.

English Revised Version
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

Good News Translation
'Go,' the Lord said to me, 'for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But the Lord told me, 'Go! I'll send you on a mission. You'll go far away to people who aren't Jewish.'"

International Standard Version
"Then he told me, 'Go, because I'll send you far away to the gentiles.'"

Literal Standard Version
and He said to me, Go, because I will send you to far-off nations.”

NET Bible
Then he said to me, 'Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"

New Heart English Bible
"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to non-Jewish people.'"

Weymouth New Testament
"'Go,' He replied; 'I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'"

World English Bible
"He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Defense to the Crowd
20And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’ 21Then He said to me, ‘Go! I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’” 22The crowd listened to Paul until he made this statement. Then they lifted up their voices and shouted, “Rid the earth of him! He is not fit to live!”…

Cross References
Acts 9:15
"Go!" said the Lord. "This man is My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings, and before the people of Israel.

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Depart.

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

for.

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

Acts 13:2,46,47
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them…

Acts 18:6
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.









(21) I will send thee . . .--It may be noted, in connection with the question discussed in the Note on Acts 22:17, that the words convey the promise of a mission rather than the actual mission itself. The work immediately before him was to depart and wait till the way should be opened to him, and the inward call be confirmed, as in Acts 13:2, by an outward and express command.

Far hence unto the Gentiles.--The crowd had listened, impatiently, we may believe, up to this point, as the speaker had once listened to St. Stephen. This, that the Christ should be represented as sending His messenger to the Gentiles, and not to Jews, was more than they could bear.

Verse 21. - Send thee forth for send thee, A.V. The natural understanding of the preceding dialogue is that Saul, when bid depart quickly out of Jerusalem because the Jews would not receive his testimony, was unwilling to obey, and pleaded that surely the Jews must listen to him and be convinced, since they were well aware how hot and zealous a partisan of the Jews he had been, and must see that nothing but a great miracle could have converted him. It was the argument of a young and impetuous man, with little experience of the headstrong obstinacy of bigoted men. The Lord cut him short with a peremptory "Depart!" but with the gracious addition, "I will send thee unto the Gentiles" - a commission which is more fully given in Acts 26:17, 18, and which was carried out in his whole life.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

He said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρός (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

me,
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

‘Go!
Πορεύου (Poreuou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

will send
ἐξαποστελῶ (exapostelō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1821: From ek and apostello; to send away forth, i.e. to despatch, or to dismiss.

you
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

far away
μακρὰν (makran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3112: At a distance, far away, remote, alien. Feminine accusative case singular of makros; at a distance.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the] Gentiles.’”
ἔθνη (ethnē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.


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