Acts 23:16
New International Version
But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.

New Living Translation
But Paul’s nephew—his sister’s son—heard of their plan and went to the fortress and told Paul.

English Standard Version
Now the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, so he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.

Berean Study Bible
But when the son of Paul’s sister heard about the plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.

Berean Literal Bible
But the son of Paul's sister, having heard of the ambush, having come near and having entered into the barracks, reported it to Paul.

King James Bible
And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

New King James Version
So when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their ambush, he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.

New American Standard Bible
But the son of Paul’s sister heard about their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

NASB 1995
But the son of Paul's sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

NASB 1977
But the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

Amplified Bible
But the son of Paul’s sister heard of their [planned] ambush, and he went to the barracks and told Paul.

Christian Standard Bible
But the son of Paul’s sister, hearing about their ambush, came and entered the barracks and reported it to Paul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the son of Paul's sister, hearing about their ambush, came and entered the barracks and reported it to Paul.

American Standard Version
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the son of Paulus' sister heard this plot, and he entered the encampment and informed Paulus.

Contemporary English Version
When Paul's nephew heard about the plot, he went to the fortress and told Paul about it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when Paul's sister's son had heard, of their lying in wait, he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

English Revised Version
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

Good News Translation
But the son of Paul's sister heard about the plot; so he went to the fort and told Paul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Paul's nephew heard about the ambush. He entered the barracks and told Paul.

International Standard Version
But the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, so he came and got into the barracks and told Paul.

Literal Standard Version
And the son of Paul’s sister having heard of the lying in wait, having gone and entered into the stronghold, told Paul,

NET Bible
But when the son of Paul's sister heard about the ambush, he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

New Heart English Bible
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.

Weymouth New Testament
But Paul's sister's son heard of the intended attack upon him. So he came and went into the barracks and told Paul about it;

World English Bible
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.

Young's Literal Translation
And the son of Paul's sister having heard of the lying in wait, having gone and entered into the castle, told Paul,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot to Kill Paul
15Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him down to you on the pretext of examining his case more carefully. We are ready to kill him on the way.” 16But when the son of Paul’s sister heard about the plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul. 17Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him.”…

Cross References
Acts 21:34
Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, and some another. And since the commander could not get at the truth because of the uproar, he ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks.

Acts 21:37
As they were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, "May I say something to you?" "Do you speak Greek?" he replied.

Acts 23:10
The dispute grew so violent that the commander was afraid they would tear Paul to pieces. He ordered the soldiers to go down and remove him by force and bring him into the barracks.

Acts 23:17
Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him."

Acts 23:32
The next day they returned to the barracks and let the horsemen go on with him.

Acts 24:23
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard, but to allow him some freedom and permit his friends to minister to his needs.


Treasury of Scripture

And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

when.

Job 5:13
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Lamentations 3:37
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

he went.

2 Samuel 17:17
Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David.









(16) Paul's sister's son.--The passage is note worthy as being the only reference to any of St. Paul's relations in the Acts. The fact that St. Paul lodged with Mnason, as far as it goes, suggests the probability that neither the sister nor the nephew resided permanently in Jerusalem. We do not even know whether they were members of the Christian society, though this may, perhaps, be inferred from the eagerness of the son to save his uncle from the danger which he know to be imminent. We find that St. Paul had kinsmen at Rome (Romans 16:7; Romans 16:11). Was this nephew one of them who had come to Jerusalem to keep the feast, and heard the plot talked of (it is difficult to keep a secret in which forty men are sharers) in the caravanserai where he and other pilgrims lodged? We see, from the fact thus stated, that St. Paul, though in custody, was allowed to hold free communication with his friends. This, perhaps, accounts for the fulness with which the whole history is given. The writer of the Acts had come up with the Apostle, and was not likely to desert his friend if he could possibly gain access to him.

Verse 16. - But for and when, A.V.: and he came for he went, A.V. Lying in wait; ἐνέδρα, only here and in Acts 25:3 in the New Testament; but common in the Books of Joshua and Judges in the LXX., and also in classical Greek.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But [when]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

son
υἱὸς (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Paul’s
Παύλου (Paulou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

sister
ἀδελφῆς (adelphēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 79: A sister, a woman (fellow-)member of a church, a Christian woman. Fem of adephos; a sister.

heard about
Ἀκούσας (Akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

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

ambush,
ἐνέδραν (enedran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1747: An ambush, plot, treachery, fraud. Feminine from en and the base of hedraios; an ambuscade, i.e. murderous purpose.

he went
παραγενόμενος (paragenomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3854: From para and ginomai; to become near, i.e. Approach; by implication, to appear publicly.

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

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

barracks
παρεμβολὴν (parembolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3925: From a compound of para and emballo; a throwing in beside, i.e., battle-array, encampment or barracks.

[and] told
ἀπήγγειλεν (apēngeilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 518: To report (from one place to another), bring a report, announce, declare. From apo and the base of aggelos; to announce.

Paul.
Παύλῳ (Paulō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.


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