Acts 23:24
New International Version
Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."

New Living Translation
Provide horses for Paul to ride, and get him safely to Governor Felix."

English Standard Version
Also provide mounts for Paul to ride and bring him safely to Felix the governor.”

Berean Study Bible
Provide mounts for Paul to take him safely to Governor Felix.”

Berean Literal Bible
and provide mounts, so that having set Paul upon them, they might bring him safely to Felix the governor,"

New American Standard Bible
They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

King James Bible
And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

Christian Standard Bible
Also provide mounts for Paul to ride and bring him safely to Felix the governor."

Contemporary English Version
Get a horse ready for Paul and make sure he gets safely through to Felix the governor."

Good News Translation
Provide some horses for Paul to ride and get him safely through to Governor Felix."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also provide mounts so they can put Paul on them and bring him safely to Felix the governor."

International Standard Version
Provide a mount for Paul to ride, and take him safely to Governor Felix."

NET Bible
and provide mounts for Paul to ride so that he may be brought safely to Felix the governor."

New Heart English Bible
He asked them to provide animals, that they might set Paul on one, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But prepare also beasts of burden so that they may mount Paulus and let him escape to Felix, the Governor.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Provide an animal for Paul to ride, and take him safely to Governor Felix."

New American Standard 1977
They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and provide them beasts that they may set Paul on and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

King James 2000 Bible
And provide them mounts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

American King James Version
And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

American Standard Version
and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And provide beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

Darby Bible Translation
And [he ordered them] to provide beasts, that they might set Paul on them and carry [him] safe through to Felix the governor,

English Revised Version
and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

Webster's Bible Translation
And provide for them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

Weymouth New Testament
He further told them to provide horses to mount Paul on, so as to bring him safely to Felix the Governor.

World English Bible
He asked them to provide animals, that they might set Paul on one, and bring him safely to Felix the governor.

Young's Literal Translation
beasts also provide, that, having set Paul on, they may bring him safe unto Felix the governor;'
Study Bible
Paul Sent to Felix
23Then he called two of his centurions and said, “Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea in the third hour of the night. 24Provide mounts for Paul to take him safely to Governor Felix.” 25And he wrote the following letter:…
Cross References
Acts 23:25
And he wrote the following letter:

Acts 23:26
"Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings.

Acts 23:33
When the horsemen arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and presented Paul to him.

Acts 24:1
Five days later, the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, who presented to the governor their case against Paul.

Acts 24:3
In every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude.

Acts 24:10
When the governor motioned for Paul to speak, he began his response: "Knowing that you have been a judge over this nation for many years, I gladly make my defense.

Acts 25:14
Since they were staying several days, Festus laid out Paul's case before the king: "There is a certain man whom Felix left in prison.

Treasury of Scripture

And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to Felix the governor.

beast.

Nehemiah 2:12
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

Esther 8:12
Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.

Luke 10:34
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Felix.

Acts 23:26,33-35
Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sendeth greeting…

Acts 24:3,10,22-27
We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness…

Acts 25:14
And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

the governor.

Matthew 27:2
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Luke 3:1
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,







Lexicon
Provide
παραστῆσαι (parastēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3936: Or prolonged paristano from para and histemi; to stand beside, i.e. to exhibit, proffer, recommend, substantiate; or to be at hand, aid.

mounts
κτήνη (ktēnē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2934: From ktaomai; property, i.e. a domestic animal.

[for]
ἐπιβιβάσαντες (epibibasantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1913: To place upon (a horse, mule). From epi and a reduplicated derivative of the base of basis; to cause to mount.

Paul
Παῦλον (Paulon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

to take [him] safely
διασώσωσι (diasōsōsi)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1295: From dia and sozo; to save thoroughly, i.e. to cure, preserve, rescue, etc.

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

Governor
ἡγεμόνα (hēgemona)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2232: From hegeomai; a leader, i.e. Chief person of a province.

Felix.”
Φήλικα (Phēlika)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5344: Of Latin origin; happy; Phelix, a Roman.
(24) Felix the governor.--The career of the procurator so named is not without interest as an illustration of the manner in which the Roman empire was at this time governed. In the household of Antonia, the mother of the Emperor Claudius, there were two brothers, first slaves, then freed-men, Antonius Felix and Pallas. The latter became the chosen companion and favourite minister of the emperor, and through his influence Felix obtained the procuratorship of Judaea. There, in the terse epigrammatic language of Tacitus, he governed as one who thought, in his reliance on his brother's power, that he could commit any crime with impunity, and wielded "the power of a tyrant in the temper of a slave" (Tacit. Ann. xii. 54; Hist. v. 9). His career was infamous alike for lust and cruelty. Another historian, Suetonius (Claud. c. 28), describes him as the husband of three queens, whom he had married in succession:--(1) Drusilla, the daughter of Juba, King of Mauritania and Selene, the daughter of Autonius and Cleopatra. (2) Drusilla, the daughter of Agrippa I. and sister of Agrippa II. (See Acts 23:24.) She had left her first husband, Azizus, King of Emesa, to marry Felix (Jos. Ant. xx. 7. ? 1). Their son, also an Agrippa, died in an eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79 (Jos. Ant. xx. 7, ? 2). The name of the third princess is unknown.

Verse 24. - He bade them provide for provide, A.V, (the infinitive παραστῆσαι); might for may, A.V.; thereon for on, A.V. Beasts (κτήνη); here "riding-horses," as Luke 10:34. In Revelation 18:13 it is applied to "cattle;" in 1 Corinthians 15:39 it means "beasts" generally. In the LXX. it is used for all kinds of beasts - cattle, sheep, beasts of burden, etc. Beasts is in the plural, because one or more would be required for those who guarded Paul. 23:12-24 False religious principles, adopted by carnal men, urge on to such wickedness, as human nature would hardly be supposed capable of. Yet the Lord readily disappoints the best concerted schemes of iniquity. Paul knew that the Divine providence acts by reasonable and prudent means; and that, if he neglected to use the means in his power, he could not expect God's providence to work on his behalf. He who will not help himself according to his means and power, has neither reason nor revelation to assure him that he shall receive help from God. Believing in the Lord, we and ours shall be kept from every evil work, and kept to his kingdom. Heavenly Father, give us by thy Holy Spirit, for Christ's sake, this precious faith.
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