Acts 23:34
New International Version
The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia,

New Living Translation
He read it and then asked Paul what province he was from. “Cilicia,” Paul answered.

English Standard Version
On reading the letter, he asked what province he was from. And when he learned that he was from Cilicia,

Berean Study Bible
The governor read the letter and asked what province Paul was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia,

Berean Literal Bible
And having read it and having asked what province he is from, and having learned that he is from Cilicia,

King James Bible
And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

New King James Version
And when the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. And when he understood that he was from Cilicia,

New American Standard Bible
Now when he had read it, he also asked from what province Paul was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,

NASB 1995
When he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,

NASB 1977
And when he had read it, he asked from what province he was; and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,

Amplified Bible
After reading the letter, he asked which province Paul was from, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia [an imperial province],

Christian Standard Bible
After he read it, he asked what province he was from. When he learned he was from Cilicia,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After he read it, he asked what province he was from. So when he learned he was from Cilicia,

American Standard Version
And when he had read it, he asked of what province he was; and when he understood that he was of Cilicia,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he read the letter, he was asking him from which province he was, and when he learned that he was from Qiliqia,

Contemporary English Version
The governor read the letter. Then he asked Paul and found out that he was from Cilicia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had read it, and had asked of what province he was, and understood that he was of Cilicia;

English Revised Version
And when he had read it, he asked of what province he was; and when he understood that he was of Cilicia,

Good News Translation
The governor read the letter and asked Paul what province he was from. When he found out that he was from Cilicia,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After the governor had read the letter, he asked Paul which province he was from. When he found out that Paul was from the province of Cilicia,

International Standard Version
After reading the letter, the governor asked which province Paul was from. On learning that he was from Cilicia,

Literal Standard Version
And the governor having read [it], and inquired of what province he is, and understood that [he is] from Cilicia;

NET Bible
When the governor had read the letter, he asked what province he was from. When he learned that he was from Cilicia,

New Heart English Bible
When the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. When he understood that he was from Cilicia, he said,

Weymouth New Testament
Felix, after reading the letter, inquired from what province he was; and being told "from Cilicia,"

World English Bible
When the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. When he understood that he was from Cilicia, he said,

Young's Literal Translation
And the governor having read it, and inquired of what province he is, and understood that he is from Cilicia;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul Sent to Felix
33When the horsemen arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and presented Paul to him. 34 The governor read the letter and asked what province Paul was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, 35he said, “I will hear your case when your accusers arrive.” Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod’s Praetorium.…

Cross References
Acts 6:9
But resistance arose from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from the provinces of Cilicia and Asia. They began to argue with Stephen,

Acts 21:39
But Paul answered, "I am a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Now I beg you to allow me to speak to the people."

Acts 25:1
Three days after his arrival in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem,


Treasury of Scripture

And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

he asked.

Acts 25:1
Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

Esther 1:1
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)

Esther 8:9
Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.

Cilicia.

Acts 15:41
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Acts 21:39
But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.









(34) He asked of what province he was.--The question was a natural one for a procurator of Judaea to ask as to any prisoner brought before him. (Comp. Pilate's question in Luke 23:6.) It does not appear why Felix was ready to take cognisance of a matter which apparently, to judge by the precedent set by Pilate, belonged to the jurisdiction of another. Perhaps he had no motive for conciliating the favour of the governor of Cilicia, or thought that the nature of the accusation over-ruled the nationality of the accused.

Verse 34. - He for the governor, A.V. and T.R.; it for the fetter, A.V. Province; ἐπαρχία, only here and in Acts 25:1. A general word for a government, most properly applied to an imperial province.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[The governor] read [the letter]
Ἀναγνοὺς (Anagnous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 314: To read, know again, know certainly, recognize, discern. From ana and ginosko; to know again, i.e. to read.

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

asked
ἐπερωτήσας (eperōtēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

what
ποίας (poias)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4169: Of what sort. From the base of pou and hoios; individualizing interrogative what sort of, or which one.

province
ἐπαρχείας (eparcheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1885: Sphere of duty, province. From a compound of epi and archo; a special region of government, i.e. A Roman pr?Fecture.

[Paul] was
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

from.
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Learning
πυθόμενος (pythomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4441: To ask, inquire, ascertain by inquiry, understand.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[he was] from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Cilicia,
Κιλικίας (Kilikias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2791: Probably of foreign origin; Cilicia, a region of Asia Minor.


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