Acts 24:1
New International Version
Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor.

New Living Translation
Five days later Ananias, the high priest, arrived with some of the Jewish elders and the lawyer Tertullus, to present their case against Paul to the governor.

English Standard Version
And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case against Paul.

Berean Study Bible
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.

Berean Literal Bible
And after five days, the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a certain orator, Tertullus, who made a representation against Paul to the governor.

New American Standard Bible
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.

King James Bible
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

Christian Standard Bible
Five days later Ananias the high priest came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. These men presented their case against Paul to the governor.

Contemporary English Version
Five days later Ananias the high priest, together with some of their leaders and a lawyer named Tertullus, went to the governor to present their case against Paul.

Good News Translation
Five days later the High Priest Ananias went to Caesarea with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. They appeared before Governor Felix and made their charges against Paul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After five days Ananias the high priest came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus. These men presented their case against Paul to the governor.

International Standard Version
Five days later, the high priest Ananias arrived with certain elders and Tertullus, an attorney, and they summarized their case against Paul before the governor.

NET Bible
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought formal charges against Paul to the governor.

New Heart English Bible
After five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with certain elders and an orator, one Tertullus. They informed the governor against Paul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
After five days Khanan-Yah The High Priest came down with the Elders and Tertullos the orator and they informed the Governor concerning Paulus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Five days later the chief priest Ananias went to the city of Caesarea with some leaders of the people and an attorney named Tertullus. They reported to the governor their charges against Paul.

New American Standard 1977
And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with a certain attorney named Tertullus; and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And after five days Ananias, the prince of the priests, descended with the elders and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

King James 2000 Bible
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

American King James Version
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

American Standard Version
And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with certain elders, and with an orator, one Tertullus; and they informed the governor against Paul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND after five days the high priest Ananias came down, with some of the ancients, and one Tertullus an orator, who went to the governor against Paul.

Darby Bible Translation
And after five days came down the high priest Ananias, with the elders, and a certain orator called Tertullus, and laid their informations against Paul before the governor.

English Revised Version
And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with certain elders, and with an orator, one Tertullus; and they informed the governor against Paul.

Webster's Bible Translation
And after five days, Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

Weymouth New Testament
Five days after this, Ananias the High Priest came down to Caesarea with a number of Elders and a pleader called Tertullus. They stated to the Governor the case against Paul.

World English Bible
After five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with certain elders and an orator, one Tertullus. They informed the governor against Paul.

Young's Literal Translation
And after five days came down the chief priest Ananias, with the elders, and a certain orator -- Tertullus, and they made manifest to the governor the things against Paul;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Tertullus Prosecutes Paul
1Five 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. 2When Paul had been called in, Tertullus opened the prosecution: “Because of you, we have enjoyed a lasting peace, and your foresight has brought improvements to this nation.…
Cross References
Acts 23:2
At this, the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

Acts 23:24
Provide mounts for Paul to take him safely to Governor Felix."

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

Acts 24:2
When Paul had been called in, Tertullus opened the prosecution: "Because of you, we have enjoyed a lasting peace, and your foresight has brought improvements to this nation.

Acts 24:11
You can verify for yourself that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

Acts 25:2
where the chief priests and Jewish leaders presented their case against Paul. They urged Festus

Acts 25:15
While I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and elders of the Jews presented their case and requested a judgment against him.

Treasury of Scripture

And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

five.

Acts 24:11 Because that you may understand, that there are yet but twelve days …

Acts 21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of …

Ananias.

Acts 23:2,30,35 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite …

Acts 25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against …

orator.

Acts 12:21 And on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne, …

Isaiah 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and …

1 Corinthians 2:1,4 And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with excellency of …

informed.

Acts 25:2,15 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against …

Psalm 11:2 For, see, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow …







Lexicon
Five
πέντε (pente)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4002: Five. A primary number; 'five'.

days
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

later,
Μετὰ (Meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

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.

high priest
ἀρχιερεὺς (archiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

Ananias
Ἁνανίας (Hananias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 367: Of Hebrew origin; Ananias, the name of three Israelites.

came down
κατέβη (katebē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2597: To go down, come down, either from the sky or from higher land, descend. From kata and the base of basis; to descend.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

some
τινῶν (tinōn)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

elders
πρεσβυτέρων (presbyterōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

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

a
τινός (tinos)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

lawyer
ῥήτορος (rhētoros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4489: An orator, public speaker, advocate. From rheo; a speaker, i.e. a forensic advocate.

[named] Tertullus,
Τερτύλλου (Tertyllou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5061: Tertullus, a barrister acting as professional prosecutor of Paul at Caesarea. Of uncertain derivation; Tertullus, a Roman.

who
οἵτινες (hoitines)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

presented
ἐνεφάνισαν (enephanisan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1718: To make visible (manifest); hence: I report (inform) against; pass: I appear before. From emphanes; to exhibit or disclose.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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.

governor
ἡγεμόνι (hēgemoni)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2232: From hegeomai; a leader, i.e. Chief person of a province.

{their case} against
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

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

(1) After five days.--The interval may have just allowed time for messengers to go from Caesarea to Jerusalem, and for the priests to make their arrangements and engage their advocate. Possibly, however, the five days may start from St. Paul's departure from Jerusalem and this agrees, on the whole, better with the reckoning of the twelve days from the Apostle's arrival there, in Acts 24:11.

Descended.--Better, came down, in accordance with the usage of modern English.

A certain orator named Tertullus.--Men of this class were to be found in most of the provincial towns of the Roman empire, ready to hold a brief for plaintiff or defendant, and bringing to bear the power of their glib eloquence, as well as their knowledge of Roman laws, on the mind of the judge. There is not the slightest ground for supposing, as some have done, that the proceedings were conducted in Latin, and that while the chief priests were obliged to employ an advocate to speak in that language, St. Paul, who had never learnt it, was able to speak at once by a special inspiration. Proceedings before a procurator of Judaea and the provincials under him were almost of necessity, as in the case of our Lord and Pilate, in Greek. Had St. Paul spoken in Latin, St. Luke, who records when he spoke in Hebrew (Acts 21:40), and when in Greek (Acts 21:37), was not likely to have passed the fact over; nor is there any evidence, even on that improbable assumption, that St. Paul himself, who was, we know, a Roman citizen, had no previous knowledge of the language. The strained hypothesis breaks down at every point. The name of the orator may be noted as standing half-way between Tertius and Tertullianus.

Who informed the governor against Paul.--The word is a technical one, and implies something of the nature of a formal indictment.

Verse 1. - The high priest Ananias came down for Ananias the high priest descended, A.V.; certain elders for the elders, A.V. and T.R.; an orator, one Tertullus for a certain orator named Tertullus, A.V.; and they for who, A.V. After five days. Of which the first was the day on which St. Paul left Jerusalem, and the fifth that on which Ananias and his companions appeared before Felix (see ver. 11, note). Tertullus. A Latin name, formed from Tertius, as Lucullus from Lucius, Catullus from Catius, etc. Informed; ἐμφανίζω, in the sense of "laying an information" before a magistrate, only occurs elsewhere in Acts 25:2, 15 (see above, Acts 23:15, note). 24:1-9 See here the unhappiness of great men, and a great unhappiness it is, to have their services praised beyond measure, and never to be faithfully told of their faults; hereby they are hardened and encouraged in evil, like Felix. God's prophets were charged with being troublers of the land, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that he perverted the nation; the very same charges were brought against Paul. The selfish and evil passions of men urge them forward, and the graces and power of speech, too often have been used to mislead and prejudice men against the truth. How different will the characters of Paul and Felix appear at the day of judgement, from what they are represented in the speech of Tertullus! Let not Christians value the applause, or be troubled at the revilings of ungodly men, who represent the vilest of the human race almost as gods, and the excellent of the earth as pestilences and movers of sedition.
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