Acts 24:16
New International Version
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

New Living Translation
Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people.

English Standard Version
So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Berean Study Bible
In this hope, I strive always to maintain a clear conscience before God and man.

Berean Literal Bible
In this also I myself strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men through everything.

King James Bible
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

New King James Version
This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.

New American Standard Bible
In view of this I also do my best to maintain a blameless conscience both before God and before other people, always.

NASB 1995
"In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.

NASB 1977
“In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.

Amplified Bible
In view of this, I also do my best and strive always to have a clear conscience before God and before men.

Christian Standard Bible
I always strive to have a clear conscience toward God and men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I always do my best to have a clear conscience toward God and men.

American Standard Version
Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Because of this, I also labor that my conscience may always be pure before God and before all people.”

Contemporary English Version
And because I am sure, I try my best to have a clear conscience in whatever I do for God or for people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And herein do I endeavour to have always a conscience without offence toward God, and towards men.

English Revised Version
Herein do I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men alway.

Good News Translation
And so I do my best always to have a clear conscience before God and people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With this belief I always do my best to have a clear conscience in the sight of God and people.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I always do my best to have a clear conscience before God and people.

Literal Standard Version
and in this I exercise myself, to always have a conscience void of offense toward God and men.

NET Bible
This is the reason I do my best to always have a clear conscience toward God and toward people.

New Heart English Bible
This being so, I also do my best to always have a clear conscience toward God and people.

Weymouth New Testament
This too is my own earnest endeavour--always to have a clear conscience in relation to God and man.

World English Bible
Herein I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.

Young's Literal Translation
and in this I do exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Defense to Felix
15and I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16In this hope, I strive always to maintain a clear conscience before God and man. 17After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.…

Cross References
Acts 23:1
Paul looked directly at the Sanhedrin and said, "Brothers, I have conducted myself before God in all good conscience to this day."

1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God--

2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my forefathers, as I constantly remember you night and day in my prayers.

Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us; we are convinced that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.


Treasury of Scripture

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

Acts 23:1
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Romans 2:15
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Romans 9:1
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,









(16) And herein do I exercise myself . . .--The "herein" seems equivalent to "in this belief." Because he held that doctrine of a resurrection as a stern and solemn reality, the one law of his life was to keep his conscience clear from wilful sin. (See Note on Acts 23:1.) The words must have been almost as bitter to Felix as to Ananias; but he has, at all events, the decency to listen in silence.

Verse 16. - Herein... also for and hereby, A.V. and T.R.; to have a conscience... always for to have always, etc., A.V.; and men for and toward men, A.V. (For the sentiment, comp. Acts 23:1.) Herein (ἐν τόυτῳ); i.e. on this account, under these circumstances supplying the ground and cause of my action (comp. John 16:30). So, too, Matthew 6:7, Ἐν τῇ πολυλογίᾳ αὐτῶν means "On account of their much speaking." I exercise myself; ἀσκῶ, here only in the New Testament, but frequent in medical writers for "to practice" the medical art.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
In
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

this [hope],
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

I
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

strive
ἀσκῶ (askō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 778: To train, practice, exercise. Probably from the same as skeuos; to elaborate, i.e. train.

always
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

to maintain
ἔχειν (echein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a clear
ἀπρόσκοπον (aproskopon)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 677: (free from hurt or harm, hence) not offending, not causing offence, blameless. Passively, faultless, i.e. Not led into sin.

conscience
συνείδησιν (syneidēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4893: The conscience, a persisting notion. From a prolonged form of suneido; co-perception, i.e. Moral consciousness.

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

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

man.
ἀνθρώπους (anthrōpous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.


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