Acts 24:17
New International Version
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.

New Living Translation
"After several years away, I returned to Jerusalem with money to aid my people and to offer sacrifices to God.

English Standard Version
Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings.

Berean Study Bible
After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.

Berean Literal Bible
Now after many years, I arrived to bring alms to my nation, and offerings,

New American Standard Bible
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;

King James Bible
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Christian Standard Bible
After many years, I came to bring charitable gifts and offerings to my people.

Contemporary English Version
After being away for several years, I returned here to bring gifts for the poor people of my nation and to offer sacrifices.

Good News Translation
"After being away from Jerusalem for several years, I went there to take some money to my own people and to offer sacrifices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After many years, I came to bring charitable gifts and offerings to my nation,

International Standard Version
After many years, I have come back to my people to bring gifts for the poor and to offer sacrifices.

NET Bible
After several years I came to bring to my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings,

New Heart English Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But for many years I have come before my people to give charity and to offer gifts.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After many years I have come back to my people and brought gifts for the poor and offerings [for God].

New American Standard 1977
“Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings.

King James 2000 Bible
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

American King James Version
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

American Standard Version
Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings, and vows.

Darby Bible Translation
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.

English Revised Version
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Weymouth New Testament
"Now after an interval of several years I came to bring alms to my nation, and to offer sacrifices.

World English Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;

Young's Literal Translation
'And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to Felix
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. 18At the time they found me in the temple, I was ceremonially clean and was not inciting a crowd or an uproar. But there are some Jews from the province of Asia…
Cross References
Acts 11:29
So the disciples, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

Acts 20:31
Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Acts 24:26
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe. So he sent for Paul frequently and talked with him.

Romans 15:25
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem to serve the saints there.

1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the collection for the saints, you are to do as I directed the churches of Galatia:

2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace God has given the churches of Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 8:4
they pleaded earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.

2 Corinthians 8:6
So we urged Titus to help complete your act of grace, just as he had started it.

2 Corinthians 9:1
Now about the service to the saints, there is no need for me to write to you.

2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting to the Macedonians that since last year you in Achaia were prepared to give. And your zeal has stirred most of them to do likewise.

Galatians 2:10
They only asked us to be mindful of the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Treasury of Scripture

Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

to bring.

Acts 11:29,30
Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: …

Acts 20:16
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

Romans 15:25,26
But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints…

offerings.

Acts 21:26
Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.







Lexicon
After
Δι’ (Di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

several
πλειόνων (pleionōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

years,
ἐτῶν (etōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2094: A year. Apparently a primary word; a year.

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

I returned [ to Jerusalem ]
παρεγενόμην (paregenomēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3854: From para and ginomai; to become near, i.e. Approach; by implication, to appear publicly.

to bring
ποιήσων (poiēsōn)
Verb - Future Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

alms
ἐλεημοσύνας (eleēmosynas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1654: Abstr: alms-giving, charity; concr: alms, charity. From eleos; compassionateness, i.e. beneficence, or a benefaction.

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

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

people
ἔθνος (ethnos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

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

to present offerings.
προσφοράς (prosphoras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4376: An offering, sacrifice. From prosphero; presentation; concretely, an oblation or sacrifice.
(17) Now after many years.--Four years had passed since the previous visit of Acts 18:22. The use of "many" in this instance may be noted as throwing light on Acts 24:10.

To bring alms to my nation, and offerings.--The "alms" were, of course, the large sums of money which St. Paul had been collecting, since his last visit, for the disciples (possibly in part, also, for those who were not disciples) at Jerusalem. It is noticeable that this is the only mention in the Acts of that which occupies so prominent a place in the Epistles of this period. (See Romans 15:25; 1Corinthians 16:1-4; 2Corinthians 8:1-4.) The manifestly undesigned coincidence between the Acts and the Epistles on this point has naturally often been dwelt on by writers on the evidences which each supplies to the other. The "offerings" were the sacrifices which the Apostle was about to offer on the completion of the Nazarite vow with which he had associated himself. There is, perhaps, a refined courtesy in St. Paul's use of the word "nation" (commonly used only of the heathen) instead of the more usual "people." He avoids the term which would have implied a certain assumption of superiority to the magistrate before whom he stood. (See Notes on Matthew 25:32; Matthew 28:19.)

Verse 17. - After many years; or, several years. St. Paul's last visit to Jerusalem was that mentioned in Acts 18:22. Since then he had spent "some time" (χρόνον τινά) at Antioch, had gone over all the country of Phrygia and Galatia, had come to Ephesus, and stopped between two and three years there, had gone through Macedonia, had spent three months at Corinth, had returned to Macedonia, and from thence had come to Jerusalem in about fifty days. All which must have occupied four or five years - from A.D. to A.D. - according to most chronologers. Evidently Paul had not been plotting seditious movements at Jerusalem, where he had only arrived twelve days before, for a purely benevolent and pious purpose, after an absence of four or five years Alms... and offerings. Those of which he speaks in 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8; Romans 15:25, 26, 31. To this may be added "the charges" for which he made himself answerable for the poor Nazarites (Acts 21:24, 26). 24:10-21 Paul gives a just account of himself, which clears him from crime, and likewise shows the true reason of the violence against him. Let us never be driven from any good way by its having an ill name. It is very comfortable, in worshipping God, to look to him as the God of our fathers, and to set up no other rule of faith or practice but the Scriptures. This shows there will be a resurrection to a final judgment. Prophets and their doctrines were to be tried by their fruits. Paul's aim was to have a conscience void of offence. His care and endeavour was to abstain from many things, and to abound in the exercises of religion at all times; both towards God. and towards man. If blamed for being more earnest in the things of God than our neighbours, what is our reply? Do we shrink from the accusation? How many in the world would rather be accused of any weakness, nay, even of wickedness, than of an earnest, fervent feeling of love to the Lord Jesus Christ, and of devotedness to his service! Can such think that He will confess them when he comes in his glory, and before the angels of God? If there is any sight pleasing to the God of our salvation, and a sight at which the angels rejoice, it is, to behold a devoted follower of the Lord, here upon earth, acknowledging that he is guilty, if it be a crime, of loving the Lord who died for him, with all his heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. And that he will not in silence see God's word despised, or hear his name profaned; he will rather risk the ridicule and the hatred of the world, than one frown from that gracious Being whose love is better than life.
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