Acts 24:4
New International Version
But in order not to weary you further, I would request that you be kind enough to hear us briefly.

New Living Translation
But I don’t want to bore you, so please give me your attention for only a moment.

English Standard Version
But, to detain you no further, I beg you in your kindness to hear us briefly.

Berean Study Bible
But in order not to burden you any further, I beg your indulgence to hear us briefly.

Berean Literal Bible
But in order that I should not be a hindrance you to any longer, I implore you to hear us briefly, in your kindness.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

New King James Version
Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your courtesy, a few words from us.

New American Standard Bible
But, that I may not weary you further, I beg you to grant us a brief hearing, by your kindness.

NASB 1995
"But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.

NASB 1977
“But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.

Amplified Bible
But so that I do not weary you further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.

Christian Standard Bible
But, so that I will not burden you any further, I request that you would be kind enough to give us a brief hearing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, so that I will not burden you any further, I beg you in your graciousness to give us a brief hearing.

American Standard Version
But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But that we may not weary you with many things, I beg of you to hear our lowliness briefly.”

Contemporary English Version
I don't want to bother you, but please be patient with us and listen to me for just a few minutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that I be no further tedious to thee, I desire thee of thy clemency to hear us in few words.

English Revised Version
But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

Good News Translation
I do not want to take up too much of your time, however, so I beg you to be kind and listen to our brief account.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't want to keep you too long. Please listen to us. We will be brief.

International Standard Version
But so as not to detain you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness.

Literal Standard Version
and that I may not be further tedious to you, I exhort you to hear us concisely in your gentleness;

NET Bible
But so that I may not delay you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness.

New Heart English Bible
But, that I do not delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Weymouth New Testament
But--not to detain you too long--I beg you in your forbearance to listen to a brief statement from us.

World English Bible
But, that I don't delay you, I entreat you to bear with us and hear a few words.

Young's Literal Translation
and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in thy gentleness;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tertullus Prosecutes Paul
3In every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude. 4But in order not to burden you any further, I beg your indulgence to hear us briefly. 5We have found this man to be a pestilence, stirring up dissension among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,…

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

Acts 24:5
We have found this man to be a pestilence, stirring up dissension among the Jews all over the world. He is a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.


Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious to you, I pray you that you would hear us of your clemency a few words.

that.

Hebrews 11:32
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:









(4) That I be not further tedious . . .--Better, that I may not detain thee too long. Here again we note the tact of the sycophant. He speaks as if obliged to restrain himself from the further panegyrics which his feelings would naturally prompt.

Of thy clemency . . .--The Greek word expresses the idea of equitable consideration. The epithets of the hired orator stand in striking contrast with the "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come," of which the Apostle afterwards spoke to the same ruler.

Verse 4. - But for notwithstanding, A.V.; I entreat thee for I pray thee, A.V.; to hear for that thou wouldest hear, A.V. Of thy clemency (τῇ σῇ ἐπιεικείᾳ). The word is rendered "gentleness" in 2 Corinthians 10:1, where alone it occurs in the New Testament; ἐπιείκης is most frequently rendered "gentle" (l Timothy 3:3 (R.V.); Titus 3:2; James 3:17; 1 Peter 2:18). A few words. The Greek has συντόμως, briefly, concisely, found only here in the New Testament, but common in classical Greek and especially in medical writers, where it means "rapidly," "in a short time."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

in order
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

not to burden
ἐνκόπτω (enkoptō)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1465: To interrupt, hinder. From en and kopto; to cut into, i.e. impede, detain.

you
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

any further,
πλεῖόν (pleion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

I beg
παρακαλῶ (parakalō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

your
σῇ (sē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4674: Yours, thy, thine. From su; thine.

indulgence
ἐπιεικείᾳ (epieikeia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1932: Considerateness, forbearance, fairness, gentleness, mildness. From epieikes; suitableness, i.e. equity, mildness.

to hear
ἀκοῦσαί (akousai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

us
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

briefly.
συντόμως (syntomōs)
Adverb
Strong's 4935: Concisely, briefly. Adverb from a derivative of suntemno; concisely.


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