Acts 25:5
New International Version
Let some of your leaders come with me, and if the man has done anything wrong, they can press charges against him there.”

New Living Translation
So he said, “Those of you in authority can return with me. If Paul has done anything wrong, you can make your accusations.”

English Standard Version
“So,” said he, “let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him.”

Berean Study Bible
So if this man has done anything wrong, let some of your leaders come down with me and accuse him there.”

Berean Literal Bible
He says, "Therefore those among you in power, having gone down together, if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him."

King James Bible
Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

New King James Version
“Therefore,” he said, “let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, to see if there is any fault in him.”

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore,” he said, “have the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, have them bring charges against him.”

NASB 1995
“Therefore,” he said, “let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him.”

NASB 1977
“Therefore,” he said, “let the influential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him.”

Amplified Bible
“So,” he said, “let those who are in a position of authority among you go there with me, and if there is anything criminal about the man, let them bring charges against him.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Therefore,” he said, “let those of you who have authority go down with me and accuse him, if he has done anything wrong.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore,” he said, “let the men of authority among you go down with me and accuse him, if there is any wrong in this man.”

American Standard Version
Let them therefore, saith he, that are of power among you go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Those therefore among you who are able and have the accusations with them, let them go down with us; let them accuse the man.”

Contemporary English Version
If he has done anything wrong, let your leaders go with me and bring charges against him there."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them, therefore, saith he, among you that are able, go down with me, and accuse him, if there be any crime in the man.

English Revised Version
Let them therefore, saith he, which are of power among you, go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him.

Good News Translation
Let your leaders go to Caesarea with me and accuse the man if he has done anything wrong."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told them, "Have your authorities come to Caesarea with me and accuse him there if the man has done something wrong."

International Standard Version
"Therefore," he said, "have your authorities come down with me and present their charges against him there, if there is anything wrong with the man."

Literal Standard Version
“Therefore those able among you,” he says, “having come down together, if there be anything in this man—let them accuse him”;

NET Bible
"So," he said, "let your leaders go down there with me, and if this man has done anything wrong, they may bring charges against him."

New Heart English Bible
"Let them therefore," he said, "that are in power among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him."

Weymouth New Testament
"Therefore let those of you," he said, "who can come, go down with me, and impeach the man, if there is anything amiss in him."

World English Bible
"Let them therefore," said he, "that are in power among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him."

Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore those able among you -- saith he -- having come down together, if there be anything in this man -- let them accuse him;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Trial Before Festus
4But Festus replied, “Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon. 5 So if this man has done anything wrong, let some of your leaders come down with me and accuse him there.” 6After spending no more than eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he sat on the judgment seat and ordered that Paul be brought in.…

Cross References
Acts 25:4
But Festus replied, "Paul is being held in Caesarea, and I myself am going there soon.

Acts 25:6
After spending no more than eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he sat on the judgment seat and ordered that Paul be brought in.


Treasury of Scripture

Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

them.

Acts 25:16
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

Acts 23:30
And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.

Acts 24:8
Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

if.

Acts 25:18,19,25
Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: …

Acts 18:14
And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

1 Samuel 24:11,12
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it…









(5) Let them . . . which among you are able.--The adjective is probably used, as in 1Corinthians 1:26, Revelation 6:15, in the sense of "powerful," "chief," rather than as specifically referring to their being able to accuse the man of whom they had complained. What Festus demanded was that the charges against St. Paul should be supported by the leaders and representatives of the people, and not by a hired rhetorician like Tertullus.

If there be any wickedness in him.--The better MSS. give simply, "if there be anything," practically, i.e., anything worth inquiring into.

Verse 5. - Saith for said, A.V.; which are of power among you for which among you are able, A.V.; if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him for accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him, A.V. Which are of power among you; i.e. your chief men, or, as we should say, your best men, which would include ability to conduct the accusation as well as mere station. Josephus frequently uses δυνατοί in the sense of "men of rank and power and influence," Ἰουδαίων οἱ δυνατώτατοι ('Ant. Jud.,' 14. 13:1); ἤκον Ἰουδαίων οἱ δυνατοί ('Bell. Jud.,' 1. 12:4), etc. (see 1 Corinthians 1:26; Revelation 6:15; and the passages from Thucydides, Xenophon, and Philo, quoted by Kuinoel). The rendering of the A.V., though defensible, is less natural and less in accordance with the genius of the language. Amiss; ἄτοπον, but many manuscripts omit ἄτοπον, leaving the sense, however, the same.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

if
εἴ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

[this]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man
ἀνδρὶ (andri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; a man.

has done
ἐστιν (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.

anything
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

wrong,
ἄτοπον (atopon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 824: (lit: out of place, unusual, unbecoming), improper, unrighteous, perverse. Out of place, i.e. improper, injurious, wicked.

{let} some
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of
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.

your
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

leaders
Δυνατοὶ (Dynatoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1415: (a) of persons: powerful, able, (b) of things: possible. From dunamai; powerful or capable; neuter possible.

come down with me
συνκαταβάντες (synkatabantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4782: To go down with. From sun and katabaino; to descend in company with.

and accuse
κατηγορείτωσαν (katēgoreitōsan)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2723: To accuse, charge, prosecute. From kategoros; to be a plaintiff, i.e. To charge with some offence.

him [there].”
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.


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