Acts 26:4
New International Version
"The Jewish people all know the way I have lived ever since I was a child, from the beginning of my life in my own country, and also in Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
"As the Jewish leaders are well aware, I was given a thorough Jewish training from my earliest childhood among my own people and in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
“My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews.

Berean Study Bible
Surely all the Jews know how I have lived from the earliest days of my youth, among my own people and in Jerusalem.

Berean Literal Bible
Then indeed all the Jews know my manner of life which is from youth, having been from its beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem,

New American Standard Bible
"So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem;

King James Bible
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

Christian Standard Bible
"All the Jews know my way of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own people and in Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
"All the Jews know how I have lived ever since I was young. They know how I have spent my whole life, at first in my own country and then in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the Jews know my way of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
All the Jews know how I lived from the earliest days of my youth with my own people and in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
Now all the Jews know the way I lived from my youth, spending my life from the beginning among my own people and in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
"Indeed, all Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For those Jews are also aware, if they wish to testify, of my way of life from my youth from the beginning, in my nation and in Jerusalem,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"All the Jews know how I lived the earliest days of my youth with my own people and in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
“So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem;

Jubilee Bible 2000
My manner of life from my youth, which from the beginning was among my own nation at Jerusalem, is known of all the Jews,

King James 2000 Bible
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

American King James Version
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

American Standard Version
My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And my life indeed from my youth, which was from the beginning among my own nation in Jerusalem, all the Jews do know:

Darby Bible Translation
My manner of life then from my youth, which from its commencement was passed among my nation in Jerusalem, know all the Jews,

English Revised Version
My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation, and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

Webster's Bible Translation
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews,

Weymouth New Testament
"The kind of life I have lived from my youth upwards, as exemplified in my early days among my nation and in Jerusalem, is known to all the Jews.

World English Bible
"Indeed, all the Jews know my way of life from my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation and at Jerusalem;

Young's Literal Translation
'The manner of my life then, indeed, from youth -- which from the beginning was among my nation, in Jerusalem -- know do all the Jews,
Study Bible
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
3especially since you are acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. I beg you, therefore, to listen to me patiently. 4Surely all the Jews know how I have lived from the earliest days of my youth, among my own people and in Jerusalem. 5They have known me for a long time and can testify, if they are willing, that I lived as a Pharisee, adhering to the strictest sect of our religion.…
Cross References
Acts 24:14
I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Galatians 1:13
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how severely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it.

Philippians 3:5
circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;

Treasury of Scripture

My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among my own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

manner.

2 Timothy 3:10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

which.

Acts 22:3
I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.







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

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Jews
Ἰουδαῖοι (Ioudaioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

know
ἴσασι (isasi)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

how I have lived
βίωσίν (biōsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 981: Manner of life. From bioo; living.

from
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

[the] earliest days
ἀρχῆς (archēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 746: From archomai; a commencement, or chief.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[my] youth,
νεότητος (neotētos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3503: Youth, youthfulness. From neos; newness, i.e. Youthfulness.

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

my own
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
ἔθνει (ethnei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

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

Jerusalem.
Ἱεροσολύμοις (Hierosolymois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2414: The Greek form of the Hebrew name: Jerusalem. Of Hebrew origin; Hierosolyma
(4) My manner of life from my youth.--The Apostle refers, of course, to the time when he first came up to Jerusalem to study the Law and the traditions at the fees, of Gamaliel. (Comp. his account of the same period in Galatians 1:14; Philippians 3:5-6.)

Know all the Jews.--The noun seems to be used in its more limited meaning, as including chiefly, if not exclusively, the Jews of Judaea.

Verse 4. - Then from my youth up for for my youth. A.V.; from the beginning for at the first. A.V.; and at for at, A.V. and T.R. My manner of life, etc. The same testimony of a good conscience as that in Acts 23:1 and Acts 24:16. The word βίωσις occurs only here in the New Testament. But we find the phrase, τῆς ἐννόμου βιώσεως, "the manner of life according to the Law," in the Prologue to Ecclesiasticus and in Symmachus (Psalm 38:6), though not in classical Greek. The verb βιόω occurs in 1 Peter 4:2, and not infrequently in the LXX. From my youth up, which was from the beginning among my own nation, etc., having knowledge of me from the first (in ver. 5). No appeal could be stronger as to the notoriety of his whole life spent in the midst of his own people, observed and known of all. The T.R. implies that his youth was spent at Jerusalem, according to what he himself tells us in Acts 22:3. The R.T. does so less distinctly. (For St. Paul's account of his early Pharisaism, comp. Galatians 1:13, 14; Philippians 3:5, 6.) 26:1-11 Christianity teaches us to give a reason of the hope that is in us, and also to give honour to whom honour is due, without flattery or fear of man. Agrippa was well versed in the Scriptures of the Old Testament, therefore could the better judge as to the controversy about Jesus being the Messiah. Surely ministers may expect, when they preach the faith of Christ, to be heard patiently. Paul professes that he still kept to all the good in which he was first educated and trained up. See here what his religion was. He was a moralist, a man of virtue, and had not learned the arts of the crafty, covetous Pharisees; he was not chargeable with any open vice and profaneness. He was sound in the faith. He always had a holy regard for the ancient promise made of God unto the fathers, and built his hope upon it. The apostle knew very well that all this would not justify him before God, yet he knew it was for his reputation among the Jews, and an argument that he was not such a man as they represented him to be. Though he counted this but loss, that he might win Christ, yet he mentioned it when it might serve to honour Christ. See here what Paul's religion is; he has not such zeal for the ceremonial law as he had in his youth; the sacrifices and offerings appointed by that, are done away by the great Sacrifice which they typified. Of the ceremonial cleansings he makes no conscience, and thinks the Levitical priesthood is done away in the priesthood of Christ; but, as to the main principles of his religion, he is as zealous as ever. Christ and heaven, are the two great doctrines of the gospel; that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. These are the matter of the promise made unto the fathers. The temple service, or continual course of religious duties, day and night, was kept up as the profession of faith in the promise of eternal life, and in expectation of it. The prospect of eternal life should engage us to be diligent and stedfast in all religious exercises. Yet the Sadducees hated Paul for preaching the resurrection; and the other Jews joined them, because he testified that Jesus was risen, and was the promised Redeemer of Israel. Many things are thought to be beyond belief, only because the infinite nature and perfections of Him that has revealed, performed, or promised them, are overlooked. Paul acknowledged, that while he continued a Pharisee, he was a bitter enemy to Christianity. This was his character and manner of life in the beginning of his time; and there was every thing to hinder his being a Christian. Those who have been most strict in their conduct before conversion, will afterwards see abundant reason for humbling themselves, even on account of things which they then thought ought to have been done.
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