Acts 9:23
New International Version
After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him,

New Living Translation
After a while some of the Jews plotted together to kill him.

English Standard Version
When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,

Berean Study Bible
After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him,

Berean Literal Bible
Now when many days had passed, the Jews plotted together to kill him,

King James Bible
And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

New King James Version
Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him.

New American Standard Bible
When many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him,

NASB 1995
When many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him,

NASB 1977
And when many days had elapsed, the Jews plotted together to do away with him,

Amplified Bible
After considerable time had passed [about three years or so], the Jews plotted together to kill him,

Christian Standard Bible
After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him,

American Standard Version
And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as the days progressed, the Jews produced a plot against him to kill him.

Contemporary English Version
Later some of them made plans to kill Saul,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when many days were passed, the Jews consulted together to kill him.

English Revised Version
And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him:

Good News Translation
After many days had gone by, the Jews met together and made plans to kill Saul,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Later the Jews planned to murder Saul,

International Standard Version
After several days had gone by, the Jewish leaders plotted to murder Saul,

Literal Standard Version
And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him,

NET Bible
Now after some days had passed, the Jews plotted together to kill him,

New Heart English Bible
When many days were fulfilled, the Jews conspired together to kill him,

Weymouth New Testament
At length the Jews plotted to kill Saul;

World English Bible
When many days were fulfilled, the Jews conspired together to kill him,

Young's Literal Translation
And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Escape from Damascus
22But Saul was empowered all the more, and he confounded the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. 23 After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him, 24but Saul learned of their plot. Day and night they watched the city gates in order to kill him.…

Cross References
Acts 9:22
But Saul was empowered all the more, and he confounded the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 15:26
men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 20:3
where he stayed three months. And when the Jews formed a plot against him as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.

Acts 23:12
When daylight came, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In my frequent journeys, I have been in danger from rivers and from bandits, in danger from my countrymen and from the Gentiles, in danger in the city and in the country, in danger on the sea and among false brothers,

Galatians 1:17
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to the apostles who came before me, but I went into Arabia and later returned to Damascus.

Galatians 1:18
Only after three years did I go up to Jerusalem to confer with Cephas, and I stayed with him fifteen days.


Treasury of Scripture

And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

Cir.

Acts 9:16
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 13:50
But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

Acts 14:2,19
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren…









(23) After that many days were fulfilled.--We learn from the more definite statement in Galatians 1:18 that these few words cover a period of otherwise unrecorded work, extending over a period of three years. That period must have witnessed the growth of a Christian society at Damascus, with an order of discipline and worship based on the outlines of that at Jerusalem. It follows, however, from the subsequent history that, as yet, Gentile converts were not admitted to the Church as such. The special mission to them came later on (comp. Acts 22:21), and it was natural that one, with the intense affection for his brethren according to the flesh which characterised St. Paul (Romans 10:1), should, till that mission came, have given himself mainly, or even exclusively, to the work of labouring for their conversion. It is probable, however, from the bitter antagonism of the Jews, that his teaching had already pointed to the breaking down of "the middle wall of partition" (Ephesians 2:14), and the passing away of all on which they had prided themselves as being their exclusive privileges. From the first it might almost seem as if Stephen had risen from the dead, and was living again in the spirit and power of his persecutor.

Verse 23. - When for after that, A.V.; took counsel together for took counsel, A.V. The phrase many days is quite elastic enough to comprehend whatever time remained to make up the three years (Galatians 1:18) which St. Paul tells us intervened between his conversion and his visit to Jerusalem (see ver. 43; Acts 18:18; 37:7; 14:3). Luke frequently uses ἱκανός for "many" (Luke 7:11; Luke 8:27; Luke 23:8). So in Hebrew, יָמִים רַבַּים, many days, is applied to considerable portions of time. In 1 Kings 2:38, 39, it is applied to three years.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
After
Ὡς (Hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

many
ἱκαναί (hikanai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2425: From hiko; competent, i.e. Ample or fit.

days
ἡμέραι (hēmerai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

had passed,
ἐπληροῦντο (eplērounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

the
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.

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

conspired
συνεβουλεύσαντο (synebouleusanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4823: From sun and bouleuo; to give advice jointly, i.e. Recommend, deliberate or determine.

to kill
ἀνελεῖν (anelein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 337: From ana and haireomai; to take up, i.e. Adopt; by implication, to take away, i.e. Abolish, murder.

him,
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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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