Acts 9:30
New International Version
When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

New Living Translation
When the believers heard about this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus, his hometown.

English Standard Version
And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Berean Study Bible
When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Berean Literal Bible
But the brothers having known it, brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

New American Standard Bible
But when the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

King James Bible
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Christian Standard Bible
When the brothers found out, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

Contemporary English Version
But the followers found out about this and took Saul to Caesarea. From there they sent him to the city of Tarsus.

Good News Translation
When the believers found out about this, they took Saul to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the brothers found out, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

International Standard Version
When the brothers found out about the plot, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

NET Bible
When the brothers found out about this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

New Heart English Bible
When the brothers knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him off to Tarsus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the brethren knew, they brought him by night to Qesaria, and from there they sent him to Tarsus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As soon as the disciples found out about this, they took Saul to Caesarea and sent him to Tarsus.

New American Standard 1977
But when the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him forth to Tarsus.

King James 2000 Bible
But when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

American King James Version
Which when the brothers knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

American Standard Version
And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which when the brethren had known, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him away to Tarsus.

Darby Bible Translation
And the brethren knowing it, brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.

English Revised Version
And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

Weymouth New Testament
But they kept trying to take his life. On learning this, the brethren brought him down to Caesarea, and then sent him by sea to Tarsus.

World English Bible
When the brothers knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him off to Tarsus.

Young's Literal Translation
and the brethren having known, brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
Study Bible
Saul in Jerusalem
29He talked and debated with the Grecian Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30When the brothers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. 31Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Acts 8:40
But Philip appeared at Azotus and traveled through that region, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 9:11
"Get up!" the Lord told him. "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.

Acts 28:14
There we found some brothers who invited us to spend the week with them. And so we came to Rome.

Galatians 1:21
Later I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

Treasury of Scripture

Which when the brothers knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

when.

Acts 9:24,25
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him…

Acts 17:10,15
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews…

Matthew 10:23
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

Caesarea.

Acts 8:40
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

or.

Matthew 16:13
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

Tarsus.

Acts 9:11
And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

Acts 11:25
Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:







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

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.

brothers
ἀδελφοὶ (adelphoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

learned of [this],
ἐπιγνόντες (epignontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1921: From epi and ginosko; to know upon some mark, i.e. Recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge.

they took him down
κατήγαγον (katēgagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2609: From kata and ago; to lead down; specially, to moor a vessel.

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

Caesarea
Καισάρειαν (Kaisareian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2542: From Kaisar; Caesaria, the name of two places in Palestine.

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

sent him off
ἐξαπέστειλαν (exapesteilan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1821: From ek and apostello; to send away forth, i.e. to despatch, or to dismiss.

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

Tarsus.
Ταρσόν (Tarson)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5019: Tarsus, the capital of the Roman province Cilicia. Perhaps the same as tarsos; Tarsus, a place in Asia Minor.
(30) They brought him down to Caesarea.--The fact that the brethren at Jerusalem took these measures for the Apostle's safety may be noted as a proof of their friendship. At Caesarea he would probably, as afterwards in Acts 21:8, find Philip, and the friend and the accuser of the proto-martyr met face to face as brethren. In returning to his home at Tarsus, from which he had been absent at the least for four years, and possibly for a much longer period, it would be natural for him to resume his old employment as a tent-maker. (See Note on Acts 18:3.) Thence, as from a centre, he did his work as an Evangelist in the regions of Cilicia (Galatians 1:21), where, in Acts 15:41, we find churches already organised, which had not been founded in what we call the first mission journey of Paul and Barnabas, and must therefore have been planted by the former at an earlier period. Here, for the present, we lose sight of him. It need hardly be said that the Caesarea here spoken of is that on the sea-coast. Caesarea Philippi is always distinguished by its special epithet.

Verse 30. - And when the brethren knew it for which when the brethren knew, A.V. St. Paul gives another reason for his hasty departure from Jerusalem in his speech from the castle stairs (Acts 22:17-21). Caesarea, when standing alone, means Caesarea Stratonis, or Παράλιος, or Sebaste, the seaport and Roman garrison of that name, as distinguished from Caesarea Philippi (see Alford's note on Acts 8:30), and is always so used by St. Luke (Luke 8:40; Luke 10:1, 24; Luke 18:22; Luke 21:8, 16; Luke 23:23, 33; 25:1, 4, 6; 27:1, 2, showing it was a seaport). There is no reasonable doubt that it means the same place here. A seaport, near to Jerusalem, and with Roman protection, affording access to Tarsus either by sea or land as should seem best, was the natural place for Paul's friends to take him to. If further proof were wanting, it could be found in the phrase, "brought him down," as compared with the converse, "gone up" (Acts 18:22), "ascended "(Acts 25:1), when the journey was from Caesarea to Jerusalem. To Tarsus. A glance at the map will show that, starting from Caesarea, a person might either go by land along the sea-coast of Phoenicia, through Acre, Tyre, Sidon, Beyrout, Tripolis, Antioch, Issus, to Tarsus; or by sea to any of the intermediate ports between Caesarea and Tarsus; or rather the artificial harbor at the mouth of the Cydnus which formed the seaport of Tarsus. It is not improbable that Paul landed at Selcucia, since he says (Galatians 1:21) that he came at this time "into the regions of Syria and Cilicia," which is exactly what he would have done if he had landed at Seleucia, the seaport of Antioch. 9:23-31 When we enter into the way of God, we must look for trials; but the Lord knows how to deliver the godly, and will, with the temptation, also make a way to escape. Though Saul's conversion was and is a proof of the truth of Christianity, yet it could not, of itself, convert one soul at enmity with the truth; for nothing can produce true faith, but that power which new-creates the heart. Believers are apt to be too suspicious of those against whom they have prejudices. The world is full of deceit, and it is necessary to be cautious, but we must exercise charity, 1Co 13:5. The Lord will clear up the characters of true believers; and he will bring them to his people, and often gives them opportunities of bearing testimony to his truth, before those who once witnessed their hatred to it. Christ now appeared to Saul, and ordered him to go quickly out of Jerusalem, for he must be sent to the Gentiles: see ch. 22:21. Christ's witnesses cannot be slain till they have finished their testimony. The persecutions were stayed. The professors of the gospel walked uprightly, and enjoyed much comfort from the Holy Ghost, in the hope and peace of the gospel, and others were won over to them. They lived upon the comfort of the Holy Ghost, not only in the days of trouble and affliction, but in days of rest and prosperity. Those are most likely to walk cheerfully, who walk circumspectly.
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