Acts 21:35
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English Standard Version
And when he came to the steps, he was actually carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd,

King James Bible
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

American Standard Version
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was come to the stairs, it fell out that he was carried by the soldiers, because of the violence of the people.

English Revised Version
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the crowd;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne by the soldiers, for the violence of the people.

Weymouth New Testament
When Paul was going up the steps, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob;

Acts 21:35 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Stairs

Leading from the temple-court to the tower. There were two flights, one to the northern and the other to the western cloister, so that the guard could go different ways among the cloisters in order to watch the people at the Jewish festivals.

So it was (συνέβη)

Lit., it happened. The verb means, literally, to come together; hence, of a coincidence of events. It is designedly introduced here to express more vividly the fact of the peculiar emergency and the peril of Paul's situation. Things came to such a pass that he had to be carried up the stairs.

Acts 21:35 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Genesis 6:11,12 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence...

Psalm 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalm 58:2 Yes, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

Jeremiah 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up...

Habakkuk 1:2,3 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and you will not hear! even cry out to you of violence, and you will not save!...

Cross References
Luke 13:7
And he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'

Acts 21:40
And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying:

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