Acts 25:3
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English Standard Version
asking as a favor against Paul that he summon him to Jerusalem—because they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.

King James Bible
And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

American Standard Version
asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.

English Revised Version
asking favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying wait to kill him on the way.

Webster's Bible Translation
And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

Weymouth New Testament
asking it as a favour, to Paul's prejudice--to have him brought to Jerusalem. They were planning an ambush to kill him on the way.

Acts 25:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Laying wait (ἐνέδραν ποιοῦντες)

Lit., making or arranging an ambush.

Acts 25:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

desired.

Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women...

1 Samuel 23:19-21 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood...

Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death...

Mark 6:23-25 And he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give it you, to the half of my kingdom...

Luke 23:8-24 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season...

laying.

Acts 23:12-15 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse...

Acts 26:9-11 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth...

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Psalm 64:2-6 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity...

Psalm 140:1-5 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man...

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?...

Cross References
Acts 9:24
but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him,

2 Corinthians 11:26
on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers;

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