Acts 28:20
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English Standard Version
For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain.”

King James Bible
For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

American Standard Version
For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me : for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause therefore I desired to see you, and to speak to you. Because that for the hope of Israel, I am bound with this chain.

English Revised Version
For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me: for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Weymouth New Testament
For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."

Acts 28:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I am bound (περίκειμαι)

Lit., compassed.

Acts 28:20 Parallel Commentaries

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this cause.

Acts 28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said to them...

Acts 10:29,33 Therefore came I to you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent you have sent for me...

for the.

Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brothers...

Acts 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead...

See on

Acts 26:6,7 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God, to our fathers...

this chain. That is, the chain with which he was bound to the 'soldier that kept him;' (ver.

Acts 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard...

;) a mode of custody which Dr. Lardner has shown was in use among the Romans. It is in exact conformity, therefore, with the truth of Paul's situation at this time, that he declares himself to be 'an ambassador in a chain,' [en halusis,] (Ep.

6:20;) and the exactness is the more remarkable, as [halusis,] a chain is no where used in the singular number to express any other kind of custody.

Acts 26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am...

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death...

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Cross References
Jeremiah 40:1
The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he took him bound in chains along with all the captives of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon.

Acts 21:33
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Acts 26:6
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,

Acts 26:7
to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

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