New American Standard Bible
When he got to the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob;
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But when he got upon the stairs it was so that he was borne by the soldiers on account of the violence of the crowd.
World English Bible
When he came to the stairs, it happened that he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;
Young's Literal Translation
and when he came upon the steps, it happened he was borne by the soldiers, because of the violence of the multitude,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Upon the stairs - The stairs which led from the temple to the castle of Antonia. Josephus says (Jewish Wars, book 5, chapter 5, section 8), that the castle of Antonia "was situated at the corner of two cloisters of the temple, of that on the west, and of that on the north; it was erected on a rock of 50 cubits (75 feet) in height, and was on a great precipice. On the corner where it joined to the two cloisters of the temple, it had passages down to them both, through which the guards went several ways among the cloisters with their arms, on the Jewish festivals, etc." It was on these stairs, as the soldiers were returning, that the tumult was so great, or the crowd so dense, that they were obliged to hear Paul along to rescue him from their violence.
The violence of the people - The rush of the multitude.
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'And it came to pass, that, after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 2. And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 3. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. 4. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the …
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When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, motioned to the people with his hand; and when there was a great hush, he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect, saying,
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