New American Standard Bible
and when they had gone aside, they began talking to one another, saying, "This man is not doing anything worthy of death or imprisonment."
King James Bible
And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
Darby Bible Translation
and having gone apart, they spoke to one another saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
World English Bible
When they had withdrawn, they spoke one to another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds."
Young's Literal Translation
and having withdrawn, they were speaking unto one another, saying -- 'This man doth nothing worthy of death or of bonds;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This man doeth nothing worthy of death - This was the conclusion to which they had come after hearing all that the Jews had to allege against him. It was the result of the whole investigation; and we have, therefore, the concurring testimony of Claudius Lysias Acts 23:29, of Felix Acts 24, of Festus Acts 25:26-27, and of Agrippa, as to the innocence of Paul. More honorable and satisfactory testimony of his innocence he could not have desired. It was a full acquittal from all the charges against him; and though he was to be sent to Rome, yet he went there with every favorable prospect of being acquitted there also.
'And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why perseoutest thou Me! it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.'--ACTS xxvi. 14. 'Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?' No. But God can change the skin, because He can change the nature. In this story of the conversion of the Apostle Paul--the most important thing that happened that day--we have an instance how brambles may become vines; tares …
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Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and to the prophets, "No death sentence for this man! For he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."
and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.
"And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death.
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