New American Standard Bible
"But when the Jews objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.
King James Bible
But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.
Darby Bible Translation
But the Jews speaking against it, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not as having anything to accuse my nation of.
World English Bible
But when the Jews spoke against it, I was constrained to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything about which to accuse my nation.
Young's Literal Translation
and the Jews having spoken against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar -- not as having anything to accuse my nation of;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Jews spake against it - Against my being set at liberty.
I was constrained - By a regard to my own safety and character.
To appeal unto Caesar - See the notes on Acts 25:11.
Not that I had aught ... - I did it for my own preservation and safety, not that I wished to accuse my countrymen. Paul had been unjustly accused and injured; yet, with the true spirit of the Christian religion, he here says that he cherished no unkind feelings toward those who had done him wrong.
LibraryPaul in Rome
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31. Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.' --ACTS xxviii. 30, 31. So ends this book. It stops rather than ends. Many reasons might be suggested for closing here. Probably the simplest is the best, that nothing more is said for nothing more had yet been done. Probably the book was written during these two years. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Supremacy of Christ
Mission and Return of the Seventy.
Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.
"If, then, I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die; but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar."
"But when Paul appealed to be held in custody for the Emperor's decision, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I send him to Caesar."
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."
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