New International Version
They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.
King James Bible
And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
Darby Bible Translation
And they came and besought them, and having brought them out, asked them to go out of the city.
World English Bible
and they came and begged them. When they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.
Young's Literal Translation
and having come, they besought them, and having brought them forth, they were asking them to go forth from the city;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They feared when they heard - they were Romans - They feared, because the Roman law was so constituted that an insult offered to a citizen was deemed an insult to the whole Roman people. There is a remarkable addition here, both in the Greek and Latin of the Codex Bezae. It is as follows: "And when they were come with many of their friends to the prison, they besought them to go out, saying: We were ignorant of your circumstances, that ye were righteous men. And, leading them out, they besought them, saying, Depart from this city, lest they again make an insurrection against you, and clamor against you."
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'And on the sabbath day we went forth without the gate, by a river side, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which were come together.' --ACTS xvi. 13 (R.V.). This is the first record of the preaching of the Gospel in Europe, and probably the first instance of it. The fact that the vision of the man of Macedonia was needed in order to draw the Apostle across the straits into Macedonia, and the great length at which the incidents at Philippi are …
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Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.
Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
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