New International Version
"Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense."
King James Bible
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
Brethren and fathers, hear my defence which I now make to you.
World English Bible
"Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you."
Young's Literal Translation
'Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defence now unto you;' --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Men, brethren, and fathers - A Hebrew form of expression for brethren and fathers: for two classes only are addressed. See the note on Acts 7:2.
Hear ye my defense - Μου της απολογιας, This apology of mine; in this sense the word apology was anciently understood: hence the Apologies of the primitive fathers, i.e. their defenses of the Christian religion. And this is as proper literal meaning; but it is now used only as implying an excuse for improper conduct. That this is an abuse of the term requires no proof.
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LibraryRome Protects Paul
'And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the Temple, I was in a trance; 18. And saw Him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning Me. 19. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on Thee: 20. And when the blood of Thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
Baptism, a Divinely Appointed Means of Grace.
"When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,
To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.
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