New International Version
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.
King James Bible
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Darby Bible Translation
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
World English Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;
Young's Literal Translation
'And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now, after many years, etc. - And as a full proof that I act according to the dictates of this Divine and beneficent creed, though I have been many years absent from my own country, and my political relation to it is almost necessarily dissolved, yet, far from coming to disturb the peace of society, or to injure any person, I have brought Alms to my nation, the fruits of my own earning and influence among a foreign people, and Offerings to my God and his temple, proving hereby my attachment to my country, and my reverence for the worship of my country's God.
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ACTS xxiv. 25. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. This is a well-known text, on which many a sermon has been preached, and with good reason, for it is an important text. It tells us of a man who, like too many men in all times, trembled when he heard the truth about his wicked life, but did not therefore repent and mend; and a very serious lesson we may …
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The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the collection for the Lord's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.
2 Corinthians 8:1
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.
2 Corinthians 8:4
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.
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