New International Version
For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain."
King James Bible
For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
Darby Bible Translation
For this cause therefore I have called you to [me] to see and to speak to you; for on account of the hope of Israel I have this chain about me.
World English Bible
For this cause therefore I asked to see you and to speak with you. For because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain."
Young's Literal Translation
for this cause, therefore, I called for you to see and to speak with you, for because of the hope of Israel with this chain I am bound.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For the hope of Israel I am bound, etc. - As if he had said: This, and this alone, is the cause of my being delivered into the hands of the Romans; I have proclaimed Jesus as the Messiah; have maintained that though he was crucified by the Jews, yet he rose again from the dead; and, through him, I have preached the general resurrection of mankind: this all Israel professes to hope for; and yet it is on this account that the Jews persecute me. Both the Messiah and the resurrection might be said to be the hope of Israel; and it is hard to tell which of them is here meant: see Acts 13:6; Acts 24:15, Acts 24:21; Acts 26:6. It is certain that, although the Jews believed in the general resurrection, yet they did not credit it in the manner in which Paul preached it; for he laid the foundation of the general resurrection on the resurrection of Christ.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
this chain. That is, the chain with which he was bound to the 'soldier that kept him;' (ver.
;) a mode of custody which Dr. Lardner has shown was in use among the Romans. It is in exact conformity, therefore, with the truth of Paul's situation at this time, that he declares himself to be 'an ambassador in a chain,' [en halusis,] (Ep.
6:20;) and the exactness is the more remarkable, as [halusis,] a chain is no where used in the singular number to express any other kind of custody.
LibraryAfter the Wreck
'And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2. And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Lix. What was Learned in God's House. Isaiah vi.
The Church of Jerusalem and the Labors of Peter.
The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all the captives from Jerusalem and Judah who were being carried into exile to Babylon.
The commander came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.
And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our ancestors that I am on trial today.
This is the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to see fulfilled as they earnestly serve God day and night. King Agrippa, it is because of this hope that these Jews are accusing me.
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
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