New International Version
but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.
King James Bible
But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
Darby Bible Translation
But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;
World English Bible
but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him,
Young's Literal Translation
and their counsel against him was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They watched the gates day and night to kill him - At this time Damascus was under the government of Aretas, king of Arabia, who was now at war with Herod, his son-in-law, who had put away his daughter in order to marry Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. As Herod was supported by the Romans, Saul's enemies might intimate that he was in league with them or Herod; and, as the gates of the city were constantly watched and shut, that no spy might enter, and no fugitive get away, they thought it would be easy to apprehend him; and doubtless got orders for the different officers at the gates to be on the look-out that he might not be permitted to escape.
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'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
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Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.
I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.
The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.
When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.
They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.
2 Corinthians 11:32
In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.
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