New International Version
On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
King James Bible
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Darby Bible Translation
and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
World English Bible
Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
and before governors and kings ye shall be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall be brought before governors, etc. - "This affords a striking proof of the prescience of Christ. Who could have thought, at that time, that these despised and illiterate men could excite so much attention, and be called upon to apologize for the profession of their faith before the tribunals of the most illustrious personages of the earth?" Wakefield.
By governors and kings we may understand, the Roman proconsuls, governors of provinces, and the kings who were tributary to the Roman government, and the emperors themselves, before whom many of the primitive Christians were brought.
For a testimony against them and the Gentiles - That is, to render testimony, both to Jews and Gentiles, of the truth and power of my Gospel.
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I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.
But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,
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