New Living Translation
When the police reported this, the city officials were alarmed to learn that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
King James Bible
And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
Darby Bible Translation
And the lictors reported these words to the praetors. And they were afraid when they heard they were Romans.
World English Bible
The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
Young's Literal Translation
And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings, and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans,
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LibraryThe Cry of the Heathen
And now, beloved, having thus prefaced our discourse, we have another observation to make before we proceed to a full discussion of the text. What an instance of Divine sovereignty we have in our text! He who is wise can see sovereignty everywhere in the work of salvation, but how clearly is it present here. Bithynia must not hear the gospel; the apostle desires to go and preach it there; but as yet, it seems, God does not intend that Bithynia should be evangelised. He desires to tarry in Asia, and …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
The Heavenly Father
"And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don't worry about how to defend yourself or what to say,
The next morning the city officials sent the police to tell the jailer, "Let those men go!"
The soldiers who were about to interrogate Paul quickly withdrew when they heard he was a Roman citizen, and the commander was frightened because he had ordered him bound and whipped.
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