Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,

King James Version

And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

Holman Bible

Then the police reported these words to the magistrates. And they were afraid when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.

International Standard Version

The guards reported these words to the magistrates, and they became afraid when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.

A Conservative Version

And the police reported these sayings to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

American Standard Version

And the sergeants reported these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans;

Amplified

The police reported this message to the magistrates, and they were frightened when they heard that the prisoners were Roman citizens;

An Understandable Version

So, the officers reported what Paul had said and the city officials became fearful when they learned that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.

Anderson New Testament

And the lictors told these words to the magistrates: and they were alarmed when they heard that they were Romans;

Bible in Basic English

And the police gave an account of these words to the authorities, and they were full of fear on hearing that they were Romans;

Common New Testament

The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the serjeants having reported what he said, to their officers, they began to be apprehensive upon hearing they were Romans.

Darby Translation

And the lictors reported these words to the praetors. And they were afraid when they heard they were Romans.

Godbey New Testament

And the lictors proclaimed these words to the magistrates. And hearing that they are Romans, they were alarmed;

Goodspeed New Testament

The policemen delivered this message to the magistrates, and they were alarmed when they heard that they were Roman citizens,

John Wesley New Testament

And the serjeants reported these words to the pretors; and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the sergeants returned and told these words unto the magistrates; and they feared when they heard that they were Romans.

Julia Smith Translation

:And the bearer of the rod announced these words to the generals: and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans.

King James 2000

And the officers told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So the police officers reported these words to the chief magistrates, and they were afraid [when they] heard that they were Roman citizens.

Modern King James verseion

And the floggers reported these words to the judges. And hearing that they were Romans, they were afraid.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When the ministers told these words unto the officers, they feared when they heard that they were Romans;

Moffatt New Testament

The lictors reported this to the praetors, who, on hearing the men were Roman citizens, became alarmed;

Montgomery New Testament

The lictors reported these words to the praetors, who were frightened when they heard that they were Romans.

NET Bible

The police officers reported these words to the magistrates. They were frightened when they heard Paul and Silas were Roman citizens

New Heart English Bible

The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,

Noyes New Testament

And the sergeants reported these words to the magistrates; and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

Sawyer New Testament

And the lictors told these words to the prefects, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans;

The Emphasized Bible

And the constables reported unto the magistrates these words; and they were struck with fear, when they heard that they were, Romans;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then the lictors reported all these words to the magistrates: and they were terrified, when they heard they were Roman citizens.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The police reported his words to the Magistrates, who, on hearing that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, were alarmed,

Webster

And the sergeants told these words to the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans.

Weymouth New Testament

This answer the lictors took back to the praetors, who were alarmed when they were told that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.

Williams New Testament

The policemen reported this message to the chiefs of the police court, and they became alarmed when they heard that they were Roman citizens,

World English Bible

The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,

Worrell New Testament

And the serjeants reported these words to the magistrates; and they were afraid, when they heard that they were Romans;

Worsley New Testament

And the serjeants reported these words to the governors: and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings, and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ῥαβδοῦχος 
Rhabdouchos 
Usage: 2

ἀναγγέλλω 
Anaggello 
Usage: 13

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

ῥῆμα 
Rhema 
word, saying, thing, no thing Trans, not tr
Usage: 57

στρατηγός 
Strategos 
Usage: 10

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

Context Readings

Paul And Silas Receive An Official Apology

37 But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us in public without trial, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out." 38 The policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans, 39 and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city.


Cross References

Acts 22:29

Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately let go of him; and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains.

Matthew 14:5

Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.

Matthew 21:46

When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.

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