Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing,

New American Standard Bible

Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.

King James Version

Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Holman Bible

Then the commander came up, took him into custody, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He asked who he was and what he had done.

International Standard Version

Then the tribune came up, grabbed Paul, and ordered him to be tied up with two chains. He then asked who Paul was and what he had done.

A Conservative Version

And the chief captain having come near, he seized him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains. And he inquired whoever he may be, and what it is he has been doing.

American Standard Version

Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Amplified

Then the commandant approached and arrested Paul and ordered that he be secured with two chains. He then inquired who he was and what he had done.

An Understandable Version

Then the commanding officer approached Paul, took hold of him and ordered him to be secured with two chains. He then questioned him as to who he was and what he had done.

Anderson New Testament

Then the officer came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Bible in Basic English

Then the chief captain came near and took him, and gave orders for him to be put in chains, questioning them as to who he was and what he had done.

Common New Testament

Then the commander came up and arrested him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the commander advanc'd, seiz'd him, and order'd to load him with two chains: then demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Darby Translation

Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

Goodspeed New Testament

Then the colonel came up and seized him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, and then inquired who he was and what he had been doing.

John Wesley New Testament

Then the tribune came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired, Who he was, and what he had done?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the tribunal came near and took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains and demanded to know who he was and what he had done.

Julia Smith Translation

Then the captain of a thousand, having drawn near, took him, and commanded to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

King James 2000

Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the military tribune came up [and] arrested him and ordered [him] to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what it was that he had done.

Modern King James verseion

Then going near, the chiliarch laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains. And he demanded who he was and what he had done.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then the captain came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and demanded what he was, and what he had done.

Moffatt New Testament

Then the commander came up and seized him; he ordered him to be bound with a couple of chains, and asked "Who is he?" and "What has he done?"

Montgomery New Testament

Then the tribune came up and seized him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains. "Who is he?" he began asking, "and what has he done?"

NET Bible

Then the commanding officer came up and arrested him and ordered him to be tied up with two chains; he then asked who he was and what he had done.

New Heart English Bible

Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Noyes New Testament

Then the chief captain came near and laid hold of him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Sawyer New Testament

Then the chiliarch approaching took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, the captain, drawing near, laid hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, - and began to enquire, who he might be, and what he had done;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then the tribune approaching him, laid hold on him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and asked who he was, and what he had done.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then he went up to Paul, arrested him, ordered him to be doubly chained, and proceeded to inquire who he was, and what he had been doing.

Webster

Then the chief captain came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and inquired who he was, and what he had done.

Weymouth New Testament

Then the Tribune, making his way to him, arrested him, and, having ordered him to be secured with two chains, proceeded to ask who he was and what he had been doing.

Williams New Testament

Then the colonel came up and seized Paul and ordered him to be bound with two chains; he then asked who he was and what he had done.

World English Bible

Then the commanding officer came near, arrested him, commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he was and what he had done.

Worrell New Testament

Then the chief captain, coming near, laid hold of him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains; and he was inquiring who he was, and what he had done.

Worsley New Testament

Then the commanding officer came near and took him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and inquired, who he was, and what he had done.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

χιλίαρχος 
Chiliarchos 
Usage: 22

ἐγγίζω 
Eggizo 
Usage: 28

and took
ἐπιλαμβάνομαι 
Epilambanomai 
take, take by, catch, take on, lay hold on, take hold of, lay hold upon
Usage: 19

him

Usage: 0

and





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

κελεύω 
Keleuo 
Usage: 26

him to be bound
δέω 
Deo 
bind, tie, knit, be in bonds, wind
Usage: 32

with two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

ἅλυσις 
Halusis 
Usage: 11

πυνθάνομαι 
Punthanomai 
Usage: 11

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

he was
εἴην 
Eien 
should be, be, meant, might be, should mean, wert, not tr
Usage: 9

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

he had
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Context Readings

Paul Arrested In The Temple Courts

32 who, at once, having taken soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them, and they having seen the chief captain and the soldiers, did leave off beating Paul. 33 Then the chief captain, having come nigh, took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was inquiring who he may be, and what it is he hath been doing, 34 and some were crying out one thing, and some another, among the multitude, and not being able to know the certainty because of the tumult, he commanded him to be carried to the castle,



Cross References

Acts 12:6

and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison,

Acts 20:23

save that the Holy Spirit in every city doth testify fully, saying, that for me bonds and tribulations remain;

Acts 21:11

and he having come unto us, and having taken up the girdle of Paul, having bound also his own hands and feet, said, 'Thus saith the Holy Spirit, The man whose is this girdle -- so shall the Jews in Jerusalem bind, and they shall deliver him up to the hands of nations.'

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in a chain, that in it I may speak freely -- as it behoveth me to speak.

Acts 22:29

Immediately, therefore, they departed from him who are about to examine him, and the chief captain also was afraid, having learned that he is a Roman, and because he had bound him,

Acts 28:20

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.'

Judges 15:13

And they speak to him, saying, No, but we certainly bind thee, and have given thee into their hand, and we certainly do not put thee to death;' and they bind him with two thick bands, new ones, and bring him up from the rock.

Judges 16:8

And the princes of the Philistines bring up to her seven green withs which have not been dried, and she bindeth him with them.

Judges 16:12

And Delilah taketh thick bands, new ones, and bindeth him with them, and saith unto him, 'Philistines are upon thee, Samson;' and the ambush is abiding in an inner chamber, and he breaketh them from off his arms as a thread.

Judges 16:21

And the Philistines seize him, and pick out his eyes, and bring him down to Gaza, and bind him with two brazen fetters; and he is grinding in the prison-house.

John 18:29-30

Pilate, therefore, went forth unto them, and said, 'What accusation do ye bring against this man?'

Acts 22:24-25

the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, saying, 'By scourges let him be examined;' that he might know for what cause they were crying so against him.

Acts 25:16

unto whom I answered, that it is not a custom of Romans to make a favour of any man to die, before that he who is accused may have the accusers face to face, and may receive place of defence in regard to the charge laid against him.

Acts 26:29

and Paul said, 'I would have wished to God, both in a little, and in much, not only thee, but also all those hearing me to-day, to become such as I also am -- except these bonds.'

2 Timothy 1:16

may the Lord give kindness to the house of Onesiphorus, because many times he did refresh me, and of my chain was not ashamed,

2 Timothy 2:9

in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;

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