Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [when] two years had passed, Felix received as successor Porcius Festus. And [because he] wanted to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul behind {as a prisoner}.

New American Standard Bible

But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.

King James Version

But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Holman Bible

After two years had passed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus, and because he wished to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.

International Standard Version

After two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. Since Felix wanted to do the Jews a favor, he left Paul in prison.

A Conservative Version

But two years having been fulfilled, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus. And wanting to lay down favors to the Jews, Felix left behind Paul bound.

American Standard Version

But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Amplified

But when two years had gone by, Felix was succeeded in office by Porcius Festus; and wishing to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul still a prisoner in chains.

An Understandable Version

So, Felix allowed Paul to remain in chains, because he wanted to gain favor with the Jews [during that period of time]. Two years passed and Felix was succeeded by Portius Festus.

Anderson New Testament

But, after two years, Felix received Portius Festus as his successor; and Felix, wishing to confer a favor on the Jews, left Paul bound.

Bible in Basic English

But after two years Porcius Festus took the place of Felix, who, desiring to have the approval of the Jews, kept Paul in chains.

Common New Testament

But when two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.

Daniel Mace New Testament

offer'd him mony in order to obtain his discharge. but two years after he was succeeded by Porcius Festus, who to oblige the Jews left Paul under confinement.

Darby Translation

But when two years were completed, Felix was relieved by Porcius Festus as his successor; and Felix, desirous to oblige the Jews, to acquire their favour, left Paul bound.

Godbey New Testament

But two years having passed away Felix received Porcius Festus as his successor: and Felix, wishing to confer on the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.

Goodspeed New Testament

But when two whole years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and as he wanted to gratify the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.

John Wesley New Testament

But after two years, Felix was succeeded by Portius Festus: and Felix desiring to gratify the Jews, left Paul bound.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But after two years Felix received Porcius Festus as successor; and Felix, wanting to win the grace of the Jews, left Paul bound.

Julia Smith Translation

And two years completed, Felix took Porcius Festus, a successor: and wishing to render a favor to the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

King James 2000

But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' position: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.

Modern King James verseion

But after two years Felix welcomed a successor, Porcius Festus. And wishing to show a favor to the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But after two years came Festus Porcius into Felix's room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul in prison bound.

Moffatt New Testament

But when two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and as Felix wanted to ingratiate himself with the Jews, he left Paul still in custody.

Montgomery New Testament

But after two full years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and because he wished to curry favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul still in prison.

NET Bible

After two years had passed, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix, and because he wanted to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.

New Heart English Bible

But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Noyes New Testament

But after two years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and Felix, wishing to gain favor with the Jews, left Paul bound.

Sawyer New Testament

But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and wishing to gratify the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

The Emphasized Bible

When, however, two years, were completed, Felix, was succeeded, by Porcius Festus, and Felix, wishing to gain favour with the Jews, left Paul bound.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But when two years were ended, Felix had Portius Festus appointed for his successor: and willing to curry favour with the Jews, Felix left Paul in chains.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, after the lapse of two years, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and, wishing to gain popularity with the Jews, he left Paul a prisoner.

Webster

But after two years Porcius Festus came as successor to Felix: and Felix willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Weymouth New Testament

But after the lapse of fully two years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and being desirous of gratifying the Jews, Felix left Paul still in prison.

Williams New Testament

But at the close of two whole years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and as he wanted to gratify the Jews, Felix left Paul still in prison.

World English Bible

But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Worrell New Testament

But, when two years were completed, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus; and, wishing to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.

Worsley New Testament

But after two years Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus; and being willing to gain favor with the Jews lest Paul confined.

Youngs Literal Translation

and two years having been fulfilled, Felix received a successor, Porcius Festus; Felix also willing to lay a favour on the Jews, left Paul bound.

Interlinear

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

πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

διετία 
Dietia 
Usage: 2

Πόρκιος 
Porkios 
Usage: 1

Φῆστος 
Phestos 
Usage: 13

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

διάδοχος 
Diadochos 
Usage: 1

Φῆλιξ 
Phelix 
Usage: 9

and
τε 
Te 
and, both, then, whether, even, also, not tr s
Usage: 170

Φῆλιξ 
Phelix 
Usage: 9

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

to shew
κατατίθημι 
Katatithemi 
lay, show, do
Usage: 3

the Jews
Ἰουδαῖος 
Ioudaios 
Usage: 190

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

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

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

Context Readings

Paul Before Felix And Drusilla

26 At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason also he sent for him as often as possible [and] talked with him. 27 And [when] two years had passed, Felix received as successor Porcius Festus. And [because he] wanted to do a favor for the Jews, Felix left Paul behind {as a prisoner}.



Cross References

Acts 25:9

But Festus, [because he] wanted to do a favor for the Jews, answered [and] said to Paul, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem to be tried before me there concerning these [things]?"

Acts 25:14

And while they were staying there many days, Festus laid out the [case] against Paul to the king, saying, "There is a certain man left behind by Felix [as] a prisoner,

Acts 12:3

And [when he] saw that it was pleasing to the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. ({Now this was during the feast} of Unleavened Bread.)

Acts 25:1

Now [when] Festus set foot in the province, after three days he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

Mark 15:15

So Pilate, [because he] wanted {to satisfy} the crowd, released for them Barabbas. And [after] he had Jesus flogged, he handed [him] over so that he could be crucified.

Acts 26:32

And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar."

Exodus 23:2

You will not {follow} a majority for evil, and you will not testify concerning a legal dispute to turn aside after a majority to pervert [justice].

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of a person will lay a snare, but he who trusts in Yahweh will be secure.

Luke 23:24-25

And Pilate decided [that] their demand should be granted.

Acts 23:35

he said, "I will give you a hearing whenever your accusers arrive also," giving orders [for] him to be guarded in the praetorium of Herod.

Acts 25:4

Then Festus replied [that] Paul was being kept at Caesarea, and [he] himself was about to go [there] in a short time.

Acts 26:24-25

And [as] he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "You are out of your mind, Paul! [Your] great learning {is driving} you {insane}!"

Acts 28:30

So he stayed two whole years in his own rented house, and welcomed all who came to him,

Galatians 1:10

For am I now making an appeal to people or [to] God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

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