Acts 24:19
New International Version
But there are some Jews from the province of Asia, who ought to be here before you and bring charges if they have anything against me.

New Living Translation
But some Jews from the province of Asia were there—and they ought to be here to bring charges if they have anything against me!

English Standard Version
they ought to be here before you and to make an accusation, should they have anything against me.

Berean Study Bible
who ought to appear before you and bring charges, if they have anything against me.

Berean Literal Bible
who ought to appear before you and to make accusation if they may have anything against me.

King James Bible
Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

New King James Version
They ought to have been here before you to object if they had anything against me.

New American Standard Bible
who ought to have been present before you and to have been bringing charges, if they should have anything against me.

NASB 1995
who ought to have been present before you and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me.

NASB 1977
who ought to have been present before you, and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me.

Amplified Bible
who ought to have been here before you to present their charges, if they have anything against me.

Christian Standard Bible
It is they who ought to be here before you to bring charges, if they have anything against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is they who ought to be here before you to bring charges, if they have anything against me.

American Standard Version
who ought to have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they had aught against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But the Jews who came up from Asia, who stirred up the people, ought to be standing with me before you to bring whatever charge they have,”

Contemporary English Version
Some Jews from Asia were there at that time, and if they have anything to say against me, they should be here now.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But certain Jews of Asia, who ought to be present before thee, and to accuse, if they had any thing against me:

English Revised Version
who ought to have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they had aught against me.

Good News Translation
But some Jews from the province of Asia were there; they themselves ought to come before you and make their accusations if they have anything against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But some Jews from the province of Asia were there. They should be here in front of you to accuse me if they have anything against me.

International Standard Version
But some Jews from Asia were there, and they should be here before you to accuse me if they have anything against me.

Literal Standard Version
whom it is necessary to be present before you, and to accuse, if they had anything against me,

NET Bible
But there are some Jews from the province of Asia who should be here before you and bring charges, if they have anything against me.

New Heart English Bible
They ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against me.

Weymouth New Testament
They ought to have been here before you, and to have been my prosecutors, if they have any charge to bring against me.

World English Bible
They ought to have been here before you, and to make accusation, if they had anything against me.

Young's Literal Translation
whom it behoveth to be present before thee, and to accuse, if they had anything against me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Defense to Felix
18At the time they found me in the temple, I was ceremonially clean and was not inciting a crowd or an uproar. But there are some Jews from the province of Asia 19who ought to appear before you and bring charges, if they have anything against me. 20Otherwise, let these men state for themselves any crime they found in me when I stood before the Sanhedrin,…

Cross References
Acts 23:30
When I was informed that there was a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also instructed his accusers to present their case against him before you.

Acts 23:35
he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers arrive." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's Praetorium.


Treasury of Scripture

Who ought to have been here before you, and object, if they had ought against me.

Acts 23:30
And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.

Acts 25:16
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.









(19) Who ought to have been here before thee.--The originators of the disturbance shrank from the consequences of their actions, and either remained at Jerusalem or else started on their homeward journey as soon as the Feast was over.

Verse 19. - To make accusation for object, A.V. The sense is exactly the same.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
who
οὓς (hous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

ought
ἔδει (edei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

to appear
παρεῖναι (pareinai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 3918: From para and eimi; to be near, i.e. At hand; neuter present participle time being, or property.

before
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

you
σοῦ (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

bring charges,
κατηγορεῖν (katēgorein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2723: To accuse, charge, prosecute. From kategoros; to be a plaintiff, i.e. To charge with some offence.

if
εἴ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

they have
ἔχοιεν (echoien)
Verb - Present Optative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

anything
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

against
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

me.
ἐμέ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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