Acts 24:23
Good News Translation
He ordered the officer in charge of Paul to keep him under guard, but to give him some freedom and allow his friends to provide for his needs.

Contemporary English Version
He then ordered the army officer to keep Paul under guard, but not to lock him up or to stop his friends from helping him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded a centurion to keep him: and that he should be easy and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto him.

New American Bible
He gave orders to the centurion that he should be kept in custody but have some liberty, and that he should not prevent any of his friends from caring for his needs.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he commanded a centurion to keep him: and that he should be easy and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto him.

and to.

Acts 24:26 Hoping also withal that money should be given him by Paul: for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, he spoke with him.

Acts 27:3 And the day following, we came to Sidon. And Julius, treating Paul courteously, permitted him to go to his friends and to take care of himself.

Acts 28:16,31 And when we were come to Rome, Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a soldier that kept him. . . .

Proverbs 16:7 When the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even his enemies to peace.

his.

Acts 21:8-14 And the next day departing, we came to Caesarea. And entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we abode with him. . . .

Context
The Verdict Postponed
22And Felix put them off, having most certain knowledge of this way, saying: When Lysias the tribune shall come down, I will hear you. 23And he commanded a centurion to keep him: and that he should be easy and that he should not prohibit any of his friends to minister unto him. 24And after some days, Felix, coming with Drusilla his wife, who was a Jew, sent for Paul and heard of him the faith that is in Christ Jesus.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 39:11
Now Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon had given charge to Nabuzardan the general concerning Jeremiah, saying:

Acts 23:16
Which when Paul's sister's son had heard, of their lying in wait, he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

Acts 23:35
I will hear thee, said he, when thy accusers come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

Acts 25:4
But Festus answered: That Paul was kept in Caesarea: and that he himself would very shortly depart thither.

Acts 27:3
And the day following, we came to Sidon. And Julius, treating Paul courteously, permitted him to go to his friends and to take care of himself.

Acts 28:16
And when we were come to Rome, Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a soldier that kept him.

Additional Translations
He ordered the centurion to keep Paul under guard, but to allow him some freedom and permit his friends to minister to his needs.

having commanded the centurion to keep him and to let him have ease and not to forbid his own to minister to him.

And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come to him.

And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

ordering the centurion to keep him, and that he should have freedom, and to hinder none of his friends to minister to him.

And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister, or come to him.

And he gave orders to the Captain that Paul was to be kept in custody, but be treated with indulgence, and that his personal friends were not to be prevented from showing him kindness.

He ordered the centurion that Paul should be kept in custody, and should have some privileges, and not to forbid any of his friends to serve him or to visit him.

having given also a direction to the centurion to keep Paul, to let him also have liberty, and to forbid none of his own friends to minister or to come near to him.
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