Acts 26:29
Good News Translation
"Whether a short time or a long time," Paul answered, "my prayer to God is that you and all the rest of you who are listening to me today might become what I am--except, of course, for these chains!"

Contemporary English Version
Paul answered, "Whether it takes a short time or a long time, I wish you and everyone else who hears me today would become just like me! Except, of course, for these chains."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Paul said: I would to God that both in a little and in much, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bands.

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And Paul said: I would to God that both in a little and in much, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bands.

I would.

Exodus 16:3 And the children of Israel said to them: Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat over the fleshpots, and ate bread to the full: Why have you brought us into this desert, that you might destroy all the multitude with famine?

Numbers 11:29 But he said: Why hast thou emulation for me? O that all the people might prophesy, and that the Lord would give them his spirit!

2 Samuel 18:33 The king therefore being much moved, went up to the high chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went he spoke in this manner: My son Absalom, Absalom my son: would to God that I might die for thee, Absalom my son, my son Absalom.

2 Kings 5:3 And she said to her mistress: I wish my master had been with the prophet that is in Samaria: he would certainly have healed him of the leprosy which he hath.

1 Corinthians 4:8 You are now full: you are now become rich: you reign without us; and I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.

1 Corinthians 7:7 For I would that all men were even as myself. But every one hath his proper gift from God: one after this manner, and another after that.

2 Corinthians 11:1 Would to God you could bear with some little of my folly! But do bear with me.

that not.

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Luke 19:41,42 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: . . .

John 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but I say these things, that you may be saved.

Romans 9:1-3 I speak the truth in Christ: I lie not, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost: . . .

Romans 10:1 Brethren, the will of my heart, indeed and my prayer to God is for them unto salvation.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

except.

Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

Acts 25:14 And as they tarried there many days, Festus told the king of Paul, saying: A certain man was left prisoner by Felix.

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in a chain: so that therein I may be bold to speak according as I ought.

Context
Festus Interrupts Paul's Defense
28And Agrippa said to Paul: In a little thou persuadest me to become a Christian. 29And Paul said: I would to God that both in a little and in much, not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bands. 30And the king rose up, and the governor and Bernice and they that sat with them.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 38:20
But Jeremiah answered: They shall not deliver thee: hearken, I beseech thee, to the word of the Lord, which I speak to the, and it shall be well with thee, and thy soul shall live.

Acts 21:33
Then the tribune, coming near, took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains: and demanded who he was and what he had done.

Additional Translations
“Short time or long,” Paul replied, “I wish to God that not only you but all who hear me this day may become what I am, except for these chains.”

Then Paul said, "I would wish anyhow to God, both in a little and in much, not only you but also all those hearing me this day to become such as I also am, except these chains."

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

And Paul'said , I would to God, that whether with little or with much, not thou only, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except these bonds.

And Paul [said], I would to God, both in little and in much, that not only thou, but all who have heard me this day, should become such as I also am, except these bonds.

And Paul said, I would to God, that whether with little or with much, not thou only, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except these bonds.

And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

"My prayer to God, whether briefly or at length," replied Paul, "would be that not only you but all who are my hearers to-day, might become such as I am--except these chains."

Paul said, "I pray to God, that whether with little or with much, not only you, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these bonds."

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.'
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