Acts 16:35
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English Standard Version
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.”

King James Bible
And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

American Standard Version
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the day was come, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

English Revised Version
But when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.

Weymouth New Testament
In the morning the praetors sent their lictors with the order, "Release those men."

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Vincent's Word Studies

Serjeants (ῥαβδούχους)

Lit., those who hold the rod. The Roman lictors. They were the attendants of the chief Roman magistrates.

"Ho, trumpets, sound a war-note !

He, lictors, clear the way!

The knights will ride, in all their pride,

Along the streets to day."

Macaulay, Lays of Ancient Rome.

They preceded the magistrates one by one in a line. They had to inflict punishment on the condemned, especially on Roman citizens. They also commanded the people to pay proper respect to a passing magistrate, by uncovering, dismounting from horseback, and standing out of the way. The badge of their office was the fasces, an axe bound up in a bundle of rods; but in the colonies they carried staves.

Those men

Contemptuous.

Acts 16:35 Parallel Commentaries

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Cross References
Luke 12:11
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,

Acts 16:34
Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

Acts 16:36
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace."

Acts 16:38
The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens.

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