Acts 23:1
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.”

King James Bible
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

American Standard Version
And Paul, looking stedfastly on the council, said, Brethren, I have lived before God in all good conscience until this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND Paul looking upon the council, said: Men, brethren, I have conversed with all good conscience before God until this present day.

English Revised Version
And Paul, looking stedfastly on the council, said, Brethren, I have lived before God in all good conscience until this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men, brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

Weymouth New Testament
Then Paul, fixing a steady gaze on the Sanhedrin, said, "Brethren, it is with a perfectly clear conscience that I have discharged my duties before God up to this day."

Acts 23:1 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Earnestly beholding

See on Luke 4:20. Some, who hold that Paul's eyesight was defective, explain this steadfast look in connection with his imperfect vision.

Men and brethren

He addresses the Sanhedrim as an equal.

I have lived (πεπολίτευμαι)

Lit., have lived as a citizen, with special reference to the charge against him that he taught men against the law and the temple. He means that he has lived as a true and loyal Jew.

Conscience (συνειδήσει)

See on 1 Peter 3:16.

Acts 23:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

earnestly.

Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brothers...

Acts 6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Acts 22:5 As also the high priest does bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters to the brothers...

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Men.

Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

I have.

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...

Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 22:30
But on the next day, desiring to know the real reason why he was being accused by the Jews, he unbound him and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them.

Acts 23:6
Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial."

Acts 23:15
Now therefore you, along with the council, give notice to the tribune to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case more exactly. And we are ready to kill him before he comes near."

Acts 23:20
And he said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more closely about him.

Acts 23:28
And desiring to know the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their council.

Jump to Previous
Beheld Beholding Clear Conscience Council Discharged Duties Earnestly Eyes Fixing Fulfilled Gaze Good Intently Life Paul Perfectly Sanhedrim Sanhedrin Steadfastly Steady Stedfastly Upright Walked
Jump to Next
Beheld Beholding Clear Conscience Council Discharged Duties Earnestly Eyes Fixing Fulfilled Gaze Good Intently Life Paul Perfectly Sanhedrim Sanhedrin Steadfastly Steady Stedfastly Upright Walked
Links
Acts 23:1 NIV
Acts 23:1 NLT
Acts 23:1 ESV
Acts 23:1 NASB
Acts 23:1 KJV

Acts 23:1 Bible Apps
Acts 23:1 Biblia Paralela
Acts 23:1 Chinese Bible
Acts 23:1 French Bible
Acts 23:1 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Acts 22:30
Top of Page
Top of Page