Acts 24:27
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English Standard Version
When two years had elapsed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And desiring to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul in prison.

King James Bible
But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

American Standard Version
But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when two years were ended, Felix had for successor Portius Festus. And Felix being willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

English Revised Version
But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and desiring to gain favour with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Webster's Bible Translation
But after two years Porcius Festus came as successor to Felix: and Felix willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Weymouth New Testament
But after the lapse of fully two years Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and being desirous of gratifying the Jews, Felix left Paul still in prison.

Acts 24:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Porcius Festus came into Felix's room (ἔλαβε διάδοχον ὁ Φῆλιξ Πόρκιον Φἤστον)

Rev., better, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. The Greek idiom is, Felix received Porcius Featus as a successor.

To shew the Jews a pleasure (χάριτας καταθέσθαι τοῖς Ἰουδαίοις)

Lit., to lay up thanks for himself with the Jews. Rev., correctly, to gain favor with the Jews.

Acts 24:27 Parallel Commentaries

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two.

Acts 28:30 And Paul dwelled two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in to him,

Porcius Festus. Porcius Festus was put into the government of Judea in the sixth or seventh year of Nero. He died about two years afterwards, and was succeeded by Albinus.

Acts 25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

Acts 26:24,25,32 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad...

willing.

Acts 12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

Acts 25:9,14 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Will you go up to Jerusalem...

Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him...

Luke 23:24,25 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required...

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Cross References
Jeremiah 38:13
Then they drew Jeremiah up with ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.

Acts 12:3
and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.

Acts 23:35
he said, "I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive." And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod's praetorium.

Acts 25:1
Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

Acts 25:4
Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly.

Acts 25:9
But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, "Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?"

Acts 25:14
And as they stayed there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man left prisoner by Felix,

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