New American Standard Bible
"Therefore do this that we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow;
King James Bible
Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;
Darby Bible Translation
This do therefore that we say to thee: We have four men who have a vow on them;
World English Bible
Therefore do what we tell you. We have four men who have taken a vow.
Young's Literal Translation
'This, therefore, do that we say to thee: We have four men having a vow on themselves,
Acts 21:23 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We have four men - There are with us four men. It is evident that James and the elders meant to say that these men were connected with them in the Christian church; and the fact shows that the Christians at Jerusalem did not disregard the institutions of Moses, and had not been so far enlightened in the doctrines of Christianity as to forsake yet the ceremonial rites of the Jews.
Which have a vow on them - Which have made a vow. See the notes on Acts 18:18. From the mention of shaving the head (in Acts 21:24), it is evident that the vow which they had taken was that of the Nazarite; and that as the time of their vow was about expiring, they were about to be shaven, in accordance with the custom usual on such occasions. See the notes on Acts 18:18. These persons Paul could join, and thus show decisively that he did not intend to undervalue or disparage the laws of Moses when those laws were understood as mere ceremonial observances.
LibraryDrawing Nearer to the Storm
'And it came to pass, that, after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 2. And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 3. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. 4. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Whether the Grace of the Word of Wisdom and Knowledge is Becoming to Women?
From Antioch to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
'Now this is the law of the Nazirite when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall bring the offering to the doorway of the tent of meeting.
The Nazirite shall then shave his dedicated head of hair at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and take the dedicated hair of his head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.
"What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.
1 Corinthians 9:20
To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law;
Jump to PreviousFour Oath Resting Themselves Vow
Jump to NextFour Oath Resting Themselves Vow
LinksActs 21:23 NIV
Acts 21:23 NLT
Acts 21:23 ESV
Acts 21:23 NASB
Acts 21:23 KJV
Acts 21:23 Bible Apps
Acts 21:23 Biblia Paralela
Acts 21:23 Chinese Bible
Acts 21:23 French Bible
Acts 21:23 German Bible
Acts 21:23 Commentaries