New American Standard Bible
When he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,
King James Bible
And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;
Darby Bible Translation
And having read it, and asked of what eparchy he was, and learned that he was of Cilicia,
World English Bible
When the governor had read it, he asked what province he was from. When he understood that he was from Cilicia, he said,
Young's Literal Translation
And the governor having read it, and inquired of what province he is, and understood that he is from Cilicia;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Of what province he was - Greek: of what heparchy ἐπαρχίας eparchias he was. He knew from the letter of Lysias that he was a Roman, but he was not informed of what place or province he was. This he doubtless did in order to ascertain whether he properly belonged to his jurisdiction. Roman provinces were districts of country which were entrusted to the jurisdiction of procurators. How far the jurisdiction of Felix extended is not certainly known. It appears, however, that it included Cilicia.
Was of Cilicia - Tarsus, the birthplace of Paul, was in this province, Acts 21:39.
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But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
But Paul said, "I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people."
Festus then, having arrived in the province, three days later went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
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