New American Standard Bible
"Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
King James Bible
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Darby Bible Translation
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
World English Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;
Young's Literal Translation
'And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Now after many years - After many years' absence. Paul here commences a reply to the charge of Tentullus, that he had endeavored to profane the temple, Acts 24:6. He begins by saying that his design in coming up to Jerusalem was to bring to his countrymen needed aid in a time of distress. It would be absurd to suppose, therefore, that his object in coming was to violate the customs of the temple, and to defile it.
Alms - Charities; the gift of the churches.
To my nation - Not to all the nation, but to the poor saints or Christians who were in Judea, and who were suffering much by persecutions and trials.
And offerings - The word used here properly denotes "an offering or gift" of any kind; but it is usually applied to an oblation or offering made to God in the temple - "a thank-offering, a sacrifice." This is probably its meaning here. He came to bring aid to his needy countrymen, and an offering to God; and it was, therefore, no part of his purpose to interfere with, or to profane the worship of the temple.
LibraryPaul Before Felix
'Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: 11. Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 12. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: 13. Neither can they prove the things …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Paul's Sermon Before Felix
The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.
"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.
but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints.
1 Corinthians 16:1
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 8:4
begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints,
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