New American Standard Bible
"Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council,
King James Bible
Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
Darby Bible Translation
or let these themselves say what wrong they found in me when I stood before the council,
World English Bible
Or else let these men themselves say what injustice they found in me when I stood before the council,
Young's Literal Translation
or let these same say if they found any unrighteousness in me in my standing before the sanhedrim,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or else - Since they are not here to witness against me in regard to what occurred in the temple, let these here present bear witness against me, if they can, in regard to any other part of my conduct. This was a bold appeal, and it showed his full consciousness of innocence.
Let these same here say - The Jews who are here present.
Any evil doing - Any improper conduct, or any violation of the Law.
While I stood before the council - The Sanhedrin, Acts 23:1-10. As they were present there, Paul admits that they were competent to bear witness to his conduct on that occasion, and calls upon them to testify, if they could, to any impropriety in his conduct.
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.
1 Samuel 12:5
He said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."
Then these men said, "We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God."
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
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