New American Standard Bible
we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
King James Bible
We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
Darby Bible Translation
we receive it always and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
World English Bible
we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.
Young's Literal Translation
always, also, and everywhere we receive it, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We accept it always - We admit that it is owing to your vigilance, and we accept your interposition to promote peace with gratitude.
Always, and in all places - Not merely in your presence, but we always acknowledge that it is owing to your vigilance that the land is secure. "What we now do in your presence, we do also in your absence; we do not commend you merely when you are present" (Wetstein).
Most noble Felix - This was the title of office.
With all thankfulness - In this there was probably sincerity, for there was no doubt that the peace of Judea was owing to Felix. But at the same time that he was an energetic and vigilant governor, it was also true that he was proud, avaricious, and cruel. Josephus charges him with injustice and cruelty in the case of Jonathan, the high priest (Antiq., book 20, chapter 8, section 5), and Tacitus (History, book 5, chapter 9) and Suetonius (Life of Claudius, chapter 28) concur in the charge.
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.
it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;
They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.
"Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings.
When these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.
After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, "Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
"But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.
But Paul said, "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.
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