New American Standard Bible
and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
King James Bible
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Darby Bible Translation
and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
World English Bible
Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
and before governors and kings ye shall be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And ye shall be brought ... - This prediction was completely and abundantly fulfilled, Acts 5:26; Acts 12:1-4; Acts 23:33; Acts 26:1, Acts 26:28, Acts 26:30. Peter is said to have been brought before Nero, and John before Domitian, Roman emperors; and others before Parthian, Scythian, and Indian kings. They were to stand there to bear a testimony against them; or, as it might be rendered, to them. That is, they were to be "witnesses to them" of the great facts and doctrines of the Christian religion; and if they rejected Christianity, they would be witnesses "against" them in the day of judgment. The fulfillment of this prophecy is a signal evidence that Christ possessed a knowledge of the future. Few things were more improbable when this was uttered than that the fishermen of Galilee would stand before the illustrious and mighty monarchs of the East and the West.
LibraryThe Obscure Apostles
'These twelve Jesus sent forth.'--MATT. x. 5. And half of 'these twelve' are never heard of as doing any work for Christ. Peter and James and John we know; the other James and Judas have possibly left us short letters; Matthew gives us a Gospel; and of all the rest no trace is left. Some of them are never so much as named again, except in the list at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles; and none of them except the three who 'seemed to be pillars' appear to have been of much importance in the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The King's Charge to his Ambassadors
Enduring to the End
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.
"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
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