New International Version
They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar
King James Bible
And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
Darby Bible Translation
and having brought them up to the praetors, said, These men utterly trouble our city, being Jews,
World English Bible
When they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, "These men, being Jews, are agitating our city,
Young's Literal Translation
and having brought them to the magistrates, they said, 'These men do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Brought them to the magistrates - Στρατηγοις, The commanders of the army, who, very likely, as this city was a Roman colony, possessed the sovereign authority. The civil magistrates, therefore, having heard the case, as we shall soon find, in which it was pretended that the safety of the state was involved, would naturally refer the business to the decision of those who had the supreme command.
Exceedingly trouble our city - They are destroying the public peace, and endangering the public safety.
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Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them.
Then the officials said to the king, "This man should be put to death. He is discouraging the soldiers who are left in this city, as well as all the people, by the things he is saying to them. This man is not seeking the good of these people but their ruin."
When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice."
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