New International Version
The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.
King James Bible
And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
Darby Bible Translation
And the lictors reported these words to the praetors. And they were afraid when they heard they were Romans.
World English Bible
The sergeants reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,
Young's Literal Translation
And the rod-bearers told to the magistrates these sayings, and they were afraid, having heard that they are Romans,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They feared when they heard - they were Romans - They feared, because the Roman law was so constituted that an insult offered to a citizen was deemed an insult to the whole Roman people. There is a remarkable addition here, both in the Greek and Latin of the Codex Bezae. It is as follows: "And when they were come with many of their friends to the prison, they besought them to go out, saying: We were ignorant of your circumstances, that ye were righteous men. And, leading them out, they besought them, saying, Depart from this city, lest they again make an insurrection against you, and clamor against you."
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When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men."
Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.
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