New International Version
I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
King James Bible
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Darby Bible Translation
only that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and tribulations await me.
World English Bible
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
Young's Literal Translation
save that the Holy Spirit in every city doth testify fully, saying, that for me bonds and tribulations remain;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I go bound in the spirit - Δεδεμενος τῳ πνευματι - Either meaning the strong influence of the Divine Spirit upon his mind, or the strong propensity in his own will, wish, and desire, to visit Jerusalem; and in this sense δεειν, to bind, is sometimes used. But it appears more consistent with the mind of the apostle, and with that influence under which we find that he constantly acted, to refer it to the influence of the Holy Ghost; ὑπο του πνευματος, being under the power of that Spirit; as if he had said: "I have now no choice - God has not left me either to the advices of friends, or to my own prudence: the Spirit of God obliges me to go to Jerusalem, and yet does not intimate to me what peculiar trials shall befall me there: I have only the general intimation that, in every city where I proclaim the Gospel, bonds and afflictions await me." This sense of the word Kypke has largely defended in his note here.
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the Holy Ghost.
abide me. or, wait for me.
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This Person differs in nothing, from the Father, but only in this that He is begotten of Him. He is Eternal with the Father, as glorious and as intelligent. He is of the same mind in everything in all worlds, loveth the same objects in as infinite a measure. Is the means by which the Father loveth, acteth, createth, redeemeth, governeth, and perfecteth all things. And the means also by which we see and love the Father: our strength and our eternity. He is the Mediator between God and His creatures. …
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for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
I will show him how much he must suffer for my name."
When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.
We sought out the disciples there and stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
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