New International Version
When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said:
King James Bible
(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
Darby Bible Translation
And hearing that he addressed them in the Hebrew tongue, they kept the more quiet; and he says,
World English Bible
When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He said,
Young's Literal Translation
and they having heard that in the Hebrew dialect he was speaking to them, gave the more silence, and he saith, --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue - He had probably been traduced by the Jews of Asia as a mere Gentile, distinguished only by his virulence against the Jewish religion; which virulence proceeded from his malice and ignorance.
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LibraryRome Protects Paul
'And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the Temple, I was in a trance; 18. And saw Him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning Me. 19. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on Thee: 20. And when the blood of Thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
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While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.
After receiving the commander's permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned to the crowd. When they were all silent, he said to them in Aramaic:
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