Acts 24:17
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New International Version
"After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.

King James Bible
Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

Darby Bible Translation
And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.

World English Bible
Now after some years, I came to bring gifts for the needy to my nation, and offerings;

Young's Literal Translation
'And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now, after many years, etc. - And as a full proof that I act according to the dictates of this Divine and beneficent creed, though I have been many years absent from my own country, and my political relation to it is almost necessarily dissolved, yet, far from coming to disturb the peace of society, or to injure any person, I have brought Alms to my nation, the fruits of my own earning and influence among a foreign people, and Offerings to my God and his temple, proving hereby my attachment to my country, and my reverence for the worship of my country's God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to bring.

Acts 11:29,30 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea...

Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hurried, if it were possible for him...

Romans 15:25,26 But now I go to Jerusalem to minister to the saints...

1 Corinthians 16:1,2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do you...

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.


Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple...

Paul and Felix
ACTS xxiv. 25. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. This is a well-known text, on which many a sermon has been preached, and with good reason, for it is an important text. It tells us of a man who, like too many men in all times, trembled when he heard the truth about his wicked life, but did not therefore repent and mend; and a very serious lesson we may
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons

A Loyal Tribute
[Footnote: Preached on the occasion of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria.] '...Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, 3. We accept it always ... with all thankfulness.'--ACTS xxiv. 2-3. These words were addressed by a professional flatterer to one of the worst of the many bad Roman governors of Syria. The speaker knew that he was lying, the listeners knew that the eulogium was undeserved; and among all the crowd of bystanders
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Witness of Our Own Spirit
"This is our rejoicing, the testimony of out conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world." 2 Cor. 1:12 1. Such is the voice of every true believer in Christ, so long as he abides in faith and love. "He that followeth me," saith our Lord, "walketh not in darkness:" And while he hath the light, he rejoiceth therein. As he hath "received the Lord Jesus Christ," so he walketh in him; and while he walketh
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Parables Exemplified in the Early History of the Church.
"To Him shall prayer unceasing And daily vows ascend; His Kingdom still increasing, A Kingdom without end." We have seen that our Lord described in His Parables the general character and nature of "The Kingdom of Heaven." Consequently, if the Church established by the Apostles under the guidance of the Holy Ghost is "The Kingdom of Heaven," it will necessarily be found to agree with the description thus given. Let us therefore now consider how far the history of the Church, in the Acts of the Apostles
Edward Burbidge—The Kingdom of Heaven; What is it?

Cross References
Acts 11:29
The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.

Acts 20:31
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Acts 24:26
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.

Romans 15:25
Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem in the service of the Lord's people there.

1 Corinthians 16:1
Now about the collection for the Lord's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.

2 Corinthians 8:1
And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.

2 Corinthians 8:4
they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.

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