Acts 24:6
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and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him.

King James Bible
Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

Darby Bible Translation
who also attempted to profane the temple; whom we also had seized, [and would have judged according to our law;

World English Bible
He even tried to profane the temple, and we arrested him.

Young's Literal Translation
who also the temple did try to profane, whom also we took, and according to our law did wish to judge,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hath gone about to profane the temple - This was a heavy charge, if it could have been substantiated, because the Jews were permitted by the Romans to put any person to death who profaned their temple. This charge was founded on the gross calumny mentioned, Acts 21:28, Acts 21:29; for, as they had seen Trophimus, an Ephesian, with Paul in the city, they pretended that he had brought him into the temple.

Would have judged according to our law - He pretended that they would have tried the case fairly, had not the chief captain taken him violently out of their hands; whereas, had not Lysias interfered, they would have murdered him on the spot.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Acts 24:12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues...

Acts 19:37 For you have brought here these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

Acts 21:27-29 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people...


Acts 21:30-32 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple...

Acts 22:23 And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air,

Acts 23:10-15 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them...


John 18:31 Then said Pilate to them, Take you him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him...

John 19:7,8 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God...

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 21:28
shouting, "Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place."

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