New International Version
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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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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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