New International Version
After they left the room, they began saying to one another, "This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment."
King James Bible
And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
Darby Bible Translation
and having gone apart, they spoke to one another saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
World English Bible
When they had withdrawn, they spoke one to another, saying, "This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds."
Young's Literal Translation
and having withdrawn, they were speaking unto one another, saying -- 'This man doth nothing worthy of death or of bonds;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I would to God, etc. - Ευξαιμην αν τῳ Θεῳ, και εν ολιγῳ και εν πολλῳ - So fully am I persuaded of the infinite excellence of Christianity, and so truly happy am I in possession of it, that I most ardently wish that not only thou, but this whole council, were not only almost, but altogether, such as I am, these Chains excepted. Thus, while his heart glows with affection for their best interests, he wishes that they might enjoy all his blessings, if possible, without being obliged to bear any cross on the account. His holding up his chain, which was probably now detached from the soldier's arm, and wrapped about his own, must have made a powerful impression on the minds of his audience. Indeed, it appears they could bear the scene no longer; the king was overwhelmed, and rose up instantly, and so did the rest of the council, and went immediately aside; and, after a very short conference among themselves, they unanimously pronounced him innocent; and his last word, των δεσμων, Bonds! and the action with which it was accompanied, had made such a deep impression upon their hearts that they conclude their judgment with that very identical word δεσμων. Would to God, says the apostle, that all who hear me this day were altogether such as I am, except these Bonds! The whole council say - This man hath done nothing worthy of death nor of Bonds! Δεσμων, Bonds, is echoed by them from the last words of the apostle; as we may plainly perceive that, seeing such an innocent and eminent man suffering such indignity had made a deep impression upon their hearts. Alas! why should such a man be in B-O-N-D-S!
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Who art thou Lord? I am Jesus.--ACTS 26:15. It is I; be not afraid.--When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, . . . thy Saviour. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.--Emmanuel, God with us. Thou shalt …
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Acts 26:24-29. Portraits.
The Publisher to the Reader.
Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man should not be sentenced to death! He has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."
I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment.
They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.
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