Acts 28:18
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New International Version
They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death.

King James Bible
Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

Darby Bible Translation
who having examined me were minded to let me go, because there was nothing worthy of death in me.

World English Bible
who, when they had examined me, desired to set me free, because there was no cause of death in me.

Young's Literal Translation
who, having examined me, were wishing to release me, because of their being no cause of death in me,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Paul called the chief of the Jews together - We have already seen, in Acts 18:2, that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome; see the note there: but it seems they were permitted to return very soon; and, from this verse, it appears that there were then chiefs, probably of synagogues, dwelling at Rome.

I have committed nothing - Lest they should have heard and received malicious reports against him, he thought it best to state his own case.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 22:24,25,30 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging...

Acts 24:10,22 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned to him to speak, answered...

Acts 25:7,8 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul...

Acts 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

Library
After the Wreck
'And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2. And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

On Faith
"Without faith it is impossible to please him." Heb. 11:6. 1. But what is Faith? It is a divine "evidence and conviction of things not seen;" of things which are not seen now, whether they are visible or invisible in their own nature. Particularly, it is a divine evidence and conviction of God, and of the things of God. This is the most comprehensive definition of faith that ever was or can be given; as including every species of faith, from the lowest to the highest. And yet I do not remember any
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Lix. What was Learned in God's House. Isaiah vi.
NOT SEEN BY EVERYONE THERE.--Isaiah had his eyes opened. The same awful Person had been present before, but had not been seen, and He is still there, but how few of us are conscious of His presence. How differently the church and chapel-goers would look next Sunday morning as they come home, if only they realised what had been going on in the place where they had spent the last hour. I. A LESSON FROM HISTORY.--"In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord." The King of Judah was dead, but
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

The Church of Jerusalem and the Labors of Peter.
Su hei Petros, kai epi taute petra oikodomeso mou ten ekklesian, kai pulai hadou ou katischusousin autes.--Matt. 16:18. Literature. I. Genuine sources: Acts 2 to 12; Gal. 2; and two Epistles of Peter. Comp. the Commentaries on Acts, and the Petrine Epistles. Among the commentators of Peter's Epp. I mention Archbishop Leighton (in many editions, not critical, but devout and spiritual), Steiger (1832, translated by Fairbairn, 1836), John Brown (1849, 2 vols.), Wiesinger (1856 and 1862, in Olshausen's
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I

Cross References
Acts 22:24
the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this.

Acts 23:29
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.

Acts 25:25
I found he had done nothing deserving of death, but because he made his appeal to the Emperor I decided to send him to Rome.

Acts 26:31
After they left the room, they began saying to one another, "This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment."

Acts 26:32
Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."

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