Paul is brought to jail (Acts 21:34)

“Some in the crowd

Shouted one thing.

Others shouted another.

The Roman commander

Could not learn

The facts

Because of the uproar.

He ordered Paul

To be brought

Into the barracks.”

ἄλλοι δὲ ἄλλο τι ἐπεφώνουν ἐν τῷ ὄχλῳ· μὴ δυναμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ γνῶναι τὸ ἀσφαλὲς διὰ τὸν θόρυβον, ἐκέλευσεν ἄγεσθαι αὐτὸν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολήν.

The author of Acts indicated that some (ἄλλοι) in the crowd (ἐν τῷ ὄχλῳ) shouted one thing (τι ἐπεφώνουν), while others (δὲ ἄλλο) shouted another thing.  The Roman commander could not learn (μὴ δυναμένου δὲ αὐτοῦ γνῶναι) the facts (τὸ ἀσφαλὲς) because of this uproar (διὰ τὸν θόρυβον).  He ordered Paul to be brought (ἐκέλευσεν ἄγεσθαι αὐτὸν) into the barracks (εἰς τὴν παρεμβολήν).  Some in the crowd were crying out one thing, while others were shouting another thing.  The Roman commander was not able to get any idea of what happened because of the great uproar of this mob crowd.  Thus, he ordered that Paul be put in the army barracks.  Have you ever been in an army barracks?

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