Paul meets the Jewish council (Acts 22:30)

“The Roman commander

Wanted to find out exactly

What Paul

Was being accused of

By the Jews.

The next day,

He released Paul.

He ordered

The chief priests

And all the Sanhedrin council

To meet.

He brought Paul down.

He had him

Stand before them.”

Τῇ δὲ ἐπαύριον βουλόμενος γνῶναι τὸ ἀσφαλὲς, τὸ τί κατηγορεῖται ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ἔλυσεν αὐτόν, καὶ ἐκέλευσεν συνελθεῖν τοὺς ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ πᾶν τὸ συνέδριον, καὶ καταγαγὼν τὸν Παῦλον ἔστησεν εἰς αὐτούς.

The author of Acts indicated that the Roman commander wanted to find out exactly (βουλόμενος γνῶναι τὸ ἀσφαλὲς) what Paul was being accused of (τὸ τί κατηγορεῖται) by the Jews (ὑπὸ τῶν Ἰουδαίων).  The next day (Τῇ δὲ ἐπαύριον), he released Paul (ἔλυσεν αὐτόν).  He ordered (καὶ ἐκέλευσεν) the chief priests (τοὺς ἀρχιερεῖς) and all the Sanhedrin council (καὶ πᾶν τὸ συνέδριον) to meet or assemble (συνελθεῖν).  He brought Paul down (καὶ καταγαγὼν τὸν Παῦλον) and had him stand (ἔστησεν) before them (εἰς αὐτούς).  This Roman commander, Claudius Lysias, wanted to get to the bottom of this problem with Paul.  He then released Paul and made him stand before the Jewish Sanhedrin council with the high priest in Jerusalem.  This was like the supreme court of the Jewish people.  He hoped to find out what was going on with this Roman citizen, Paul, who was so upsetting to the Jerusalem Jews.  Have you ever upset other people in your life?

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