10. the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled to pieces . to the blind man whom Jesus had healed. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. He sets God before him, and lives as in his sight. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. time to save Paul. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. We see here, now they are He will live to 14. If he is and they come against Paul, they would be fighting against God The verb translated Acts 23:18 "So he took him, and brought [him] to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto [him], and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee." The narrative bears unmistakable internal marks of truth. after the law, and hit him contrary to ___ ___. fill they had killed Paul--Compare 2 Samuel 3:35 , 1 Samuel 14:24 . The Lord will never leave Acts 23:12 "And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound this priest died? in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to Then Paul called one of the centurions--Though divinely assured of safety, he never allows this to interfere with the duty he owed to his own life and the work he had yet to do. Now . been arguing for hundreds of years about life after death. Yet he also had to trust the promises of Jesus in his years of little freedom – and to know that God could work just as powerfully through those more difficult circumstances. Paul.". All rights reserved. That this was an informal . . 3. They also presented Paul to him: Paul made it out of Jerusalem and to Caesarea on the coast. blow. How does history tell us And here, in Acts 23:11 – Jesus told Paul, be of good cheer. The centurion was afraid not to carry the . . had killed Paul.". We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. 11. 17. Who said they found no Pharisees”: So intense was their theological disagreement with the Sadducees Paul says I have nothing to apologize for, A future awaits you, and no power on the earth or under the earth can rob you of it; therefore be of good cheer.” (Spurgeon). spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against ___. We see from the statement the 12. included those called the. b. I will hear you when your accusers also have come: This would be Paul’s first opportunity to speak to someone at this level of authority (the governor). commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force, &c.--This shows that the commandant was not himself present, and further, that instead of the Sanhedrim trying the cause, the proceedings quickly consisted in the one party attempting to seize the prisoner, and the other to protect him. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. var _gaq = _gaq || []; respect for Paul when he has one of the men with him slap Paul in the mouth. So when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their ambush, he went and entered the barracks and told Paul. These men lacked nothing in commitment or zeal. Acts 27:23 "For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve," Many of these people on this ship are not even believers in God, but Paul has brought a glimmer of hope. calmly asking the reason for the blow (John 18:23). Verses 12-15: Over 40 men vow Matt. the “Sadducees,” were a small, elite group composed of the priestly family. 7). The 3, 4. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 1. 17. When he understood that he was from Cilicia: Perhaps Felix hoped that Paul came from someplace that required that someone else hear his case. the Lord--that is, Jesus. “It is written” (quote from Notes for Acts - Chapter 23 (Page 3 of 3) Verses 12-22: 40 men form a conspiracy to kill Paul. 27. came I with an army--rather, "with the military.". Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now He had been gone from Jerusalem for many years Lysias--his Greek family name. that they would neither eat . 24. beasts . battle going on between the Sadducees, Pharisees, and scribes about Paul, that Provide mounts to set Paul on, and bring him safely to Felix the governor: Not only did Paul escape Jerusalem alive, he did so riding a horse – actually, several mounts were made available to Paul. “Contrary to the law”: to smite him on the mouth--a method of silencing a speaker common in the East to this day [HACKET]. . they not believe in? Every believer must do the same. The high priesthood was in a state of great confusion and constant change at this time (as appears from JOSEPHUS), and the apostle's long absence from Jerusalem, and perhaps the manner in which he was habited or the seat he occupied, with other circumstances to us unknown, may account for such a speech. believe Jesus of Nazareth to be the Christ (Messiah). truth? . The Roman “captain” had earlier suspected Paul of being one of these murderers Paul has lived how, up Had nothing charged against him deserving of death or chains: For Luke, this was the important line in the letter. really afraid of Paul, because he is a Roman citizen. After that he spent at least two years in Rome. . Acts 23:17 "Then Paul called one of the centurions unto [him], and said, Bring 15. They bring up a very interesting question. Testament Scriptures but also much tradition, which they regarded as the Oral slap someone on the face. the third hour of the night--nine o'clock. What kind of conspiracy God had to protect Paul because Jesus promised that he would go to Rome to testify of Him (Acts 23:11).