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Acts 21:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And as they were seeking to kill him, tidings came up to the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the commander of the [Roman] cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And as they went about to kill him, tidings came to the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And as they were seeking to kill him, a representation came to the chiliarch of the band that the whole of Jerusalem was in a tumult;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When, also, they were seeking to slay him, there was carried up information, unto the captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they seeking to kill him, a rumour came to the chief captain of the band that all Jerusalem hath been thrown into confusion,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And as they went about to kill him, it was told the tribune of the band that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And as they went about to kil him, tidings came vnto the chiefe captaine of the band, that all Hierusalem was in an vprore.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And while the multitude sought to kill him, the tribune of the cohort heard that the whole city was agitated.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And while the multitude were seeking to kill him, it was reported to the Chiliarch of the cohort, that the whole city was in uproar.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
as they went about 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
to kill 615
{0615} Prime
ἀποκτείνω
apokteino
{ap-ok-ti'-no}
From G0575 and κτείνω [[kteino]] (to slay); to kill outright; figuratively to destroy.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
him, 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
tidings 5334
{5334} Prime
φάσις
phasis
{fas'-is}
From G5346 (not the same as 'phase', which is from G5316); a saying, that is, report.
came 305
{0305} Prime
ἀναβαίνω
anabaino
{an-ab-ah'-ee-no}
From G0303 and the base of G0939; to go up (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
unto the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
chief captain 5506
{5506} Prime
χιλίαρχος
chiliarchos
{khil-ee'-ar-khos}
From G5507 and G0757; the commander of a thousand soldiers ('chiliarch'), that is, colonel.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
band, 4686
{4686} Prime
σπεῖρα
speira
{spi'-rah}
Of immediate Latin origin, but ultimately a derivative of G0138 in the sense of its cognate, G1507; a coil (spira, 'spire'), that is, (figuratively) a mass of men (a Roman military cohort; also [by analogy] a squad of Levitical janitors).
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
all 3650
{3650} Prime
ὅλος
holos
{hol'-os}
A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', that is, complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb.
Jerusalem 2419
{2419} Prime
Ἰερουσαλήμ
Hierousalem
{hee-er-oo-sal-ame'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3389]; Hierusalem (that is, Jerushalem), the capital of Palestine.
was in an uproar. 4797
{4797} Prime
συγχέω
sugcheo
{soong-kheh'-o}
From G4862 and χέω [[cheo]] (to pour) or its alternate; to commingle promiscuously, that is, (figuratively) to throw (an assembly) into disorder, to perplex (the mind).
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 21:31

_ _ tidings came — literally, “went up,” that is, to the fortress of Antonia, where the commandant resided. See on Acts 21:32. This part of the narrative is particularly graphic.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 21:27-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 21:31

And as they went about to kill him — It was a rule among the Jews, that any uncircumcised person who came into the inner temple, might be stoned without farther process. And they seemed to think Paul, who brought such in thither, deserved no better treatment. Word came to the tribune — A cohort or detachment of soldiers, belonging to the Roman legion, which lodged in the adjacent castle of Antonia, were stationed on feast days near the temple, to prevent disorders. It is evident, Lysias himself was not present, when the tumult began. Probably he was the oldest Roman tribune (or colonel) then at Jerusalem. And as such he was the commanding officer of the legion quartered at the castle.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 21:31

(6) And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

(6) God finds some even amongst the wicked and profane themselves, to hinder the endeavours of the rest.

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as:

Acts 22:22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and [then] lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a [fellow] from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
Acts 26:9-10 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. ... Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against [them].
John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
2 Corinthians 11:23-33 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. ... And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

chief:

Acts 23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions unto [him], and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.
Acts 24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came [upon us], and with great violence took [him] away out of our hands,
Acts 24:22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of [that] way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
Acts 25:23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.
John 18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

that all:

Acts 21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?
Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
Acts 19:40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
1 Kings 1:41 And Adonijah and all the guests that [were] with him heard [it] as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore [is this] noise of the city being in an uproar?
Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar among the people.
Mark 14:2 But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar of the people.
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