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Acts 24:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience [both] before God and before men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And in this I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offense towards God, and [towards] men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For this cause I also exercise [myself] to have in everything a conscience without offence towards God and men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— herein, even I, myself, am studying to have, an unoffending conscience, towards God and men, continually.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and in this I do exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offence toward God and men always.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And herein do I endeavour to have always a conscience without offence, towards God and towards men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And herein doe I exercise my selfe to haue alwayes a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Because of this also I labour to have a good conscience before Aloha and before men, continually.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And for this reason, I also labor to have always a pure conscience before God, and before men.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
herein 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
{5129} Prime
Dative singular masculine or neuter of G3778; to (in, with or by) this (person or thing).
do I exercise 778
{0778} Prime
Probably from the same as G4632; to elaborate, that is, (figuratively) train (by implication strive).
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
myself, 846
{0846} Prime
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.
to have 2192
{2192} Prime
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
always 1275
{1275} Prime
From G1223 and the genitive of G3956; through all time, that is, (adverbially) constantly.
a conscience 4893
{4893} Prime
From a prolonged form of G4894; co-perception, that is, moral consciousness.
void of offence 677
{0677} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G4350; actively inoffensive, that is, not leading into sin; passively faultless, that is, not led into sin.
toward 4314
{4314} Prime
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
God, 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
[toward] men. 444
{0444} Prime
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 24:16

_ _ And herein — On this account, accordingly; that is, looking forward to that awful day (compare 2 Corinthians 5:10).

_ _ I exercise myself — The “I” here is emphatic; “Whatever they do, this is my study.”

_ _ to have always a conscience void of offence, etc. — See Acts 23:1; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 2:17, etc.; that is, “These are the great principles of my life and conduct — how different from turbulence and sectarianism!”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 24:10-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 24:16

For this cause — With a view to this, I also exercise myself — As well as they.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men [and] brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:
1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Titus 2:11-13 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, ... Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
1 Peter 2:19 For this [is] thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
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