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Acts 24:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And after a lapse of many years I arrived, bringing alms to my nation, and offerings.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, after many years, intending to do, alms, unto my nation, I arrived,—also [to present] offerings; among which they found me, purified in the temple, not with a multitude, nor with tumult;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And after many years I came, about to do kind acts to my nation, and offerings,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation and offerings and vows.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now after many yeeres, I came to bring almes to my nation, & offrings:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But after many years I came to the sons of my people to bestow alms, and to present an oblation.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And, after many years, I came to the people of my own nation, to impart alms, and to present an offering.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
after 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
many 4119
{4119} Prime
πλειῶν
pleion
{pli'-own}
Comparative of G4183; more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion.
years 2094
{2094} Prime
ἔτος
etos
{et'-os}
Apparently a primary word; a year.
I came 3854
{3854} Prime
παραγίνομαι
paraginomai
{par-ag-in'-om-ahee}
From G3844 and G1096; to become near, that is, approach (have arrived); by implication to appear publicly.
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
to bring 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5694
<5694> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 11
alms 1654
{1654} Prime
ἐλεημοσύνη
eleemosune
{el-eh-ay-mos-oo'-nay}
From G1656; compassionateness, that is, (as exercised towards the poor) beneficence, or (concretely) a benefaction.
to 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
nation, 1484
{1484} Prime
ἔθνος
ethnos
{eth'-nos}
Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
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.
offerings. 4376
{4376} Prime
προσφορά
prosphora
{pros-for-ah'}
From G4374; presentation; concretely an oblation (bloodless) or sacrifice.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 24:17

_ _ Now after many — several

_ _ years absence from Jerusalem — I came to bring alms to my of Macedonia and Greece, which he had taken such pains to gather. This only allusion in the Acts to what is dwelt upon so frequently in his own Epistles (Romans 15:25, Romans 15:26; 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4), throws a beautiful light on the truth of this History. (See Paley’s Horae Paulinae).

_ _ and offerings — connected with his Jewish vow: see Acts 24:18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 24:10-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 24:17

(4) Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

(4) Paul in conclusion tells the things thing which was truly done, which Tertullus before him had corrupted in various ways.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
to bring:

Acts 11:29-30 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: ... Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
Romans 15:25-26 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints. ... For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. ... Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Galatians 2:10 Only [they would] that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

offerings:

Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
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