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Acts 25:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem ([at the same time], setting an ambush to kill him on the way).
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— asking for themselves as a favour against him, that he would send for him unto Jerusalem,—making, an ambush, to kill him on the way.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— asking favour against him, that he may send for him to Jerusalem, making an ambush to put him to death in the way.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Requesting favour against him, that he would command him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And desired fauour against him, that he would send for him to Hierusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and besought from him, asking of him this favour, that he would bring him to Urishlem, while they would act treacherously in the way by killing him.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they petitioned him, asking of him the favor, that he would send for him to come to Jerusalem; they placing an ambush to slay him by the way.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And desired 154
{0154} Prime
αἰτέω
aiteo
{ahee-teh'-o}
Of uncertain derivation; to ask (in generally).
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
favour 5485
{5485} Prime
χάρις
charis
{khar'-ece}
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
against 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
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.
that 3704
{3704} Prime
ὅπως
hopos
{hop'-oce}
From G3739 and G4459; what (-ever) how, that is, in the manner that (as adverb or conjugation of coincidence, intentional or actual).
he would send for 3343
{3343} Prime
μεταπέμπω
metapempo
{met-ap-emp'-o}
From G3326 and G3992; to send from elsewhere, that is, (middle voice) to summon or invite.
z5667
<5667> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 55
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.
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.
Jerusalem, 2419
{2419} Prime
Ἰερουσαλήμ
Hierousalem
{hee-er-oo-sal-ame'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3389]; Hierusalem (that is, Jerushalem), the capital of Palestine.
laying y4160
[4160] Standard
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).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
wait 1747
{1747} Prime
ἐνέδρα
enedra
{en-ed'-rah}
Feminine from G1722 and the base of G1476; an ambuscade, that is, (figuratively) murderous purpose.
x4160
(4160) Complement
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).
in 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
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).
way 3598
{3598} Prime
ὁδός
hodos
{hod-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means.
to kill 337
{0337} Prime
ἀναιρέω
anaireo
{an-ahee-reh'-o}
From G0303 and (the active of) G0138; to take up, that is, adopt; by implication to take away (violently), that is, abolish, murder.
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 25:1-3.


Acts 25:3

_ _ desired favour — in Acts 25:15, “judgment.”

_ _ against him — It would seem that they had the insolence to ask him to have the prisoner executed even without a trial (Acts 25:16).

_ _ laying wait ... to kill him — How deep must have been their hostility, when two years after the defeat of their former attempt, they thirst as keenly as ever for his blood! Their plea for having the case tried at Jerusalem, where the alleged offense took place, was plausible enough; but from Acts 25:10 it would seem that Festus had been made acquainted with their causeless malice, and that in some way which Paul was privy to.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 25:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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desired:

Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
1 Samuel 23:19-21 Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which [is] on the south of Jeshimon? ... And Saul said, Blessed [be] ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion on me.
Jeremiah 38:4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
Mark 6:23-25 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give [it] thee, unto the half of my kingdom. ... And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
Luke 23:8-24 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long [season], because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. ... And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

laying:

Acts 23:12-15 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. ... Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
Acts 26:9-11 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. ... And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange cities.
Psalms 37:32-33 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. ... The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psalms 64:2-6 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: ... They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward [thought] of every one [of them], and the heart, [is] deep.
Psalms 140:1-5 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; ... The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
John 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Romans 3:8 And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
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1S 23:19. Ps 37:32; 64:2; 140:1. Jr 18:18; 38:4. Mk 6:23. Lk 23:8. Jn 16:3. Ac 9:2; 23:12; 26:9. Ro 3:8.

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