Acts 22:28
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New International Version
Then the commander said, "I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship." "But I was born a citizen," Paul replied.


New American Standard Bible
The commander answered, "I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money." And Paul said, "But I was actually born a citizen."


King James Bible
And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
The commander replied, "I bought this citizenship for a large amount of money."" But I was born a citizen," Paul said.


International Standard Version
Then the tribune replied, "I paid a lot of money for this citizenship of mine." Paul said, "But I was born a citizen."


American Standard Version
And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this citizenship. And Paul said, But I am a Roman born.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And the tribune answered: I obtained the being free of this city with a great sum. And Paul said: But I was born so.


Darby Bible Translation
And the chiliarch answered, I, for a great sum, bought this citizenship. And Paul said, But I was also free born.


Young's Literal Translation
and the chief captain answered, 'I, with a great sum, did obtain this citizenship;' but Paul said, 'But I have been even born so.'
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Context
Paul the Roman Citizen

22And they gave him audience to 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. 23And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, 24The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know why they cried so against him. 25And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to whip a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? 26When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what you do: for this man is a Roman. 27Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? He said, Yes. 28And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born. 29Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him. 30On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty why he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
Cross References
Acts 22:27
Then the chief captain came, and said to him, Tell me, are you a Roman? He said, Yes.


Acts 22:29
Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.


Ephesians 2:12
That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:


Ephesians 2:19
Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;


Treasury of Scripture

And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.

But. It is extremely probable that the inhabitants of Tarsus, born in that city, had the same rights and privileges as Roman citizens, in consequence of a grant or charter from Julius Caesar, from whom it was called Juliopolis. But if this were not the case, Paul's father, or some of his ancestors, might have been rewarded with the freedom of the city of Rome, for his fidelity and bravery in some military service, as Josephus says several of the Jews were; or his father might have obtained it by purchase, as in the instance of the chief captain.

Strong's Concordance
And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was [free] born.
Topical Bible
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Acts Chapter 22 Verse 28

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