19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears(A) and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.(B)

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23 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him,(A)

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24 but Saul learned of their plan.(A) Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.

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There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews,(A) together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.(B)

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The Plot to Kill Paul

12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy(A) and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.(B)

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15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin(A) petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here.”

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30 When I was informed(A) of a plot(B) to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers(C) to present to you their case against him.

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They requested Festus, as a favor to them, to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way.(A)

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26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews,(A) in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,(B) in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.(C)

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16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles(A) so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit.(B) The wrath of God has come upon them at last.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or them fully
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