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Acts 24

Introduction

Overview

Acts 24:1, Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator, Acts 24:10. answers for his life and doctrine; Acts 24:24, He preaches Christ to the governor and his wife; Acts 24:26, The governor hopes for a bribe, but in vain; Acts 24:27, At last, going out of his office, he leaves Paul in prison.

Verse 1

five: Acts 24:11, Acts 21:27

Ananias: Acts 23:2, Acts 23:30, Acts 23:35, Acts 25:2

orator: Acts 12:21, Isaiah 3:3, 1 Corinthians 2:1, 1 Corinthians 2:4

informed: Acts 25:2, Acts 25:15, Psalms 11:2

Reciprocal: Ezra 4:5 - hired Psalms 52:2 - Thy Jeremiah 20:10 - Report Matthew 10:18 - be Matthew 26:59 - sought Mark 13:9 - take Mark 14:55 - sought Luke 21:12 - before Acts 6:11 - they Romans 15:31 - I may

Verse 2

Seeing: Felix, bad as he was, had certainly rendered some services to Judaea. He had entirely subdued a very formidable banditti which had infested the country, and sent their captain, Eliezar, to Rome; had suppressed the sedition raised by the Egyptian impostor (Acts 21:38); and had quelled a very afflictive disturbance which took place between the Syrians and Jews of Cesarea. But, though Tertullus might truly say, "by thee we enjoy great quietness," yet it is evident that he was guilty of the grossest flattery, as we have seen both from his own historians and Josephus, that he was both a bad man and a bad governor. Acts 24:26, Acts 24:27, Psalms 10:3, Psalms 12:2, Psalms 12:3, Proverbs 26:28, Proverbs 29:5, Jude 1:16

Reciprocal: Job 32:21 - flattering Psalms 15:4 - a vile Proverbs 28:4 - that Daniel 6:6 - King Daniel 6:12 - they 1 Timothy 5:19 - receive

Verse 3

most: Acts 23:26,*Gr: Acts 26:25, Luke 1:3,*Gr.

Reciprocal: Job 32:21 - flattering Psalms 15:4 - a vile Acts 23:24 - Felix Acts 24:26 - hoped

Verse 4

that: Hebrews 11:32

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:16 - stand Jeremiah 26:11 - saying Acts 26:3 - to hear

Verse 5

we have: Acts 6:13, Acts 16:20, Acts 16:21, Acts 17:6, Acts 17:7, Acts 21:28, Acts 22:22, Acts 28:22, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 18:18, Jeremiah 38:4, Amos 7:10, Matthew 5:11, Matthew 5:12, Matthew 10:25, 1 Corinthians 4:13

and a mover: 1 Samuel 22:7-9, Ezra 4:12-19, Nehemiah 6:5-8, Esther 3:8, Luke 23:2, Luke 23:5, Luke 23:19, Luke 23:25, 1 Peter 2:12-15, 1 Peter 2:19

the sect: Acts 24:14,*Gr: Acts 5:17, Acts 15:5, Acts 26:5, Acts 28:22, 1 Corinthians 11:19,*Gr.

Nazarenes: Matthew 2:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:4 - wherefore 1 Kings 21:13 - the king Ezra 4:6 - wrote Nehemiah 2:19 - will ye rebel Job 32:3 - and yet Psalms 35:11 - False witnesses Psalms 52:2 - Thy Psalms 119:69 - proud Proverbs 18:17 - General Jeremiah 37:13 - Thou Ezekiel 22:9 - men that carry tales Luke 2:34 - for a Luke 6:22 - separate Luke 23:10 - and vehemently Acts 2:22 - Jesus Acts 18:13 - General Acts 23:29 - questions Acts 24:12 - General Acts 25:7 - and laid Acts 26:9 - the name 2 Corinthians 6:8 - evil

Verse 6

gone: Acts 24:12, Acts 19:37, Acts 21:27-29

whom: Acts 21:30-32, Acts 22:23, Acts 23:10-15

and: John 18:31, John 19:7, John 19:8

Reciprocal: Psalms 35:11 - False witnesses Proverbs 18:17 - General Acts 18:13 - General Acts 18:15 - for Acts 21:28 - Men Acts 23:29 - questions Acts 25:7 - and laid Acts 25:8 - Neither Acts 28:22 - for 1 Peter 2:12 - that

Verse 7

the chief: Acts 21:31-33, Acts 23:23-32, Proverbs 4:16

great: Acts 21:35, Acts 23:10

Reciprocal: Acts 21:32 - and ran Acts 23:27 - was taken Acts 23:30 - and gave Acts 24:22 - When

Verse 8

Commanding: Acts 23:30, Acts 23:35, Acts 25:5, Acts 25:15, Acts 25:16

by: Acts 24:19-21

Verse 9

Acts 6:11-13, Psalms 4:2, Psalms 62:3, Psalms 62:4, Psalms 64:2-8, Isaiah 59:4-7, Jeremiah 9:3-6, Ezekiel 22:27-29, Micah 6:12, Micah 6:13, Micah 7:2, Micah 7:3, Matthew 26:59, Matthew 26:60, John 8:44

Verse 10

had: Acts 12:17, Acts 13:16, Acts 19:33, Acts 21:40, Acts 26:1

many: "Felix, made procurator over Judea, ad 53."

a judge: Acts 18:15, 1 Samuel 2:25, Luke 12:14, Luke 18:2

I do: 1 Peter 3:15

Reciprocal: Daniel 3:15 - we are Acts 22:1 - my Acts 23:24 - Felix Acts 23:29 - questions Acts 23:35 - when Acts 24:22 - having Acts 26:3 - because Acts 28:17 - though Acts 28:18 - General

Verse 11

but: Acts 24:1, Acts 21:18, Acts 21:27, Acts 22:30, Acts 23:11, Acts 23:23, Acts 23:32, Acts 23:33

to worship: Acts 24:17, Acts 21:26

Verse 12

Acts 24:5, Acts 25:8, Acts 28:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:15 - done Judges 11:15 - Israel took Nehemiah 6:8 - There are Psalms 35:11 - False witnesses Proverbs 18:17 - General John 18:21 - ask Acts 24:6 - gone

Verse 13

Acts 25:7, 1 Peter 3:16

Reciprocal: Judges 11:15 - Israel took 1 Kings 18:18 - I have not Ezra 4:6 - wrote Nehemiah 6:8 - There are Job 32:3 - and yet Psalms 35:11 - False witnesses Psalms 119:69 - proud Proverbs 18:17 - General Jeremiah 20:10 - Report Jeremiah 37:13 - Thou Ezekiel 22:9 - men that carry tales Daniel 6:5 - General Luke 23:2 - forbidding John 18:21 - ask 1 Peter 2:12 - that

Verse 14

I confess: Psalms 119:46, Matthew 10:32

after: Acts 9:2, Acts 19:9, Acts 19:23, Amos 8:14, 2 Peter 2:2

heresy: Acts 24:5, 1 Corinthians 11:19, Galatians 5:20, Titus 3:10, 2 Peter 2:1

so: Micah 4:2

the God: Acts 3:13, Acts 5:30, Acts 7:32, Acts 22:14, Exodus 3:15, 1 Chronicles 29:18, 2 Timothy 1:3

believing: Acts 3:22-24, Acts 10:43, Acts 26:22, Acts 26:27, Acts 28:23, Luke 1:70, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:44, John 5:39-47, 1 Peter 1:11, Revelation 19:10

in the law: Acts 13:15, Matthew 7:12, Matthew 22:40, Luke 16:16, Luke 16:29, John 1:45, Romans 3:21

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 15:12 - seek Acts 4:2 - preached Acts 22:4 - this Acts 26:5 - sect Acts 28:22 - for

Verse 15

have: Acts 24:21, Acts 26:6, Acts 26:7, Acts 28:20-31

that: Acts 23:6-8, Job 19:25, Job 19:26, Daniel 12:2, Matthew 22:31, Matthew 22:32, John 5:28, John 5:29, 1 Corinthians 15:12-27, Philippians 3:21, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16, Revelation 20:6, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:13

Reciprocal: Isaiah 26:19 - dead men Luke 14:14 - the resurrection Luke 20:35 - to John 11:24 - I know Acts 4:2 - preached Acts 10:22 - a just Acts 24:25 - righteousness Colossians 1:5 - the hope Titus 2:13 - blessed Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection Hebrews 11:35 - that they

Verse 16

Acts 23:1, Romans 2:15, Romans 9:1, 1 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:10, 1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Timothy 1:19, 1 Timothy 3:9, 2 Timothy 1:3, Titus 1:15, Titus 2:11-13, Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 10:22, Hebrews 13:18, 1 Peter 2:19, 1 Peter 3:16, 1 Peter 3:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:1 - walk Deuteronomy 26:13 - I have not 1 Samuel 12:5 - ye have 1 Chronicles 29:17 - in the uprightness 2 Chronicles 31:20 - wrought Job 22:3 - thou makest Job 27:6 - my heart Psalms 18:21 - For I Psalms 19:13 - upright Psalms 25:21 - General Psalms 103:18 - remember Psalms 106:3 - doeth Psalms 119:1 - undefiled Proverbs 16:17 - highway Jeremiah 37:18 - General Ezekiel 18:9 - walked Daniel 6:22 - forasmuch Luke 1:6 - walking Luke 2:25 - just Acts 11:24 - he was Romans 13:5 - conscience Romans 14:22 - Happy Philippians 1:10 - that ye may be 1 Timothy 2:2 - all godliness 1 Timothy 4:7 - exercise Titus 2:12 - live

Verse 17

to bring: Acts 11:29, Acts 11:30, Acts 20:16, Romans 15:25, Romans 15:26, 1 Corinthians 16:1, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Galatians 2:10

offerings: Acts 21:26

Reciprocal: Ezra 1:4 - let the men Isaiah 60:5 - forces Zephaniah 3:10 - General Zechariah 6:10 - which Matthew 6:2 - when Luke 11:41 - rather Acts 19:21 - to go Acts 23:5 - I wist Acts 24:11 - to worship Acts 25:8 - Neither 2 Corinthians 8:4 - the ministering

Verse 18

Acts 21:26-30, Acts 26:21

Reciprocal: John 11:55 - to purify John 18:21 - ask Acts 19:21 - to go Acts 21:24 - and purify Acts 21:27 - the Jews Acts 21:28 - This is

Verse 19

Acts 23:30, Acts 25:16

Reciprocal: Acts 24:8 - by

Verse 20

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 12:5 - ye have 1 Kings 18:18 - I have not Daniel 6:5 - General

Verse 21

Touching: Acts 4:2, Acts 23:6, Acts 26:6-8, Acts 28:20

Reciprocal: Daniel 6:5 - General John 3:19 - because Acts 19:9 - but spake Acts 24:15 - have Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection

Verse 22

having: Acts 24:10, Acts 24:24, Acts 26:3

When: Acts 24:7, Acts 18:20, Acts 25:26, Deuteronomy 19:18

Reciprocal: Job 36:4 - perfect Acts 19:23 - that Acts 21:31 - chief Acts 23:24 - Felix Acts 23:35 - when Acts 28:18 - General

Verse 23

and to: Acts 24:26, Acts 27:3, Acts 28:16, Acts 28:31, Proverbs 16:7

his: Acts 21:8-14

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 38:13 - Jeremiah Jeremiah 39:11 - gave Matthew 14:9 - sorry Luke 7:8 - under Acts 27:1 - a centurion Hebrews 13:3 - them that

Verse 24

he sent: Acts 26:22, Mark 6:20, Luke 19:3, Luke 23:8

the faith: Acts 16:31, Acts 20:21, Galatians 2:16, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 3:2, 1 John 5:1, Jude 1:3, Revelation 14:12

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:4 - Tell Proverbs 28:6 - General Daniel 3:13 - Then Matthew 14:4 - General Mark 6:18 - It is John 19:12 - from Acts 17:19 - May Acts 23:35 - when Acts 24:22 - having Acts 24:26 - wherefore Romans 1:18 - who hold 1 Corinthians 1:27 - General Philippians 1:27 - the faith James 2:1 - the faith

Verse 25

he: Acts 17:2, 1 Samuel 12:7, Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 41:21, Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 3:15

righteousness: Acts 24:15, Acts 24:26, 2 Samuel 23:3, Job 29:14, Psalms 11:7, Psalms 45:7, Psalms 58:1, Psalms 58:2, Psalms 72:2, Psalms 82:1-4, Proverbs 16:12, Ecclesiastes 3:16, Isaiah 1:21, Isaiah 16:5, Isaiah 61:8, Jeremiah 22:3, Jeremiah 22:15-17, Ezekiel 45:9, Daniel 4:27, Hosea 10:4, Hosea 10:12, Amos 5:24, Amos 6:12, John 16:8, 1 John 3:7, 1 John 3:10

temperance: Proverbs 31:3-5, Ecclesiastes 10:16, Ecclesiastes 10:17, Isaiah 28:6, Isaiah 28:7, Daniel 5:1-4, Daniel 5:30, Hosea 7:5, Mark 6:18-24, Galatians 5:23, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12, 1 Peter 4:4, 2 Peter 1:6

judgment: Acts 10:42, Acts 17:13, Psalms 50:3, Psalms 50:4, Ecclesiastes 3:17, Ecclesiastes 5:8, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 2:16, Romans 14:12, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, 2 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 6:2, Hebrews 9:27, 1 Peter 4:5, Revelation 20:11-15

Felix: Acts 2:37, Acts 9:6, Acts 16:29, 1 Kings 21:27, 2 Kings 22:19, Ezra 10:3, Ezra 10:9, Psalms 99:1, Psalms 119:120, Isaiah 32:11, Isaiah 66:2, Jeremiah 23:29, Habakkuk 3:16, Romans 3:19, Romans 3:20, 1 Corinthians 14:24, 1 Corinthians 14:25, Galatians 3:22, Hebrews 4:1, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 12:21, James 2:19

Go: Acts 16:30-34, Acts 26:28, 1 Kings 22:26, 1 Kings 22:27, Proverbs 1:24-32, Jeremiah 37:17-21, Jeremiah 38:14-28, Matthew 14:5-10, Matthew 22:5, Matthew 25:1-10

when: Acts 17:32, Proverbs 6:4, Proverbs 6:5, Isaiah 55:6, Haggai 1:2, Luke 13:24, Luke 13:25, Luke 17:26-29, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Hebrews 3:7, Hebrews 3:8, Hebrews 3:13, Hebrews 4:11, James 4:13, James 4:14

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 18:12 - afraid 2 Chronicles 18:25 - and carry him back Job 21:31 - declare Psalms 15:4 - a vile Psalms 98:9 - with righteousness Jeremiah 36:16 - they were Hosea 11:10 - shall tremble Hosea 13:13 - an Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth Matthew 14:4 - General Mark 4:16 - which Mark 11:18 - feared Luke 21:15 - which John 16:11 - judgment John 18:38 - What Acts 26:24 - Festus Romans 1:18 - who hold 1 Corinthians 1:27 - General 1 Corinthians 6:9 - unrighteous 1 Corinthians 16:12 - when Titus 2:2 - temperate

Verse 26

hoped: Acts 24:2, Acts 24:3, Exodus 23:8, Deuteronomy 16:19, 1 Samuel 8:3, 1 Samuel 12:3, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Job 15:34, Psalms 26:9, Psalms 26:10, Proverbs 17:8, Proverbs 17:23, Proverbs 19:6, Proverbs 29:4, Isaiah 1:23, Isaiah 33:15, Isaiah 56:11, Ezekiel 22:27, Ezekiel 33:31, Hosea 4:18, Hosea 12:7, Hosea 12:8, Amos 2:6, Amos 2:7, Micah 3:11, Micah 7:3, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Ephesians 5:5, Ephesians 5:6, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:10, 2 Peter 2:3, 2 Peter 2:14, 2 Peter 2:15

wherefore: Acts 24:24

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 36:16 - they were Matthew 13:19 - and understandeth Mark 4:16 - which John 18:38 - What Acts 2:37 - what Acts 9:6 - trembling Acts 24:23 - and to Acts 24:25 - righteousness 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons

Verse 27

two: Acts 28:30

Porcius Festus: Porcius Festus was put into the government of Judea in the sixth or seventh year of Nero. He died about two years afterwards, and was succeeded by Albinus. Acts 25:1, Acts 26:24, Acts 26:25, Acts 26:32

willing: Acts 12:3, Acts 25:9, Acts 25:14, Exodus 23:2, Proverbs 29:25, Mark 15:15, Luke 23:24, Luke 23:25, Galatians 1:10

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 37:21 - Thus Daniel 6:16 - the king Matthew 27:2 - bound Matthew 27:15 - General Mark 15:6 - General Luke 3:1 - Pontius Pilate Acts 12:11 - all Acts 21:11 - So shall Acts 24:2 - Seeing 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons Hebrews 11:36 - bonds

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Acts 24". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/acts-24.html.