Acts 26:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

exaireo (Greek #1807)
actively, to tear out; middle voice, to select; figuratively, to release
KJV usage: deliver, pluck out, rescue.
Pronounce: ex-ahee-reh'-o
Origin: from 1537 and 138
se (Greek #4571)
KJV usage: thee, thou, X thy house.
Pronounce: seh
Origin: accusative case singular of 4771
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
the people
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
laos (Greek #2992)
a people (in general; thus differing from 1218, which denotes one's own populace)
KJV usage: people.
Pronounce: lah-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
from the Gentiles
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ethnos (Greek #1484)
a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan)
KJV usage: Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
Pronounce: eth'-nos
Origin: probably from 1486
, unto
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
g whom
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
nun (Greek #3568)
"now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate
KJV usage: henceforth, + hereafter, of late, soon, present, this (time). See also 3569, 3570.
Pronounce: noon
Origin: a primary particle of present time
I send
apostello (Greek #649)
set apart, i.e. (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively
KJV usage: put in, send (away, forth, out), set (at liberty).
Pronounce: ap-os-tel'-lo
Origin: from 575 and 4724
se (Greek #4571)
KJV usage: thee, thou, X thy house.
Pronounce: seh
Origin: accusative case singular of 4771

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Acts 9:23‑25,29‑30• 23Now when many days were fulfilled, the Jews consulted together to kill him.
24But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched also the gates both day and night, that they might kill him;
25but the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
29and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with the Hellenists; but they sought to kill him.
30And the brethren knowing it, brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.
(Acts 9:23‑25,29‑30)
Acts 13:50• 50But the Jews excited the women of the upper classes who were worshippers, and the first people of the city, and raised a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their coasts. (Acts 13:50)
Acts 14:5‑6,19‑20• 5And when an assault was making, both of those of the nations and the Jews with their rulers, to use them ill and stone them,
6they, being aware of it, fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding country,
19But there came Jews from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds and stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing him to have died.
20But while the disciples encircled him, he rose up and entered into the city. And on the morrow he went away with Barnabas to Derbe.
(Acts 14:5‑6,19‑20)
Acts 16:39• 39And they came and besought them, and having brought them out, asked them to go out of the city. (Acts 16:39)
Acts 17:10,14• 10But the brethren immediately sent away, in the night, Paul and Silas to Berea; who, being arrived, went away into the synagogue of the Jews.
14And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as to the sea; but Silas and Timotheus abode there.
(Acts 17:10,14)
Acts 18:10,12‑16• 10because *I* am with thee, and no one shall set upon thee to injure thee; because I have much people in this city.
12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one consent rose against Paul and led him to the judgment-seat,
13saying, This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law.
14But as Paul was going to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If indeed it was some wrong or wicked criminality, O Jews, of reason I should have borne with you;
15but if it be questions about words, and names, and the law that ye have, see to it yourselves; for *I* do not intend to be judge of these things.
16And he drove them from the judgment-seat.
(Acts 18:10,12‑16)
Acts 19:28‑41• 28And having heard this, and being filled with rage, they cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.
29And the whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord to the theatre, having seized and carried off with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul.
30But Paul intending to go in to the people, the disciples suffered him not;
31and some of the Asiarchs also, who were his friends, sent to him and urged him not to throw himself into the theatre.
32Different persons therefore cried out some different thing; for the assembly was tumultuous, and the most did not know for what cause they had come together.
33But from among the crowd they put forward Alexander, the Jews pushing him forward. And Alexander, beckoning with his hand, would have made a defence to the people.
34But, recognising that he was a Jew, there was one cry from all, shouting for about two hours, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.
35And the townclerk, having quieted the crowd, said, Ephesians, what man is there then who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of Artemis the great, and of the image which fell down from heaven?
36These things therefore being undeniable, it is necessary that ye should be calm and do nothing headlong.
37For ye have brought these men, who are neither temple-plunderers, nor speak injuriously of your goddess.
38If therefore Demetrius and the artisans who are with him have a matter against any one, the courts are being held, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.
39But if ye inquire anything concerning other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly.
40For also we are in danger to be put in accusation for sedition for this affair of to-day, no cause existing in reference to which we shall be able to give a reason for this concourse.
41And having said these things, he dismissed the assembly.
(Acts 19:28‑41)
Acts 21:28‑36• 28crying, Israelites, help! this is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place, and has brought Greeks too into the temple, and profaned this holy place.
29For they had before seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.
30And the whole city was moved, and there was a concourse of the people; and having laid hold on Paul they drew him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut.
31And as they were seeking to kill him, a representation came to the chiliarch of the band that the whole of Jerusalem was in a tumult;
32who, taking with him immediately soldiers and centurions, ran down upon them. But they, seeing the chiliarch and the soldiers, ceased beating Paul.
33Then the chiliarch came up and laid hold upon him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.
34And different persons cried some different thing in the crowd. But he, not being able to know the certainty on account of the uproar, commanded him to be brought into the fortress.
35But when he got upon the stairs it was so that he was borne by the soldiers on account of the violence of the crowd.
36For the multitude of the people followed, crying, Away with him.
(Acts 21:28‑36)
Acts 22:21‑22• 21And he said to me, Go, for *I* will send thee to the nations afar off.
22And they heard him until this word, and lifted up their voice, saying, Away with such a one as that from the earth, for it was not fit he should live.
(Acts 22:21‑22)
Acts 23:10‑24• 10And a great tumult having arisen, the chiliarch, fearing lest Paul should have been torn in pieces by them, commanded the troop to come down and take him by force from the midst of them, and to bring him into the fortress.
11But the following night the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good courage; for as thou hast testified the things concerning me at Jerusalem, so thou must bear witness at Rome also.
12And when it was day, the Jews, having banded together, put themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they should kill Paul.
13And they were more than forty who had joined together in this oath;
14and they went to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have cursed ourselves with a curse to taste nothing until we kill Paul.
15Now therefore do ye with the council make a representation to the chiliarch so that he may bring him down to you, as about to determine more precisely what concerns him, and we, before he draws near, are ready to kill him.
16But Paul's sister's son, having heard of the lying in wait, came and entered into the fortress and reported it to Paul.
17And Paul, having called one of the centurions, said, Take this youth to the chiliarch, for he has something to report to him.
18He therefore, having taken him with him, led him to the chiliarch, and says, The prisoner Paul called me to him and asked me to lead this youth to thee, who has something to say to thee.
19And the chiliarch having taken him by the hand, and having gone apart in private, inquired, What is it that thou hast to report to me?
20And he said, The Jews have agreed together to make a request to thee, that thou mayest bring Paul down to-morrow into the council, as about to inquire something more precise concerning him.
21Do not thou then be persuaded by them, for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have put themselves under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they kill him; and now they are ready waiting the promise from thee.
22The chiliarch then dismissed the youth, commanding him, Utter to no one that thou hast represented these things to me.
23And having called to him certain two of the centurions, he said, Prepare two hundred soldiers that they may go as far as Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred light-armed footmen, for the third hour of the night.
24And he ordered them to provide beasts, that they might set Paul on them and carry him safe through to Felix the governor,
(Acts 23:10‑24)
Acts 25:3,9‑11• 3asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.
9But Festus, desirous of obliging the Jews, to acquire their favour, answering Paul, said, Art thou willing to go up to Jerusalem, there to be judged before me concerning these things?
10But Paul said, I am standing before the judgment-seat of Caesar, where I ought to be judged. To the Jews have I done no wrong, as *thou* also very well knowest.
11If then I have done any wrong and committed anything worthy of death, I do not deprecate dying; but if there is nothing of those things of which they accuse me, no man can give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.
(Acts 25:3,9‑11)
Acts 27:42‑44• 42And the counsel of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one should swim off and escape.
43But the centurion, desirous of saving Paul, hindered them of their purpose, and commanded those who were able to swim, casting themselves first into the sea, to get out on land;
44and the rest, some on boards, some on some of the things that came from the ship; and thus it came to pass that all got safe to land.
(Acts 27:42‑44)
Psa. 34:19• 19Many are the adversities of the righteous, but Jehovah delivereth him out of them all: (Psa. 34:19)
Psa. 37:32‑33• 32The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:
33Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
(Psa. 37:32‑33)
2 Cor. 1:8‑10• 8For we do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, as to our tribulation which happened to us in Asia, that we were excessively pressed beyond our power, so as to despair even of living.
9But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
10who has delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver; in whom we confide that he will also yet deliver;
(2 Cor. 1:8‑10)
2 Cor. 4:8‑10• 8every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not entirely shut up;
9persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
10always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body;
(2 Cor. 4:8‑10)
2 Cor. 11:23‑26• 23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) *I* above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft.
24From the Jews five times have I received forty stripes, save one.
25Thrice have I been scourged, once I have been stoned, three times I have suffered shipwreck, a night and day I passed in the deep:
26in journeyings often, in perils of rivers, in perils of robbers, in perils from my own race, in perils from the nations, in perils in the city, in perils in the desert, in perils on the sea, in perils among false brethren;
(2 Cor. 11:23‑26)
2 Tim. 3:11• 11persecutions, sufferings: what sufferings happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured; and the Lord delivered me out of all. (2 Tim. 3:11)
2 Tim. 4:16‑17• 16At my first defence no man stood with me, but all deserted me. May it not be imputed to them.
17But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.
(2 Tim. 4:16‑17)
the Gentiles.
Acts 9:15• 15And the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is an elect vessel to me, to bear my name before both nations and kings and the sons of Israel: (Acts 9:15)
Acts 22:21• 21And he said to me, Go, for *I* will send thee to the nations afar off. (Acts 22:21)
Acts 28:28• 28Be it known to you therefore, that this salvation of God has been sent to the nations; *they* also will hear it. (Acts 28:28)
Rom. 11:13• 13For I speak to you, the nations, inasmuch as *I* am apostle of nations, I glorify my ministry; (Rom. 11:13)
Rom. 15:16• 16for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:16)
Gal. 2:9• 9and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that *we* should go to the nations, and *they* to the circumcision; (Gal. 2:9)
Eph. 3:7‑8• 7of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.
8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,
(Eph. 3:7‑8)
1 Tim. 2:7• 7to which *I* have been appointed a herald and apostle, (I speak the truth, I do not lie,) a teacher of the nations in faith and truth. (1 Tim. 2:7)
2 Tim. 1:11• 11to which *I* have been appointed a herald and apostle and teacher of the nations. (2 Tim. 1:11)
2 Tim. 4:17• 17But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth. (2 Tim. 4:17)

J. N. Darby Translation

taking thee out from among the people, and the nations, to whom *I* send thee,

W. Kelly Translation

taking thee out from the people and from the Gentiles unto whom I send thee1,

WK Translation Notes

taking thee out: Verse 17 is not well given by either the Revisers or the Authorized Version. Though the word may bear ’delivering’, as it often signifies, its simpler meaning of ’taking out’ is far more suitable to the context and the truth intended and verified in the apostle’s career. It is admitted on all hands that the Lord’s taking Saul out from the people (or the Jews) is suitable; but De Wette and Meyer allege that it does not chime in with the Gentiles. This seems quite a mistake. Separation from both is most appropriate to characterize his position; and there is no need to extend ’unto whom I send thee’ beyond the latter.... The ’I’ is emphatic, and the adverb ’now’ only added by inferior witnesses.
The difficulty these scholars feel is owing to their ignorance of Christian position, and even of Christianity according to Scripture. For the Jew believing in Christ is not leveled down to a Gentile, nor yet is the believing Gentile raised up to that of the Jew; but the Holy Spirit unites both to Christ in heavenly glory, while at the same time the gospel of grace goes forth indiscriminately, but to the Gentile practically, as the once favored nation is given up to temporary blindness in God’s just judgment. (Exp. of Acts, p.372-3)
taking thee out: ἐξαιρ. does not seem to mean deliverance or rescue, but taking Paul out from the people, and from the Gentiles. (Bible Treasury 13:336)