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Acts 22:28

28 The tribune answered, “I bought this citizenship for a large sum.” Paul said, “But I am a citizen by birth.”

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Acts 22:28 — The New International Version (NIV)

28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”

“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.

Acts 22:28 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

Acts 22:28 — New Living Translation (NLT)

28 “I am, too,” the commander muttered, “and it cost me plenty!”

Paul answered, “But I am a citizen by birth!”

Acts 22:28 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

28 The commander answered, “With a large sum I obtained this citizenship.”

And Paul said, “But I was born a citizen.”

Acts 22:28 — New Century Version (NCV)

28 The commander said, “I paid a lot of money to become a Roman citizen.”

But Paul said, “I was born a citizen.”

Acts 22:28 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Acts 22:28 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Acts 22:28 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

28 The officer replied, “I paid a lot of money to become a Roman citizen.” 

Paul replied, “But I was born a Roman citizen.” 

Acts 22:28 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

28 The commander replied, “I bought this citizenship for a large amount of money.”

“But I was born a citizen,” Paul said.

Acts 22:28 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 The tribune answered, “It cost me a large sum of money to get my citizenship.” Paul said, “But I was born a citizen.”

Acts 22:28 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

28 And the military tribune replied, “I acquired this citizenship for a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I indeed was born a citizen.

Acts 22:28 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

28 Then the officer said, “I had to pay a lot of money to become a citizen.”

“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.

Acts 22:28 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

28 The commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born a citizen.


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