31 While they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the [a]commander of the Roman[b]cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.32 At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the [c]commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.33 Then the [d]commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.34 But among the crowd some were shouting one thing and some another, and when he could not find out the [e]facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the barracks.35 When he got to the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the [f]mob;36 for the multitude of the people kept following them, shouting, “Away with him!”
37 As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the [g]commander, “May I say something to you?” And he *said, “Do you know Greek?
Acts 21:31I.e. chiliarch, in command of one thousand troops
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