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Men, &c. See note on Acts 1:11 with Acts 7:2 .
defence . Greek. apologia. Occurs eight times, here; Act 25:16 . 1 Corinthians 9:3 . 2 Corinthians 7:11 .Philippians 1:1 , Philippians 1:7 , Philippians 1:17 ; 2Ti 4:16 . 1 Peter 3:15 . See the verb, Acts 19:33 .
spake . . . to = addressed. Greek. prosphoneo, as in Acts 21:40 .
Hebrew . Greek. Hebrais, as in Acts 21:40 .
tongue . Greek. dialektos, as in Acts 1:19 .
kept, &c . = shewed silence the more.
verily . Texts omit.
man . Greek. aner . App-123 .
in Cilicia = of Cilicia.
brought up . Greek. anatrepho. Only here and Acts 7:20 , Acts 7:21 .
Gamaliel . See note on Acts 5:34 . Only mentioned in these two places.
taught . Greek. paideuo, to train a child ( pais ), instruct, chastise. See Acts 7:22 .Luke 23:16 , Luke 23:22 .
according to . Greek. kata. App-104 .
perfect manner . Literally accuracy. Greek. akribeia. Only here. Much used by medical writers.
of the fathers . Greek. patroos , pertaining to the fathers. Only here, Acts 24:14 ; Acts 28:17 .
and was = being. Gr huparcho . See note on Luke 9:48 .
zealous . See note on Acts 21:20 .
toward = of, i.e. a zealot in behalf of. Compare Philippians 1:3 , Philippians 1:5 , Philippians 1:6 .
God . App-98 .
as ye, &c . This was to conciliate them. Figure of speech Protherapeia . App-6 .
this . Emph.
way . See Acts 9:2 .
unto = as far as.
the . Omit.
binding . Greek. desmeuo . Only here and Matthew 23:4 .
delivering . Same as "commit" in Acts 8:3 .
women . Compare Acts 8:3 ; Acts 9:2 .
also, &c . = the high priest also.
bear . . . witness . Greek. martureo . See p. 1511. Same as Acts 15:8 .
all the estate, &c . = the whole presbytery. Greek. presbuterion . Only here, Luke 22:66 . 1 Timothy 4:14 .
brethren . This means the Jewish rulers in Damascus.
went = was going.
to = unto. Greek. eis . App-104 .
there . Greek. ekeise . Only here and Acts 21:3 . Add "also".
for to be punished = in order that (Greek. hina) they might be punished. Greek. timoreo . Only here and Acts 26:11 .
was come nigh = drew near.
unto = to.
noon . Greek. mesembria . Only here and Acts 8:26 (south).
suddenly . Greek. exaiphnes . See note on Acts 9:3 .
shone . . . round . Greek. periastrapto . See note on Acts 9:3 .
from = out of. Greek. ek . App-104 .
heaven = the heaven. See note on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
light . Greek. phos . App-130 .
ground . Greek. edaphos . Only here.
heard . See note on Acts 9:4 .
Saul, Saul . See note on Acts 9:4 .
answered . Greek. apokrinomai . App-122 .
Lord . App-98 .
Jesus . App-98 .
of Nazareth = the Nazarene. See Acts 2:22 . The Lord Himself uses the despised name.
with . Greek. sun . App-104 .
saw = beheld. Greek. theaomai . App-133 . It was no mere lightning flash. Compare "glory", Acts 22:11 .
and were afraid . Omit.
heard . See note on Acts 9:7 .
spake . Greek. laleo. App-121 .
What shall I do . This question is only in this account.
Arise . Greek. anistemi. App-178 .
told . Greek. laleo , as in Acts 22:9 .
of = concerning. Greek. peri . App-104 .
appointed . Greek. tasso . See note on Acts 13:48 .
see . Greek. emblepo. App-133 .:7.
for = from. Greek. apo. App-104 .
glory . Greek. doxa. See note on John 1:14 . Compare Acts 7:55 .
that . Emph.
led by the hand . See note on Acts 9:8 .
of = by. Greek. hup o. App-104 .
were with . Greek. suneimi. Only here and Luke 9:18 .
one = a certain. Greek. tis . App-123 .
devout . Greek. eusebes. See note on Acts 10:2 , but the texts read eulabes , as in Acts 2:5 .
having a good report = borne witness to. Greek. matureo, as in Acts 22:5 . Compare Hebrews 11:2 , Hebrews 11:4 , &c, Revised Version.
dwelt . Greek. katoikeo. See note on Acts 2:5 .
Saul . Greek. Saoul, as in Acts 22:7 .
receive thy sight . Literally look up. Greek. anablepo. App-133 .:6.
looked up . Same word. Greek. anablepo .
chosen = destined. Greek. procheirizomai. Only here and Acts 26:16 . Not the same as in Acts 1:2 , &c.
that thou shouldest know = to know. Greek. ginosko. App-132 .
will . Greek. thelema. App-102 .
see . Greek. eid o n . App-133 .
that Just One = the Righteous One. Greek. dikaios. App-191 . Compare Acts 3:14 ; Act 7:52 . 1 John 2:1 . Figure of speech Antonomasia. App-6 . Paul was thus led to avoid using any term that would excite his hearers.
shouldest hear = to hear.
the voice of His mouth = His commands. Figure of speech Idioma. App-6 . Paul thus received his commission direct from the Lord Himself. Compare Galatians 1:1 , Galatians 1:12 .
of = out of. Gr ek. App-104 .
His witness = a witness to Him.
witness . See Acts 1:8 .
men . Greek. anthropos. App-123 .
what = the things which.
seen . Greek. horao. App-133 .
baptized . App-115 . The verb is in Mid. Voice.
wash away . Greek. apolouo. App-136 and App-185 .
sins . Greek. hamartia. App-128 .
calling on . See note on Acts 2:21 .
the name . See note on Acts 2:38 .
the Lord . The texts read "of Him", i.e. His name, referring to the Righteous One.
was come again = returned. See Acts 9:26 . Galatians 1:18 . App-180 .
prayed = was praying. Greek. proseuchomai . App-134 .
temple . Greek. hieron. See Matthew 23:16 . A point to weigh with his hearers.
trance . Greek. ekstasis. See note on Acts 10:10 .
saying . Before "saying" supply ellipsis, "and heard Him".
quickly = with (Greek. en. App-104 .) speed.
out of . Greek. ek . App-104 .
receive . Greek. paradechomai. See note on Acts 16:21 . Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-6 .
testimony . Greek. marturia. See note on p. 1511 and Compare Acts 1:8 .
concerning . Greek. peri . App-104 .
they = they themselves,
know . Greek. epistamai. App-132 .
imprisoned = was imprisoning. Greek. phulakizo. Only here.
beat = was beating. Greek. dero . See note on Acts 5:40 .
in every synagogue . Greek. kata tas sunagogas, synagogue by synagogue. Showing Paul's systematic action.
believed . Greek. pisteuo. App-150 .
Thy martyr Stephen = Stephen Thy witness (Greek. martur. See Acts 1:8 ).
shed = being poured out. Greek. ekcheo as in Acts 2:17 , Acts 2:18 , Acts 2:33 .
consenting . Greek. suneudokeo. See note on Acts 8:1 .
unto his death . The texts omit.
kept = was guarding.
raiment = garments. As in Acts 14:14 .
slew . Greek. anaireo. See note on Acts 2:23 .
send . Greek. exapostello. App-174 .
Gentiles = nations. Greek. ethnos.
gave him audience = were listening to him. As in Acts 22:7 , the verb followed by the Genitive case shows that they followed what he was saying.
word . Greek. logos. App-121 . The thought of Gentiles on an equality with Jews was intolerable.
lifted up, &c . Compare Acts 2:14 ; Acts 14:11 .
Away . See note on John 19:15 .
earth . Greek. ge . App-129 .
fit . Greek. katheko . Only here and Romans 1:28 . To teach the Gentiles that the Messiah of the Jews was a crucified malefactor was an outrageous offence to the orthodox Jew (1 Corinthians 1:23 ).
cried out = were crying out. Greek. kraugazo. See John 18:40 .
cast off . Greek. ripto .
clothes = outer garments. Greek. himation. Holding them in their hands and tossing them upward.
threw = were throwing. Greek. ballo. App-174 .
chief captain . See note on Acts 21:31 .
castle . See note on Acts 21:34 .
examined . Greek. anetazo . Only here and Acts 22:29 .
scourging . Greek. mastix. Here and Hebrews 11:36 translated "scourging"; in the Gospels (Mark 3:10 ; Mark 5:29 , Mark 5:34 , Luke 7:21 ) Translated "plague". Compare John 19:1 .
that = in order that. Greek. hina .
know . Greek. epiginosko. App-132 .
wherefore = on account of (Greek. dia) . what cause.
cried = were shouting. Greek. epiphoneo. See note on Acts 12:22 .
against . Literally "at". No preposition.
bound . Greek. pr oteino, to stretch out or tie up. Only here.
thongs . Greek. himas. Here, Mark 1:7 . Luke 3:16 . John 1:27 .
centurion . See note on Acts 21:32 .
Is it = If (Greek. ei . App-118 . a) it is.
scourge . Greek. mastizo. Only here. The usual word is mastigoo.
uncondemned . Greek. akatakritos. See note on Acts 16:37 .
went . The chiliarch having given his orders, had gone to his quarters.
told . Greek. apangello. See note on Acts 16:36 .
Take heed . The texts omit.
what thou doest = what art thou about to do?
sum . Greek. kephalaion. Only here and Hebrews 8:1 . In Septuagint Leviticus 6:4 .Numbers 4:2 ; Numbers 5:7 (principal), &c.
obtained . Greek. ktaomai. See note on Acts 1:18 .
freedom . Greek. politeia = citizenship. Here and Ephesians 2:12 .
born = "even born so. "
straightway . Greek. eutheos, as in Acts 21:30 (forthwith).
departed . See note on Acts 19:9 .
should have, &c . = were about to examine.
On the morrow = But on the morrow.
because, &c . = wishing (Greek. boulomai. App-102 .) to know.
certainty . See note on Acts 21:34 .
accused. Greek. katlgoreo. Occurs nine times in Acts.
of . Greek. para. App-104 , but the texts read hup o, xviii. 1.
from his bands . The texts omit.
council = the Sanhedrin. See John 11:47 .
appear . The texts read "come together".
brought . . . down . Greek. katago. See note on Acts 21:3 .
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