Men, &c. See note on Acts 1:11 with Acts 7:2.
defence. Greek. apologia. Occurs eight times, here; Acts 25:16. 1 Corinthians 9:3. 2 Corinthians 7:11. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:17; 2 Timothy 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.
as ye, &c. This was to conciliate them. Figure of speech Protherapeia. App-6.
way. See Acts 9:2.
unto = as far as.
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.
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.
led by the hand. See note on Acts 9:8.
of = by. Greek. hupo. 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. eidon. App-133.
that Just One = the Righteous One. Greek. dikaios. App-191. Compare Acts 3:14; Acts 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. proteino, 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 hupo, 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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