consenting unto = approving of. Greek. suneu-dokeo. Only here, Acts 22:20. Luke 11:48. Romans 1:32. 1 Corinthians 7:12, 1 Corinthians 7:13. Compare John 16:2
death. Greek. anairesis = taking off. Only here and Acts 22:20 Compare anaireo, Acts 2:23, &c. This clause belongs to the previous chapter.
at = en. App-104
time = day
was = arose
scattered abroad. Greek. diaspeiro. Only here, Acts 8:4; Acts 11:19. Compare diaspora. James 1:1. 1 Peter 1:1
throughout. Greek. kata. App-104
regions = districts
except. Greek. plen.
the apostles. They remained at the center of affairs, to watch over the infant assemblies Compare Acts 8:14. See App-189
devout. Greek. eulabes. See note on Acts 2:5.
carried . . . to his burial. Literally carried away together Greek. sunkomizo Only here.
lamentation. Greek. kopetos. Only here.
As for = But.
made havock of. Greek. lumainoimai. Only here
every house. Greek. kata App-104tous oikous = house by house
haling = dragging Gr. suro. See note on John 21:8.
women. Compare Acts 1:14; Acts 5:14.
prison. Greek. phulake. See Acts 5:19
Therefore, &c. = They therefore indeed.
went every where. Lit passed through. Greek. dierchomai. Occ forty-three times, thirty-one times in Luke and Acts.
preaching. Greek. euangelizo. App-121.
word. Greek. logos. App-121.
preached. Greek. kerusso. App-121.
Christ. i.e. the Messiah App-98.
unto = to
people = crowds. Greek. ochlos.
with one accord. Greek. homothumadon. See note on Acts 1:14.
gave heed. Same word as "take heed in Acts 5:35, and "attended" in Acts 16:14.
which Philip spake = spoken by hupo. App-104Philip.
hearing, &c. Literally in that they heard and saw (Greek. blepo. App-133)
miracles = Greek. semeion. App-176
did = was doing
taken with palsies = paralytic. Greek. paraluomai. Only here, Acts 9:33, Luke 5:18, Luke 5:24. Hebrews 12:12. (feeble)
healed. Greek. therapeuo. App-137
was = came to be.
certain. Greek. tis. App-123.
called. Literally by name
beforetime . . . used sorcery Literally before was (Greek. prouparcho Luke 23:12) practicing magic (Greek. mageuo, to act as a magos. Only here. Compare Acts 13:6, Acts 13:8. Matthew 2:1, Matthew 2:7, Matthew 2:16).
and bewitched = bewitching Greek. existemi, to drive out of one"s senses. In middle voice, to be amazed. Compare Acts 2:7, Acts 2:12. Mark 3:21, 2 Corinthians 5:13
people. Greek. ethnos, nation
giving out = saying
some = a certain tis. App-123
from. Greek. apo. App-104.
least, &c. Literally little unto great.
This man = This one.
power. Greek. dunamis. App-172.
God App-98. He thus assumed to be the Divine Logos. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:24.
had regard. Same word as "gave heed" in verses: Acts 8:6; Acts 8:10.
because that . . . he had. Literally because of (Greek. dia. App-104. Acts 8:2) their having been bewitched by.
sorceries = magical arts. Greek. mageia. Only here. Compare mageuo, Acts 8:9.
the things. The texts omit.
concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.
the kingdom of God. App-112and App-114.
name. Compare Acts 3:6.
Jesus Christ. App-98.
believed also = also believed. App-150.
continued = was continuing. Greek. proskartereo. See note on Acts 1:14.
wondered = was amazed, or dumbfounded. Middle of existemi. Compare "bewitched", Acts 8:9.
beholding. Greek. theoreo. App-133.
miracles. Greek. dunamis. App-176.
signs. Greek. semeion. App-176. The Authorized Version reverses the translation here. "Miracles and signs" should be "signs and powers, or mighty works". The texts add "great".
sent. Greek. apostello. App-174.
prayed. Greek. proseuchomai. App-134.
for = concerning. Greek. peri, as in Acts 8:12.
the Holy Ghost = holy spirit. Greek. pneuma hagion. No article. App-101.
none = no one. Greek. oudeis. There is a double negative in the sentence.
were = had been. Greek. huparcho See Luke 9:48.
baptized in = baptized into. App-115.
Jesus. App-98. See App-185.
on = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.
received = were receiving, i.e. continuing to receive.
saw. Greek. theaomai. App-133. The texts read eidon. App-133.
through. Greek. dia. App-104. Acts 8:1.
the Holy Ghost. to pneuma to hagion. Both articles, because referring to what has been already spoken of in Acts 8:15.
was = is.
power = authority. Greek. exousia. App-172.
that = in order that. Greek. hina.
perish. Literally be unto (Greek. eis) destruction (Greek. apoleia). See John 17:12. Peter"s indignant words are an instance of Figure of speech Apodioxis. App-6.
with. Greek. sun. App-104.
that, &c. = to purchase.
gift = free gift. Greek. dorea. See Acts 2:38.
with = through. Greek. diet. App-104. Acts 8:1.
neither = not. Greek. ou.
lot. Greek. kleros. Compare Acts 1:17, Acts 1:25, Acts 1:26.
matter = reckoning, or account. Greek. logos. App-121.
not. Greek. ou, as above.
in the sight of = in the eyes of. Greek. enopion. But the texts read enanti, before.
Repent. Greek. metanoeo. App-111.
of = from. Greek. apo.
wickedness. Greek. kakia. App-128.
pray. Greek. deomai. App-134.
God. App-98. The texts read "Lord".
if. Greek. ei. App-118.
thought. Greek. epinoia. Only here.
may = shall.
forgiven. Greek. aphiemi. App-174.
perceive = see. Greek. horao. App-133.
gall. Greek. chole. Only here and Matthew 27:34. Compare Deuteronomy 29:18.
bitterness. Greek. pikria. Here, Romans 3:14. Ephesians 4:31. Hebrews 12:15.
bond. Greek. sundesmos. Here, Ephesians 4:3. Colossians 2:19; Colossians 3:14. A medical word for a ligature.
iniquity. Greek. adikia. App-128.
answered, &c. App-122.
to. Greek. pros.
none = not one. Greek. medeis.
upon. Greek. epi. App-104. From this incident comes the term "simony" for traffic in sacred things.
And they. Literally They indeed therefore.
testified. Greek. diamarturomai, i.e. fulfilled their testimony. Compare Acts 2:40.
preached = spoke. Greek. laleo. App-121.
preached the gospel in = evangelized. Greek. euangelizo. App-121.
villages. Once John had wished to call down fire from heaven on a Samaritan village. Luke 9:54.
And = But.
the = an.
spake. Greek. laleo, as Acts 8:25.
Arise. Greek. anistemi. App-178.
towards = down to. Greek. kata. App-104.
unto. Greek. epi.
unto. Greek. eis. App-104.
Gaza. One of the five cities of the Philistines; destroyed by Alexander.
behold. Greek. idou. App-133.
of great authority = a potentate. Greek. dunastes. App-98.
under = of.
Candace. A title of the queens of Ethiopia. Compare Pharaoh.
queen. Greek. basilissa. Only here, Matthew 12:42. Luke 11:31. Revelation 18:7.
had the charge of = was over (Greek. epi. App-104.)
treasure. Greek. gaza. Only here.
worship. Greek. proskuneo. App-137.
in = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.
Then = And.
the Spirit, i.e. the angel. App-101.
join thyself. Greek. kollaomai. See note on Acts 5:13.
And. Same as "Then", Acts 8:29.
ran thither to him, and. Literally having run up.
Understandest. Greek. ginosko. App-132. Figure of speech Paregmenon. App-6. "Read" is anaginosko.
except. Literally If (App-118.) . . . not (App-105).
some man = some one. Greek. tis. App-123.
guide me = lead me in the way. Greek. hodegeo. Only here, Matthew 15:14. Luke 6:39. John 16:13. Revelation 7:17.
desired = besought. Greek. parakaleo. App-134.
The place = Now the context. Greek. perioche. Only here. Quoted from Isaiah 53:7, almost word for word from the Septuagint
slaughter. Greek. sphage. Only here, Romans 8:36. James 5:5.
lamb. Greek. amnos. See note on John 1:29.
dumb. Greek. aphonos, voiceless. Only here, 1 Corinthians 12:2; 1 Corinthians 14:10. 2 Peter 2:16. The usual word in the Gospels is kophos.
his shearer = the one shearing (Greek. keiro) him.
humiliation = low estate. Referring to the whole period of His life on earth. Greek. tapeinosis. Only here, Luke 1:48. Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:21. James 1:10.
judgment. Greek. krisis. App-177.
declare = tell. Greek. diegeomai. Only here, Acts 9:27; Acts 12:17. Mark 5:16; Mark 9:9. Luke 8:39; Luke 9:10. Hebrews 11:32.
generation = posterity. Greek. genea. Compare Matthew 1:17. See also Daniel 9:26, "have nothing" (Revised Version) John 12:24, "alone".
for = because.
life. Greek. zoe. App-170.
earth. Greek. ge. App-129.
Then = But.
opened his mouth. A Hebraism. Figure of speech Idioma. App-6.
at = from. Greek. apo. App-104.
the same = this.
On = down. Greek. kata. App-104.
See = Behold. Greek. idou. App-133.
Most texts omit this verse. The Revised Version puts it in the margin.
with = out of. Greek. ek.
Son. Greek. huios. App-108. See also App-98.
into. Greek. eis.
Out of. Greek. ek. App-104.
saw. Greek. eidon. App-133.
no more. Greek. ouk ouketi, a double negative.
and = for. Supply ellipsis, taught by the Spirit, he needed him not.
went on his way = went his way.
rejoicing. Compare Acts 8:8.
was found = was carried to, and found. A constructioproegnans.
at = to. Greek. eis. App-104.
Azotus. = Ashdod. See Joshua 11:22.
till. Greek. heos.
Caeserea. Not Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13), but the place on the coast, between Carmel and Joppa. It was built by Herod, and called Caesarea Sebaste, in honour of Augustus (Greek. Sebastoa) Caesar. Herod built a mole or breakwater, so as to make a harbour (Josephus, Antiquities XVI, 8, 1). Now a ruin.
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