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consenting unto = approving of. Greek. suneu-dokeo. Only here, Acts 22:20 . Luke 11:48 . Romans 1:32 . 1Co 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-104 tous 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-104 Philip.
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; Acts 8:2 ) their having been bewitched by.
sorceries = magical arts. Greek. mageia. Only here. Compare mageuo, Acts 8:9 .
believed. App-150 .
the things. The texts omit.
concerning. Greek. peri . App-104 .
the kingdom of God. App-112 and App-114 .
name. Compare Acts 3:6 .
Jesus Christ. App-98 .
baptized. App-115 .
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, 1Co 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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