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Bible Commentaries
Acts 6

Darby's Synopsis of the New TestamentDarby's Synopsis

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1:2 up; (a-21) The word means 'receiving,' but with the prefix ( ana ) 'up,' as here, it has the active sense of 'taking up.' It is so translated except in 1 Timothy 3:16 . The more passive reception is seen in Acts 3:21 , where another word is used.

Verse 1

6:1 Hellenists (b-16) * i.e. Greek Jews.

Verse 2

6:2 right (c-17) I apprehend that 'right,' 'proper,' is the sense; not merely that it did not please the apostles. 'Pleasing to God,' I understand, but used for man it is arbitrary.

Verse 8

6:8 signs (d-12) Or 'great wonders and signs.'

Verse 9

6:9 freedmen, (e-13) Some translate 'Libertines,' referring it to Libertum, a city in Africa.

Verse 10

6:10 with (a-13) Or 'by' the Holy Spirit, but seen as in Stephen, that by which he spoke. 'which' refers grammatically to Spirit, but in sense to wisdom and Spirit both.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Acts 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/acts-6.html. 1857-67.
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