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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Acts 6


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.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Acts 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.