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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Acts 9


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 2

9:2 way, (e-21) * The Christian way. see Mark 10:32 ,Mark 10:52 ; Acts 19:9 ,Acts 19:23 ; Acts 22:4 ; Acts 24:14 ,Acts 24:22 .

Verse 3

9:3 shone (f-19) The word is used for a very brilliant apparition. see Luke 17:24 , 'lightens;' 24.4, 'shining.' It is the same Greek root as 'lightning.'

Verse 4

9:4 voice (g-9) Phone , accusative; in ver. 7 genitive; in ch. 22.9,14 accusative; in ch. 22.7 genitive. The genitive is 'to listen to,' or when the voice of a rumour reaches. It is the fact or physical hearing. The accusative is that the thing heard is before the mind.

Verse 5

9:5 persecutest. (h-16) The rest of ver. 5 and part of ver. 6, as in the A.V., is not found in the best manuscripts.

Verse 7

9:7 voice (i-13) Or 'sound.'

Verse 31

9:31 assemblies (a-2) Or 'assembly,' as many MSS. Spirit. (b-34) Or 'enjoyed peace ... and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.'

Verse 35

9:35 who (a-11) 'Who also.' They did not merely witness the effect of power, but their seeing it acted on them.

Verse 36

9:36 Dorcas. (b-17) Meaning, 'a gazelle.'

Verse 42

9:42 on (c-13) Epi . this goes on to the idea of confidence. I rest my faith on him, yet with the more general idea of looking to him with confidence. As in chs. 11.17; 16.31; 22.19; Romans 4:5 ,Romans 4:24 . see 2 Timothy 1:12 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Acts 9". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.