1 sn The proconsul was the Roman official who ruled over a province traditionally under the control of the Roman senate.
2 tn Grk “This one”; the referent (the proconsul) is specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “summoning Barnabas and Saul, wanted to hear.” The participle προσκαλεσάμενος (proskalesameno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.
4 sn The proconsul…wanted to hear the word of God. This description of Sergius Paulus portrays him as a sensitive, secular Gentile leader.