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Acts 14:5-6

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14:5 When both the Gentiles and the Jews (together with their rulers) made 1  an attempt to mistreat 2  them and stone them, 3  14:6 Paul and Barnabas 4  learned about it 5  and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra 6  and Derbe 7  and the surrounding region.

1 tn Grk “So there came about an attempt” The introductory phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

2 tn On this verb see BDAG 1022 s.v. ὑβρίζω.

3 tn The direct object “them” is repeated after both verbs in the translation for stylistic reasons, although it occurs only after λιθοβολῆσαι (liqobolhsai) in the Greek text.

4 tn Grk “they”; the referents (Paul and Barnabas) have been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn Grk “learning about it, fled.” The participle συνιδόντες (sunidonte") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. It could also be taken temporally (“when they learned about it”) as long as opening clause of v. 5 is not translated as a temporal clause too, which results in a redundancy.

6 sn Lystra was a city in Lycaonia about 18 mi (30 km) south of Iconium, a Roman colony that was not on the main roads of Lycaonia. Because of its relative isolation, its local character was able to be preserved.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

7 sn Derbe was a city in Lycaonia about 35 mi (60 km) southeast of Lystra.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.



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