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Acts 18:14

18:14 But just as Paul was about to speak, 1  Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of some crime or serious piece of villainy, 2  I would have been justified in accepting the complaint 3  of you Jews, 4 

1 tn Grk “about to open his mouth” (an idiom).

2 tn BDAG 902 s.v. ῥᾳδιούργημα states, “From the sense ‘prank, knavery, roguish trick, slick deed’ it is but a short step to that of a serious misdeed, crime, villainy…a serious piece of villainy Ac 18:14 (w. ἀδίκημα).”

3 tn According to BDAG 78 s.v. ἀνέχω 3 this is a legal technical term: “Legal t.t. κατὰ λόγον ἂν ἀνεσχόμην ὑμῶν I would have been justified in accepting your complaint Ac 18:14.”

4 tn Grk “accepting your complaint, O Jews.”

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