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Acts 19:17-18

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19:17 This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, 1  both Jews and Greeks; fear came over 2  them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was praised. 3  19:18 Many of those who had believed came forward, 4  confessing and making their deeds known. 5 

1 map For location see JP1 D2; JP2 D2; JP3 D2; JP4 D2.

2 tn Grk “fell on.” BDAG 377 s.v. ἐπιπίπτω 2 has “φόβος ἐ. ἐπί τινα fear came upon someoneAc 19:17.”

3 tn Or “exalted.”

4 tn Grk “came”; the word “forward” is supplied in the translation to clarify the meaning and to conform to the contemporary English idiom.

5 tn Or “confessing and disclosing their deeds.” BDAG 59 s.v. ἀναγγέλλω 2 has “W. ἐξομολογεῖσθαι: . τὰς πράξεις αὐτο'ν make their deeds known Ac 19:18.”

sn Making their deeds known. Ephesus was a major pagan religious center with much syncretistic “magical” practice. Coming to Jesus changed the lives and attitudes of these believers, creating a social impact.



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