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Acts 1:2

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1:2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, 1  after he had given orders 2  by 3  the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

Acts 1:24

Context
1:24 Then they prayed, 4  “Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen

1 tn The words “to heaven” are not in the Greek text, but are supplied from v. 11. Several modern translations (NIV, NRSV) supply the words “to heaven” after “taken up” to specify the destination explicitly mentioned later in 1:11.

2 tn Or “commands.” Although some modern translations render ἐντειλάμενος (enteilameno") as “instructions” (NIV, NRSV), the word implies authority or official sanction (G. Schrenk, TDNT 2:545), so that a word like “orders” conveys the idea more effectively. The action of the temporal participle is antecedent (prior) to the action of the verb it modifies (“taken up”).

3 tn Or “through.”

4 tn Grk “And praying, they said.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.



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