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Acts 20:33-34

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20:33 I have desired 1  no one’s silver or gold or clothing. 20:34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine 2  provided for my needs and the needs of those who were with me.

1 tn Traditionally, “coveted.” BDAG 371 s.v. ἐπιθυμέω 1 has “to have a strong desire to do or secure someth., desire, long for w. gen. of the thing desired…silver, gold, clothing Ac 20:33.” The traditional term “covet” is not in common usage and difficult for many modern English readers to understand. The statement affirms Paul’s integrity. He was not doing this for personal financial gain.

2 tn The words “of mine” are not in the Greek text, but are supplied to clarify whose hands Paul is referring to.



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