21:17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us gladly. 1 21:18 The next day Paul went in with us to see James, and all the elders were there. 2 21:19 When Paul 3 had greeted them, he began to explain 4 in detail 5 what God 6 had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.
1 tn Or “warmly” (see BDAG 144 s.v. ἀσμένως).
2 tn BDAG 760 s.v. παραγίνομαι 1 has this use under the broad category of meaning “draw near, come, arrive, be present.”
sn All the elders were there. This meeting shows how the Jerusalem church still regarded Paul and his mission with favor, but also with some concerns because of the rumors circulating about his actions.
3 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Or “to report,” “to describe.” The imperfect verb ἐξηγεῖτο (exhgeito) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.
6 sn Note how Paul credited God with the success of his ministry.