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Acts 23:18-19

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23:18 So the centurion 1  took him and brought him to the commanding officer 2  and said, “The prisoner Paul called 3  me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.” 23:19 The commanding officer 4  took him by the hand, withdrew privately, and asked, “What is it that you want 5  to report to me?”

1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the centurion) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Grk “the chiliarch” (an officer in command of a thousand soldiers). See note on the term “commanding officer” in v. 10.

3 tn Grk “calling.” The participle προσκαλεσάμενος (proskalesameno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

4 tn Grk “the chiliarch” (an officer in command of a thousand soldiers). See note on the term “commanding officer” in v. 10.

5 tn Grk “you have,” but the expression “have to report” in English could be understood to mean “must report” rather than “possess to report.” For this reason the nearly equivalent expression “want to report,” which is not subject to misunderstanding, was used in the translation.



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