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Acts 25:21

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25:21 But when Paul appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of His Majesty the Emperor, 1  I ordered him to be kept under guard until I could send him to Caesar.” 2 

Acts 25:25

Context
25:25 But I found that he had done nothing that deserved death, 3  and when he appealed 4  to His Majesty the Emperor, 5  I decided to send him. 6 

1 tn A designation of the Roman emperor (in this case, Nero). BDAG 917 s.v. σεβαστός states, “ὁ Σεβαστός His Majesty the Emperor Ac 25:21, 25 (of Nero).” It was a translation into Greek of the Latin “Augustus.”

2 tn Or “to the emperor” (“Caesar” is a title for the Roman emperor).

3 sn He had done nothing that deserved death. Festus’ opinion of Paul’s guilt is like Pilate’s of Jesus (Luke 23:4, 14, 22).

4 tn The participle ἐπικαλεσαμένου (epikalesamenou) has been taken temporally. It could also be translated as causal: “and because he appealed…”

5 tn A designation of the Roman emperor (in this case, Nero). BDAG 917 s.v. σεβαστός states, “ὁ Σεβαστός His Majesty the Emperor Ac 25:21, 25 (of Nero).”

6 tn The word “him” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were often omitted in Greek when clear from the context, but must be supplied for the modern English reader.



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