26:16 But get up and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this reason, to designate you in advance 1 as a servant and witness 2 to the things 3 you have seen 4 and to the things in which I will appear to you. 26:17 I will rescue 5 you from your own people 6 and from the Gentiles, to whom 7 I am sending you
1 tn L&N 30.89 has “‘to choose in advance, to select beforehand, to designate in advance.’”
3 tn BDAG 719 s.v. ὁράω A.1.b states, “W. attraction of the relative ὧν = τούτων ἅ Lk 9:36; Ac 22:15. The attraction may be due to colloq. breviloquence in μάρτυρα ὧν τε εἶδες με ὧν τε ὀφθήσομαί σοι a witness to the things in which you saw me and to those in which I shall appear to you Ac 26:16b.”
4 tc ‡ Some
5 tn Grk “rescuing.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, the participle ἐξαιρούμενος (exairoumeno") has been translated as a finite verb and a new sentence started in the translation at the beginning of v. 17.
6 tn That is, from the Jewish people. Grk “the people”; the words “your own” have been supplied to clarify the meaning.
7 tn The antecedent of the relative pronoun is probably both the Jews (“your own people”) and the Gentiles, indicating the comprehensive commission Paul received.