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Acts 3:7-8

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3:7 Then 1  Peter 2  took hold 3  of him by the right hand and raised him up, and at once the man’s 4  feet and ankles were made strong. 5  3:8 He 6  jumped up, 7  stood and began walking around, and he entered the temple courts 8  with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “Then” to reflect the sequence of events.

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

3 tn Grk “Peter taking hold of him…raised him up.” The participle πιάσας (piasas) has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

4 tn Grk “his”; the referent (the man) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 sn At once the man’s feet and ankles were made strong. Note that despite the past lameness, the man is immediately able to walk. The restoration of his ability to walk pictures the presence of a renewed walk, a fresh start at life; this was far more than money would have given him.

6 tn Grk “And he.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, the conjunction καί (kai) has not been translated here. Instead a new English sentence is begun.

7 tn Grk “Jumping up, he stood.” The participle ἐξαλλόμενος (exallomeno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. It is possible that the paralyzed man actually jumped off the ground, but more probably this term simply refers to the speed with which he stood up. See L&N 15.240.

8 tn Grk “the temple.” This is actually a reference to the courts surrounding the temple proper, and has been translated accordingly.



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