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Acts 7:14-15

7:14 So Joseph sent a message 1  and invited 2  his father Jacob and all his relatives to come, seventy-five people 3  in all. 7:15 So Jacob went down to Egypt and died there, 4  along with our ancestors, 5 

1 tn The words “a message” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.

2 tn Or “Joseph had his father summoned” (BDAG 121 s.v. ἀποστέλλω 2.b).

3 tn Grk “souls” (here an idiom for the whole person).

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

5 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”

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