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Acts 9:39

Context
9:39 So Peter got up and went with them, and 1  when he arrived 2  they brought him to the upper room. All 3  the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him 4  the tunics 5  and other clothing 6  Dorcas used to make 7  while she was with them.

Acts 9:41

Context
9:41 He gave 8  her his hand and helped her get up. Then he called 9  the saints and widows and presented her alive.

1 tn Grk “who.” The relative clause makes for awkward English style here, so the following clause was made coordinate with the conjunction “and” supplied in place of the Greek relative pronoun.

2 tn The participle παραγενόμενον (paragenomenon) is taken temporally.

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

4 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.

5 tn Or “shirts” (a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin). The name for this garment (χιτών, citwn) presents some difficulty in translation. Most modern readers would not understand what a ‘tunic’ was any more than they would be familiar with a ‘chiton.’ On the other hand attempts to find a modern equivalent are also a problem: “shirt” conveys the idea of a much shorter garment that covers only the upper body, and “undergarment” (given the styles of modern underwear) is more misleading still. “Tunic” was therefore employed, but with a note to explain its nature.

6 tn Grk “and garments,” referring here to other types of clothing besides the tunics just mentioned.

7 tn The verb ἐποίει (epoiei) has been translated as a customary imperfect.

8 tn Grk “Giving her his hand, he helped her.” The participle δούς (dous) has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

9 tn Grk “Then calling the saints…he presented her.” The participle φωνήσας (fwnhsa") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style; it could also be taken temporally (“After he called”).



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