13:7 who was with the proconsul 4 Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. The proconsul 5 summoned 6 Barnabas and Saul and wanted to hear 7 the word of God.
1 tn Grk “they”; the referents (Barnabas and Saul) have been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 sn Seleucia was the port city of Antioch in Syria.
3 sn Cyprus was a large island in the Mediterranean off the south coast of Asia Minor.
4 sn The proconsul was the Roman official who ruled over a province traditionally under the control of the Roman senate.
5 tn Grk “This one”; the referent (the proconsul) is specified in the translation for clarity.
6 tn Grk “summoning Barnabas and Saul, wanted to hear.” The participle προσκαλεσάμενος (proskalesameno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.
7 sn The proconsul…wanted to hear the word of God. This description of Sergius Paulus portrays him as a sensitive, secular Gentile leader.