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Acts 16:15

Context
16:15 After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, 1  “If 2  you consider me to be a believer in the Lord, 3  come and stay in my house.” And she persuaded 4  us.

Acts 16:40

Context
16:40 When they came out of the prison, they entered Lydia’s house, and when they saw the brothers, they encouraged them and then 5  departed.

1 tn Grk “urged us, saying.” The participle λέγουσα (legousa) is redundant in English and has not been translated.

2 tn This is a first class condition in Greek, with the statement presented as real or true for the sake of the argument.

3 tn Or “faithful to the Lord.” BDAG 821 s.v. πίστος 2 states concerning this verse, “Of one who confesses the Christian faith believing or a believer in the Lord, in Christ, in God πιστ. τῷ κυρίῳ Ac 16:15.” L&N 11.17 has “one who is included among the faithful followers of Christ – ‘believer, Christian, follower.’”

4 tn Although BDAG 759 s.v. παραβιάζομαι has “urge strongly, prevail upon,” in contemporary English “persuade” is a more frequently used synonym for “prevail upon.”

5 tn “Then” is not in the Greek text, but has been supplied to clarify the logical sequence in the translation.



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