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.
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.