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Acts 19:3-7

19:3 So Paul 1  said, “Into what then were you baptized?” “Into John’s baptism,” they replied. 2  19:4 Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, 3  that is, in Jesus.” 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, 19:6 and when Paul placed 4  his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came 5  upon them, and they began to speak 6  in tongues and to prophesy. 7  19:7 (Now there were about twelve men in all.) 8 

1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Grk “they said.”

3 sn These disciples may have had their contact with John early on in the Baptist’s ministry before Jesus had emerged. This is the fifth time Luke links John the Baptist and Jesus (Acts 1:5; 11:16; 13:25; 18:25).

4 tn Or “laid.”

5 sn The coming of the Holy Spirit here is another case where the Spirit comes and prophesy results in Acts (see Acts 2). Paul’s action parallels that of Peter (Acts 8) and not just with Gentiles.

6 tn The imperfect verb ἐλάλουν (elaloun) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

7 tn The imperfect verb ἐπροφήτευον (eprofhteuon) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

8 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.

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