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Acts 20:22-24

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20:22 And now, 1  compelled 2  by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem 3  without knowing what will happen to me there, 4  20:23 except 5  that the Holy Spirit warns 6  me in town after town 7  that 8  imprisonment 9  and persecutions 10  are waiting for me. 20:24 But I do not consider my life 11  worth anything 12  to myself, so that 13  I may finish my task 14  and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news 15  of God’s grace.

1 tn Grk “And now, behold.” Here ἰδού (idou) has not been translated.

2 tn Grk “bound.”

3 sn This journey to Jerusalem suggests a parallel between Paul and Jesus, since the “Jerusalem journey” motif figures so prominently in Luke’s Gospel (9:51-19:44).

4 tn BDAG 965 s.v. συναντάω 2 has τὰ ἐν αὐτῇ συναντήσοντα ἐμοὶ μὴ εἰδώς without knowing what will happen to me there Ac 20:22.”

5 tn BDAG 826 s.v. πλήν 1.d has “πλὴν ὅτι except thatAc 20:23.”

6 tn The verb διαμαρτύρομαι (diamarturomai) can mean “warn” (BDAG 233 s.v. διαμαρτύρομαι 2 has “solemnly urge, exhort, warn…w. dat. of pers. addressed”), and this meaning better fits the context here, although BDAG categorizes Acts 20:23 under the meaning “testify of, bear witness to” (s.v. 1).

7 tn The Greek text here reads κατὰ πόλιν (kata polin).

8 tn Grk “saying that,” but the participle λέγον (legon) is redundant in English and has not been translated.

9 tn Grk “bonds.”

10 tn Or “troubles,” “suffering.” See Acts 19:21; 21:4, 11.

11 tn Grk “soul.”

12 tn Or “I do not consider my life worth a single word.” According to BDAG 599 s.v. λόγος 1.a.α, “In the textually uncertain pass. Ac 20:24 the text as it stands in N., οὐδενὸς λόγου (v.l. λόγον) ποιοῦμαι τὴν ψυχὴν τιμίαν, may well mean: I do not consider my life worth a single word (cp. λόγου ἄξιον [ἄξιος 1a] and our ‘worth mention’).”

13 tn BDAG 1106 s.v. ὡς 9 describes this use as “a final particle, expressing intention/purpose, with a view to, in order to.”

14 tn Grk “course.” See L&N 42.26, “(a figurative extension of meaning of δρόμος ‘race’) a task or function involving continuity, serious, effort, and possibly obligation – ‘task, mission’…Ac 20:24.” On this Pauline theme see also Phil 1:19-26; Col 1:24; 2 Tim 4:6-7.

15 tn Or “to the gospel.”



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