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Acts 21:15-17


21:15 After these days we got ready 1  and started up 2  to Jerusalem. 21:16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea 3  came along with us too, and brought us to the house 4  of Mnason of Cyprus, a disciple from the earliest times, 5  with whom we were to stay. 21:17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us gladly. 6 

1 tn Or “we made preparations.”

2 tn Grk “were going up”; the imperfect verb ἀνεβαίνομεν (anebainomen) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

sn In colloquial speech Jerusalem was always said to be “up” from any other location in Palestine. The group probably covered the 65 mi (105 km) in two days using horses. Their arrival in Jerusalem marked the end of Paul’s third missionary journey.

3 sn Caesarea was a city on the coast of Palestine south of Mount Carmel (not Caesarea Philippi). See the note on Caesarea in Acts 10:1.

map For location see Map2 C1; Map4 B3; Map5 F2; Map7 A1; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Grk “to Mnason…”; the words “the house of” are not in the Greek text, but are implied by the verb ξενισθῶμεν (xenisqwmen).

5 tn Or perhaps, “Mnason of Cyprus, one of the original disciples.” BDAG 137 s.v. ἀρχαῖος 1 has “. μαθητής a disciple of long standing (perh. original disc.) Ac 21:16.”

6 tn Or “warmly” (see BDAG 144 s.v. ἀσμένως).

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