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Acts 4:36-37

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4:36 So Joseph, a Levite who was a native of Cyprus, called by the apostles Barnabas (which is translated “son of encouragement”), 1  4:37 sold 2  a field 3  that belonged to him and brought the money 4  and placed it at the apostles’ feet.

1 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author. Note how the actions of Barnabas are in keeping with the meaning of his nickname. He stands in contrast to Ananias and Sapphira in 5:1-11.

2 tn Grk “selling a field that belonged to him, brought” The participle πωλήσας (pwlhsa") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

3 tn Or “a farm.”

4 tn Normally a reference to actual coins (“currency”). See L&N 6.68.



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