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(1.00) (Luk 11:48)

tn Grk “you are witnesses and approve of.”

(0.83) (1Co 11:19)

tn Grk “those approved may be evident among you.”

(0.83) (2Co 13:7)

tn Or “that we may appear to be approved.”

(0.71) (Rom 12:2)

sn The verb translated test and approve (δοκιμάζω, dokimazw) carries the sense of “test with a positive outcome,” “test so as to approve.”

(0.67) (Isa 28:16)

tn Traditionally “tested,” but the implication is that it has passed the test and stands approved.

(0.67) (Luk 14:14)

sn You will be blessed. God notes and approves of such generosity.

(0.67) (Rom 1:28)

tn Grk “and just as they did not approve to have God in knowledge.”

(0.58) (Lev 10:20)

tn Heb “it was good in his eyes” (an idiom). Cf. KJV “he was content”; NLT “he approved.”

(0.58) (Act 23:21)

tn Grk “waiting for your approval,” “waiting for your agreement.” Since it would be possible to misunderstand the literal translation “waiting for your approval” to mean that the Jews were waiting for the commander’s approval to carry out their plot or to kill Paul (as if he were to be an accomplice to their plot), the object of the commander’s approval (their request to bring Paul to the council) has been specified in the translation as “their request.”

(0.50) (Psa 11:5)

tn Heb “examines,” the same verb used in v. 4b. But here it is used in a metonymic sense of “examine and approve” (see Jer 20:12).

(0.50) (Pro 16:9)

tn Heb “the heart of a man.” This stresses that it is within the heart that plans are made. Only those plans that are approved by God will succeed.

(0.42) (Num 30:4)

tn The verb קוּם (qum) is best translated “stand” here, but the idea with it is that what she vows is established as a genuine oath with the father’s approval (or acquiescence).

(0.42) (Num 30:6)

tn The Hebrew text indicates that this would be some impetuous vow that she uttered with her lips, a vow that her husband, whether new or existing, would not approve of. Several translate it “a binding obligation rashly uttered.”

(0.42) (Pro 19:21)

sn The plans (from the Hebrew verb חָשַׁב [khashav], “to think; to reckon; to devise”) in the human heart are many. But only those which God approves will succeed.

(0.42) (Hab 1:13)

tn Heb “[you] are too pure of eyes.” God’s “eyes” here signify what he looks at with approval. His “eyes” are “pure” in that he refuses to tolerate any wrongdoing in his presence.

(0.42) (Act 22:20)

tn Grk “and approving.” This καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.

(0.42) (Rom 1:32)

tn Grk “who, knowing…, not only do them but also approve…” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

(0.41) (Jer 44:19)

sn According to Jer 7:18-19 it was not only with the full knowledge and approval of their husbands but also with their active participation. Most of the commentaries call attention to the fact that what is being alluded to here is that a woman’s vow had to have her husband’s conscious approval to have any validity (cf. Num 30:7-16 and see the reference to the vow in v. 17).

(0.33) (Job 15:24)

tn If “day and darkness” are added to this line, then this verse is made into a tri-colon – the main reason for transferring it away from the last verse. But the newly proposed reading follows the LXX structure precisely, as if that were the approved construction. The Hebrew of MT has “distress and anguish terrify him.”

(0.33) (Psa 19:1)

sn Psalm 19. The psalmist praises God for his self-revelation in the heavens and in the Mosaic law. The psalmist concludes with a prayer, asking the Lord to keep him from sinning and to approve of his thoughts and words.

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