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Acts 13:15

Context
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After the reading from the law and the prophets, 1  the leaders of the synagogue 2  sent them a message, 3  saying, “Brothers, 4  if you have any message 5  of exhortation 6  for the people, speak it.” 7 

XREF

Mr 5:22; Lu 4:16-18; Ac 1:16; Ac 2:4; Ac 2:29,37; Ac 7:2; Ac 13:27; Ac 15:7; Ac 15:21; Ac 18:8,17; Ac 20:2; Ac 22:1; Ro 12:8; 1Co 14:3; Heb 13:22

NET © Notes

sn After the reading from the law and the prophets. In the 1st century Jewish synagogue, it was customary after the reading of the Torah (law) and prophets for men to give exhortation from the scriptures.

tn Normally ἀρχισυνάγωγος (arcisunagwgo") refers to the “president of a synagogue” (so BDAG 139 s.v. and L&N 53.93). Since the term is plural here, however, and it would sound strange to the English reader to speak of “the presidents of the synagogue,” the alternative translation “leaders” is used. “Rulers” would also be acceptable, but does not convey quite the same idea.

tn Grk “sent to them”; the word “message” is an understood direct object. Direct objects in Greek were often omitted when clear from the context, but must be supplied for the modern English reader.

tn Grk “Men brothers,” but this is both awkward and unnecessary in English.

tn Or “word.”

tn Or “encouragement.”

tn Or “give it.”



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