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Acts 13:16

Context
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So Paul stood up, 1  gestured 2  with his hand and said, “Men of Israel, 3  and you Gentiles who fear God, 4  listen:

XREF

De 32:46,47; 1Ki 8:40; Ps 49:1-3; Ps 67:7; Ps 78:1,2; Ps 85:9; Ps 135:20; Mic 3:8,9; Mt 11:15; Lu 1:50; Lu 23:40; Ac 2:14; Ac 2:22; Ac 3:12; Ac 10:2,35; Ac 12:17; Ac 13:26; Ac 13:42,43,46; Ac 19:33; Ac 21:40; Ac 22:1,22; Re 2:7,11,17,29

NET © Notes

tn This participle, ἀναστάς (anasta"), and the following one, κατασείσας (kataseisa"), are both translated as adverbial participles of attendant circumstance.

tn Or “motioned.”

tn Or “Israelite men,” although this is less natural English. The Greek term here is ἀνήρ (anhr), which only exceptionally is used in a generic sense of both males and females. In this context involving an address to a synagogue gathering, it is conceivable that this is a generic usage, although it can also be argued that Paul’s remarks were addressed primarily to the men present, even if women were there.

tn Grk “and those who fear God,” but this is practically a technical term for the category called God-fearers, Gentiles who worshiped the God of Israel and in many cases kept the Mosaic law, but did not take the final step of circumcision necessary to become a proselyte to Judaism. See further K. G. Kuhn, TDNT 6:732-34, 743-44.



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