Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself.
"Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
Peter has told you about the time God first visited the Gentiles to take from them a people for himself.
Simeon has told us the story of how God at the very outset made sure that racial outsiders were included.
Symeon has given an account of how God was first pleased to take from among the Gentiles a people for himself.
Simeon has related how God first looked favorably on the Gentiles, to take from among them a people for his name.
"Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.
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1 sn Simeon is a form of the apostle Peter’s Aramaic name. James uses Peter’s “Jewish” name here.
2 tn Or “reported,” “described.”
3 tn BDAG 378 s.v. ἐπισκέπτομαι 3 translates this phrase in Acts 15:14, “God concerned himself about winning a people fr. among the nations.”
4 tn Grk “to take,” but in the sense of selecting or choosing (accompanied by the preposition ἐκ [ek] plus a genitive specifying the group selected from) see Heb 5:1; also BDAG 584 s.v. λαμβάνω 6.
5 sn In the Greek text the expression “from among the Gentiles” is in emphatic position.