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Acts 18:3


and because he worked at the same trade, he stayed with them and worked with them 1  (for they were tentmakers 2  by trade). 3 


Ac 20:34,35; 1Co 4:12; 1Co 9:6-12; 2Co 11:9; 1Th 2:9; 2Th 3:8,9

NET © Notes

tn The prepositional phrase “with them” occurs only once in the Greek text, but since it occurs between the two finite verbs (ἔμενεν, emenen, and ἠργάζετο, hrgazeto) it relates (by implication) to both of them.

tn On the term translated “tentmakers,” see BDAG 928-29 s.v. σκνηοποιός. Paul apparently manufactured tents. In contrast to the Cynic philosophers, Paul at times labored to support himself (see also v. 5).

sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.

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