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Acts 20:24

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But I do not consider my life 1  worth anything 2  to myself, so that 3  I may finish my task 4  and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news 5  of God’s grace.

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Lu 2:10,11; Joh 15:27; Joh 17:4; Ac 1:17; Ac 9:15; Ac 14:3; Ac 20:21; Ac 21:13; Ac 22:21; Ac 26:17,18; Ro 3:24-26; Ro 4:4; Ro 5:20,21; Ro 8:35-39; Ro 11:6; 1Co 9:17,18; 1Co 9:24-27; 1Co 15:58; 2Co 4:1,8,9,16-18; 2Co 4:1; 2Co 5:8; 2Co 6:4-10; 2Co 7:4; 2Co 12:10; Ga 1:1; Eph 1:6; Eph 2:4-10; Eph 3:13; Php 1:20-23; Php 2:17; Php 3:13-15; Col 1:24; 1Th 2:2; 1Th 3:3; 2Ti 1:12; 2Ti 3:11; 2Ti 4:6-8; 2Ti 4:17; Tit 1:3; Tit 2:11; Tit 3:4-7; Heb 2:3,4; Heb 10:34; Heb 12:1-3; 1Pe 5:12; 1Jo 3:16; Re 12:11

NET © Notes

tn Grk “soul.”

tn Or “I do not consider my life worth a single word.” According to BDAG 599 s.v. λόγος 1.a.α, “In the textually uncertain pass. Ac 20:24 the text as it stands in N., οὐδενὸς λόγου (v.l. λόγον) ποιοῦμαι τὴν ψυχὴν τιμίαν, may well mean: I do not consider my life worth a single word (cp. λόγου ἄξιον [ἄξιος 1a] and our ‘worth mention’).”

tn BDAG 1106 s.v. ὡς 9 describes this use as “a final particle, expressing intention/purpose, with a view to, in order to.”

tn Grk “course.” See L&N 42.26, “(a figurative extension of meaning of δρόμος ‘race’) a task or function involving continuity, serious, effort, and possibly obligation – ‘task, mission’…Ac 20:24.” On this Pauline theme see also Phil 1:19-26; Col 1:24; 2 Tim 4:6-7.

tn Or “to the gospel.”



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