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Acts 20:7


On the first day 1  of the week, when we met 2  to break bread, Paul began to speak 3  to the people, and because he intended 4  to leave the next day, he extended 5  his message until midnight.


Ne 8:3; Ne 9:3; Lu 22:19; Lu 24:35; Joh 20:1,19,26; Ac 2:42,46; Ac 20:9,11,31; Ac 20:11; Ac 28:23; 1Co 10:16; 1Co 11:17-21,33,34; 1Co 11:20-34; 1Co 15:10; 1Co 16:2; 2Ti 4:2; Re 1:10

NET © Notes

sn On the first day. This is the first mention of a Sunday gathering (1 Cor 16:2).

tn Or “assembled.”

tn The verb διαλέγομαι (dialegomai) is frequently used of Paul addressing Jews in the synagogue. As G. Schrenk (TDNT 2:94-95) points out, “What is at issue is the address which any qualified member of a synagogue might give.” Other examples of this may be found in the NT in Matt 4:23 and Mark 1:21. In the context of a Christian gathering, it is preferable to translate διελέγετο (dielegeto) simply as “speak” here. The imperfect verb διελέγετο has been translated as an ingressive imperfect.

tn BDAG 628 s.v. μέλλω 1.c.γ has “denoting an intended action: intend, propose, have in mindAc 17:31; 20:3, 7, 13ab; 23:15; 26:2; 27:30.”

tn Or “prolonged.”

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