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Acts 21:20

Context
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When they heard this, they praised 1  God. Then they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews 2  there are who have believed, and they are all ardent observers 3  of the law. 4 

XREF

Ps 22:23,27; Ps 72:17-19; Ps 98:1-3; Isa 55:10-13; Isa 66:9-14; Mt 13:31-33; Lu 12:1; Lu 15:3-10,32; Joh 12:24; Ac 2:41; Ac 4:4; Ac 4:21; Ac 6:7; Ac 11:18; Ac 15:1,5,24; Ac 22:3; Ro 10:2; Ro 15:6,7,9-13; Ga 1:14; Ga 1:24; 2Th 1:10; Re 19:6,7

NET © Notes

tn Or “glorified.”

tn Grk “how many thousands there are among the Jews.”

sn How many thousands of Jews. See Acts 2-5 for the accounts of their conversion, esp. 2:41 and 4:4. Estimates of the total number of Jews living in Jerusalem at the time range from 20,000 to 50,000.

tn Or “are all zealous for the law.” BDAG 427 s.v. ζηλωτής 1.a.β has “of thing…τοῦ νόμου an ardent observer of the law Ac 21:20.”

sn That is, the law of Moses. These Jewish Christians had remained close to their Jewish practices after becoming believers (1 Cor 7:18-19; Acts 16:3).



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