Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Acts 23:15


So now you and the council 1  request the commanding officer 2  to bring him down to you, as if you were going to determine 3  his case 4  by conducting a more thorough inquiry. 5  We are ready to kill him 6  before he comes near this place.” 7 


Ps 21:11; Ps 37:32,33; Pr 1:11,12,16; Pr 4:16; Isa 59:7; Ac 25:3; Ro 3:14-16

NET © Notes

tn Grk “the Sanhedrin” (the Sanhedrin was the highest legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews).

tn Grk “the chiliarch” (an officer in command of a thousand soldiers). See note on the term “commanding officer” in v. 10.

tn Or “decide.” BDAG 227 s.v. διαγινώσκω has “ἀκριβέστερον τὰ περὶ αὐτοῦ to make a more thorough examination of his case Ac 23:15.”

tn Grk “determine the things about him.”

tn The expression “more thorough inquiry” reflects the comparative form of ἀκριβέστερον (akribesteron).

sn “We are ready to kill him.” Now those Jews involved in the conspiracy, along with the leaders as accomplices, are going to break one of the ten commandments.

tn The words “this place” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.

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