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Acts 25:3


Requesting him to do them a favor against Paul, 1  they urged Festus 2  to summon him to Jerusalem, planning an ambush 3  to kill him along the way.


1Sa 23:19-21; Ps 37:32,33; Ps 64:2-6; Ps 140:1-5; Jer 18:18; Jer 38:4; Mr 6:23-25; Lu 23:8-24; Joh 16:3; Ac 9:2; Ac 23:12-15; Ac 26:9-11; Ro 3:8

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tn Grk “Requesting a favor against him”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation, the understood direct object of “requesting” has been supplied, and the phrase “to do them” supplied for clarity.

tn Grk “him”; the referent (Festus) has been specified in the translation for clarity. The words “they urged him” are in v. 2 in the Greek text.

sn Planning an ambush. The Jewish leadership had not forgotten the original plan of several years ago (see 23:16). They did not trust the Roman legal process, but preferred to take matters into their own hands.

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