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Acts 4:20

Context
NETBible

for it is impossible 1  for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.”

XREF

Nu 22:38; Nu 23:20; 2Sa 23:2; Job 32:18-20; Jer 1:7,17-19; Jer 4:19; Jer 6:11; Jer 20:9; Eze 3:11,14-21; Mic 3:8; Lu 1:2; Ac 1:8,22; Ac 2:4,32; Ac 3:15; Ac 5:32; Ac 10:39-41; Ac 17:16,17; Ac 18:5; Ac 22:15; 1Co 9:16,17; Heb 2:3,4; 1Jo 1:1-3

NET © Notes

tn Grk “for we are not able not to speak about what we have seen and heard,” but the double negative, which cancels out in English, is emphatic in Greek. The force is captured somewhat by the English translation “it is impossible for us not to speak…” although this is slightly awkward.



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