11:22 A report 1 about them came to the attention 2 of the church in Jerusalem, 3 and they sent Barnabas 4 to Antioch. 5 11:23 When 6 he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true 7 to the Lord with devoted hearts, 8 11:24 because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people 9 were brought to the Lord. 11:25 Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to look for Saul,
11:30 They did so, 10 sending their financial aid 11 to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.
1 tn Grk “Word.”
2 tn Grk “was heard in the ears,” an idiom. L&N 24.67 states that the idiom means “to hear in secret” (which it certainly does in Matt 10:27), but secrecy does not seem to be part of the context here, and there is no particular reason to suggest the report was made in secret.
4 tc ‡ Most
6 tn Grk “Antioch, who when.” The relative pronoun was omitted and a new sentence was begun in the translation at this point to improve the English style, due to the length of the sentence in Greek.
7 tn BDAG 883 s.v. προσμένω 1.a.β has “remain true to the Lord” for προσμένειν (prosmenein) in this verse.
sn He…encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord. The call to faithfulness is frequent in Acts (2:40; 14:22; 15:32; 16:39; 20:1-2).
8 tn Grk “with purpose of heart”; BDAG 869 s.v. πρόθεσις 2.a translates this phrase “purpose of heart, i.e. devotion” here.
9 tn Grk “a significant crowd.”
10 tn Grk “Judea, which they did.” The relative pronoun was omitted and a new sentence was begun in the translation at this point to improve the English style, due to the length of the sentence in Greek.
11 tn The words “their financial aid” are not in the Greek text, but are implied. Direct objects in Greek were often omitted when clear from the context, but must be supplied for the modern English reader.