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Acts 15:14

Context
15:14 Simeon 1  has explained 2  how God first concerned himself 3  to select 4  from among the Gentiles 5  a people for his name.

Acts 15:18

Context
15:18 known 6  from long ago. 7 

1 sn Simeon is a form of the apostle Peter’s Aramaic name. James uses Peter’s “Jewish” name here.

2 tn Or “reported,” “described.”

3 tn BDAG 378 s.v. ἐπισκέπτομαι 3 translates this phrase in Acts 15:14, “God concerned himself about winning a people fr. among the nations.”

4 tn Grk “to take,” but in the sense of selecting or choosing (accompanied by the preposition ἐκ [ek] plus a genitive specifying the group selected from) see Heb 5:1; also BDAG 584 s.v. λαμβάνω 6.

5 sn In the Greek text the expression “from among the Gentiles” is in emphatic position.

6 sn Who makes these things known. The remark emphasizes how God’s design of these things reaches back to the time he declared them.

7 sn An allusion to Isa 45:21.



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