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Acts 20:1-2

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Paul Travels Through Macedonia and Greece

20:1 After the disturbance had ended, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging 1  them and saying farewell, 2  he left to go to Macedonia. 3  20:2 After he had gone through those regions 4  and spoken many words of encouragement 5  to the believers there, 6  he came to Greece, 7 

1 tn Or “exhorting.”

2 tn Or “and taking leave of them.”

3 sn Macedonia was the Roman province of Macedonia in Greece.

4 tn BDAG 633 s.v. μέρος 1.b.γ gives the meanings “the parts (of a geographical area), region, district,” but the use of “district” in this context probably implies too much specificity.

5 tn Grk “and encouraging them with many words.” The participle παρακαλέσας (parakalesa", “encouraging”) has been translated by the phrase “spoken…words of encouragement” because the formal equivalent is awkward in contemporary English.

6 tn Grk “[to] them”; the referent (the believers there) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

7 tn In popular usage the term translated “Greece” here could also refer to the Roman province officially known as Achaia (BDAG 318 s.v. ῾Ελλάς).



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