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Acts 26:12-13

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26:12 “While doing this very thing, 1  as I was going 2  to Damascus with authority and complete power 3  from the chief priests, 26:13 about noon along the road, Your Majesty, 4  I saw a light from heaven, 5  brighter than the sun, shining everywhere around 6  me and those traveling with me.

1 tn Grk “in which [activity].” Due to the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started at the beginning of v. 12 in the translation. The referent of the relative pronoun (“which”) was specified as “this very thing” for clarity.

2 tn Grk “going.” The participle πορευόμενος (poreuomenos) has been taken temporally.

3 tn L&N 37.40 s.v. ἐπιτροπή states, “the full authority to carry out an assignment or commission – ‘authority, complete power.’ πορευόμενος εἰς τὴν Δαμασκὸν μετ᾿ ἐξουσίας καὶ ἐπιτροπῆς τῶν ἀρχιερέων ‘going to Damascus with authority and complete power from the high priests’ Ac 26:12. In Ac 26:12 the combination of ἐξουσία and ἐπιτροπή serves to reinforce the sense of complete authority.”

4 tn Grk “O King.”

5 tn Or “from the sky” (the same Greek word means both “heaven” and “sky”).

6 tn The word “everywhere” has been supplied in the translation to clarify the meaning of περιλάμψαν (perilamyan). Otherwise the modern reader might think that each of the individuals were encircled by lights or halos. See also Acts 9:7; 22:6, 9.



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