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2 Timothy 2:15

Context
2:15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. 1 

Acts 17:11

Context
17:11 These Jews 2  were more open-minded 3  than those in Thessalonica, 4  for they eagerly 5  received 6  the message, examining 7  the scriptures carefully every day 8  to see if these things were so.

1 sn Accurately is a figure of speech that literally means something like “cutting a straight road.” In regard to the message of truth, it means “correctly handling” or “imparting it without deviation.”

2 tn Grk “These”; the referent (the Jews in the synagogue at Berea) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Or “more willing to learn.” L&N 27.48 and BDAG 404 s.v. εὐγενής 2 both use the term “open-minded” here. The point is that they were more receptive to Paul’s message.

4 sn Thessalonica was a city in Macedonia (modern Salonica).

map For location see JP1 C1; JP2 C1; JP3 C1; JP4 C1.

5 tn Or “willingly,” “readily”; Grk “with all eagerness.”

6 tn Grk “who received.” Here the relative pronoun (“who”) has been translated as a pronoun (“they”) preceded by a semicolon, which is less awkward in contemporary English than a relative clause at this point.

7 tn This verb (BDAG 66 s.v. ἀνακρίνω 1) refers to careful examination.

8 tn BDAG 437 s.v. ἡμέρα 2.c has “every day” for this phrase in this verse.



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