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Acts 13:2

Context
NETBible

While they were serving 1  the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart 2  for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

XREF

Nu 8:11-14; De 10:8; 1Sa 2:11; 1Ch 16:4,37-43; Da 9:3; Mt 6:16; Mt 9:14,15; Mt 9:38; Lu 2:37; Lu 10:1; Ac 6:4; Ac 9:15; Ac 10:19; Ac 10:30; Ac 13:3; Ac 14:26; Ac 16:6,7; Ac 22:21; Ro 1:1; Ro 10:15; Ro 15:16; 1Co 7:5; 1Co 12:11; 2Co 6:5; 2Co 11:27; Ga 1:15; Ga 2:8,9; Eph 3:7; Col 4:17; 1Ti 2:7; 2Ti 1:11; 2Ti 2:2; 2Ti 4:5,11; Heb 5:4

NET © Notes

tn This term is frequently used in the LXX of the service performed by priests and Levites in the tabernacle (Exod 28:35, 43; 29:30; 30:20; 35:19; 39:26; Num 1:50; 3:6, 31) and the temple (2 Chr 31:2; 35:3; Joel 1:9, 13; 2:17, and many more examples). According to BDAG 591 s.v. λειτουργέω 1.b it is used “of other expression of religious devotion.” Since the previous verse described the prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch, it is probable that the term here describes two of them (Barnabas and Saul) as they were serving in that capacity. Since they were not in Jerusalem where the temple was located, general religious service is referred to here.

tn Or “Appoint.”



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