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Acts 19:18


Many of those who had believed came forward, 1  confessing and making their deeds known. 2 


Le 16:21; Le 26:40; Job 33:27,28; Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13; Jer 3:13; Eze 16:63; Eze 36:31; Mt 3:6; Ro 10:10; 1Jo 1:9

NET © Notes

tn Grk “came”; the word “forward” is supplied in the translation to clarify the meaning and to conform to the contemporary English idiom.

tn Or “confessing and disclosing their deeds.” BDAG 59 s.v. ἀναγγέλλω 2 has “W. ἐξομολογεῖσθαι: . τὰς πράξεις αὐτο'ν make their deeds known Ac 19:18.”

sn Making their deeds known. Ephesus was a major pagan religious center with much syncretistic “magical” practice. Coming to Jesus changed the lives and attitudes of these believers, creating a social impact.

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