Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Acts 20:26


Therefore I declare 1  to you today that I am innocent 2  of the blood of you all. 3 


2Sa 3:28; Job 16:19; Eze 3:18-21; Eze 33:2-9; Joh 12:17; Joh 19:35; Ac 18:6; Ro 10:2; 2Co 1:23; 2Co 7:2; 2Co 8:3; 1Th 2:10-12; 1Ti 5:22

NET © Notes

tn Or “testify.”

tn Grk “clean, pure,” thus “guiltless” (BDAG 489 s.v. καθαρός 3.a).

sn I am innocent. Paul had a clear conscience, since he had faithfully carried out his responsibility of announcing to (the Ephesians) the whole purpose of God.

tn That is, “that if any of you should be lost, I am not responsible” (an idiom). According to L&N 33.223, the meaning of the phrase “that I am innocent of the blood of all of you” is “that if any of you should be lost, I am not responsible.” However, due to the length of this phrase and its familiarity to many modern English readers, the translation was kept closer to formal equivalence in this case. The word “you” is not in the Greek text, but is implied; Paul is addressing the Ephesian congregation (in the person of its elders) in both v. 25 and 27.

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