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Acts 20:33


I have desired 1  no one’s silver or gold or clothing.


Nu 16:15; 1Sa 12:3-5; 1Co 9:12,15,18; 2Co 7:2; 2Co 11:9; 2Co 12:14,17; 1Pe 5:2

NET © Notes

tn Traditionally, “coveted.” BDAG 371 s.v. ἐπιθυμέω 1 has “to have a strong desire to do or secure someth., desire, long for w. gen. of the thing desired…silver, gold, clothing Ac 20:33.” The traditional term “covet” is not in common usage and difficult for many modern English readers to understand. The statement affirms Paul’s integrity. He was not doing this for personal financial gain.

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