Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Acts 21:34


But some in the crowd shouted one thing, and others something else, 1  and when the commanding officer 2  was unable 3  to find out the truth 4  because of the disturbance, 5  he ordered Paul 6  to be brought into the barracks. 7 


Ac 19:32; Ac 21:37; Ac 22:24; Ac 22:30; Ac 23:10,16; Ac 25:26

NET © Notes

tn L&N 33.77 has “ἄλλοι δὲ ἄλλο τι ἐπεφώνουν ἐν τῷ ὄχλῳ ‘some in the crowd shouted one thing; others, something else’ Ac 21:34.”

tn Grk “he”; the referent (the commanding officer) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn This genitive absolute construction has been translated temporally; it could also be taken causally: “and since the commanding officer was unable to find out the truth.”

tn Or “find out what had happened”; Grk “the certainty” (BDAG 147 s.v. ἀσφαλής 2).

tn Or “clamor,” “uproar” (BDAG 458 s.v. θόρυβος).

tn Grk “him”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn Or “the headquarters.” BDAG 775 s.v. παρεμβολή 2 has “barracks/headquarters of the Roman troops in Jerusalem Ac 21:34, 37; 22:24; 23:10, 16, 32.”

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