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Acts 26:28

Context
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Agrippa 1  said to Paul, “In such a short time are you persuading me to become a Christian?” 2 

XREF

Eze 33:31; Mt 10:18; Mr 6:20; Mr 10:17-22; Ac 24:25; Ac 26:29; 2Co 4:2; Jas 1:23,24

NET © Notes

sn See the note on King Agrippa in 25:13.

tn Or “In a short time you will make me a Christian.” On the difficulty of the precise nuances of Agrippa’s reply in this passage, see BDAG 791 s.v. πείθω 1.b. The idiom is like 1 Kgs 21:7 LXX. The point is that Paul was trying to persuade Agrippa to accept his message. If Agrippa had let Paul persuade him, he would have converted to Christianity.

sn The question “In such a short time are you persuading me to become a Christian?” was probably a ploy on Agrippa’s part to deflect Paul from his call for a decision. Note also how the tables have turned: Agrippa was brought in to hear Paul’s defense, and now ends up defending himself. The questioner is now being questioned.



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