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Acts 26:29


Paul replied, “I pray to God that whether in a short or a long time 1  not only you but also all those who are listening to me today could become such as I am, except for these chains.” 2 


Ex 16:3; Nu 11:29; 2Sa 18:33; 2Ki 5:3; Jer 13:17; Lu 19:41,42; Joh 5:34; Ac 12:6; Ac 25:14; Ro 9:1-3; Ro 10:1; 1Co 4:8; 1Co 7:7; 2Co 11:1; Eph 6:20; Col 1:28

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tn BDAG 703 s.v. ὀλίγος 2.b.β has “καὶ ἐν ὀλ. καὶ ἐν μεγάλῳ whether in a short or a long time vs. 29 (cf. B-D-F §195; GWhitaker, The Words of Agrippa to St. Paul: JTS 15, 1914, 82f; AFridrichsen, SymbOsl 14, ’35, 50; Field, Notes 141-43; s. Rob. 653).”

sn Except for these chains. The chains represented Paul’s unjust suffering for the sake of the message. His point was, in effect, “I do not care how long it takes. I only hope you and everyone else hearing this would become believers in Christ, but without my unjust suffering.”

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