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Acts 8:31

Context
NETBible

The man 1  replied, “How in the world can I, 2  unless someone guides me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

XREF

2Ki 5:9,26; 2Ki 10:15,16; Ps 25:8,9; Ps 73:16,17,22; Pr 30:2,3; Isa 29:18,19; Isa 35:8; Mt 18:3,4; Mr 10:15; Ro 10:14; 1Co 3:18; 1Co 8:2; 1Co 14:36,37; Jas 1:10,21; 1Pe 2:1,2

NET © Notes

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

tn Grk “How am I able, unless…” The translation is based on the force of the conjunction γάρ (gar) in this context. The translation “How in the world can I?” is given in BDAG 189 s.v. γάρ 1.f.



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