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Week 19 Acts 7:9-16

Acts 7:9–16 (NA28) 9Καὶ οἱ πατριάρχαι ζηλώσαντες τὸν Ἰωσὴφ ἀπέδοντο εἰς Αἴγυπτον. καὶ ἦν ὁ θεὸς μετʼ αὐτοῦ And the patriarchs, because they were jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt and God was with him Moved with jealousy (ζηλωσαντες [zēlōsantes]). First aorist active participle of ζηλοω [zēloō], old verb from ζηλος [zēlos] (Acts 5:17), to burn or boil [...]

Week 18 Acts 7:1-8

Acts 7:1–8 (NA28) 1Εἶπεν δὲ ὁ ἀρχιερεύς εἰ ταῦτα οὕτως ἔχει; And the high priest said, concerning these things is the situation so? Concerning the things of the previously mentioned false witness - are the accusations true? Is it true that the customs - the temple, the altar, the customs of Moses - are you(Stephen) advocating the destruction of [...]

Week 17 Acts 6:8-15

Acts 6:8–15 (NA28) 8Στέφανος δὲ πλήρης χάριτος καὶ δυνάμεως ἐποίει τέρατα καὶ σημεῖα μεγάλα ἐν τῷ λαῷ. Now Stephen full of grace and power was performing great wonders and signs among the people Wrought (ἐποιει [epoiei]). Imperfect active, repeatedly wrought. Evidently a man like Stephen would not confine his “ministry” to “serving tables.” He was called in verse 5 [...]

Week 16 Acts 6:1-7

Acts 6 Acts 6:1–7 (NA28) 1Ἐν δὲ ταῖς ἡμέραις ταύταις πληθυνόντων τῶν μαθητῶν ἐγένετο γογγυσμὸς τῶν Ἑλληνιστῶν πρὸς τοὺς Ἑβραίους, ὅτι παρεθεωροῦντο ἐν τῇ διακονίᾳ τῇ καθημερινῇ αἱ χῆραι αὐτῶν. Now(but) in these days as the disciples were increasing a complaint arose by the Hellenists(Greek speaking Jews) against the Hebrews (Hebrew speaking Jews) because their widows were being overlooked [...]

Week 15 Acts 5:40-42

Acts 5:40–42 (NA28) 40καὶ προσκαλεσάμενοι τοὺς ἀποστόλους δείραντες παρήγγειλαν μὴ λαλεῖν ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ Ἰησοῦ καὶ ἀπέλυσαν. And they summoned the apostles, beat them, (and) commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Not to speak (μη λαλειν [mē lalein]). The Sanhedrin repeated the prohibition of 4:18 which the apostles had steadily refused [...]

week 14 Acts 5:33–39

Acts 5:33–39 (NA28) 33Οἱ δὲ ἀκούσαντες διεπρίοντο καὶ ἐβούλοντο ἀνελεῖν αὐτούς. And now (when) they heard this they were infuriated(cut to the heart, sawn in two, etc.) and were wanting(wishing?) to execute them Were cut to the heart (διεπριοντο [dieprionto]). Imperfect passive of διαπριω [diapriō] old verb (δια, πριω [dia, priō]), to saw in two (δια [dia]), to cut [...]