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Acts 5:27–32

Acts 5:27–32 (NA28) 27Ἀγαγόντες δὲ αὐτοὺς ἔστησαν ἐν τῷ συνεδρίῳ. καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτοὺς ὁ ἀρχιερεὺς And (when they) had brought them and made (them) stand in the Sanhedrin and the high priest put a question to them The trial began with the apostles being brought before the Sanhedrin. The Greek text has them “stood up” (estēsan) before the body, [...]

Week 12 – Acts 5:22-26

Acts 5:22–26 (NA28) 22οἱ δὲ παραγενόμενοι ὑπηρέται οὐχ εὗρον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ· ἀναστρέψαντες δὲ ἀπήγγειλαν But the officers who came did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported The officers (οἱ ὑπηρεται [hoi hupēretai]). Under-rowers, literally (Matt. 5:25). The servants or officers who executed the orders of the Sanhedrin.[1] It must be concluded that, as [...]

week 10 – Acts 5:17-21

Acts 5:17–21 (NA28) Luke recounts divine intervention on behalf of the apostles. The conflict has broadened; all the apostles are placed in prison, not just Peter and John (cf. 4:3). The narrator winks at the audience when he reports that the apostles are released from prison by an angel, whose very existence the Sadducees deny (see 23:8)[1] 17Ἀναστὰς δὲ [...]

Week 9 – Acts 5:12-16

12Διὰ δὲ τῶν χειρῶν τῶν ἀποστόλων ἐγίνετο σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα πολλὰ ἐν τῷ λαῷ. καὶ ἦσαν ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἅπαντες ἐν τῇ στοᾷ Σολομῶντος, Through the hands of the apostles were being performed many signs and wonders among the people and they were together all in Solomon's portico. The section links up directly with the prayer in 4:30 that God would [...]

Acts week 9 Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1–11 (NA28) It is certainly true that the story introduces us to a different world of thought from that of today. It is a world in which sin is taken seriously, and in which a person convicted of sin against the Spirit might well suffer a fatal shock at the thought of having broken a taboo.[1] 1Ἀνὴρ δέ [...]

Acts Week 8 4:32-37

32Τοῦ δὲ πλήθους τῶν πιστευσάντων ἦν καρδία καὶ ψυχὴ μία , καὶ οὐδὲ εἷς τι τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐτῷ ἔλεγεν ἴδιον εἶναι ἀλλʼ ἦν αὐτοῖς ἅπαντα κοινά. Now the group of those who believe were in one heart and soul, and no one of anything what belonged to him said was his own but all (things) were in common The [...]