(e.g. john 8 32)

Acts 20:32  (King James Version)

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Acts 20:32

And now (kai ta nun). Same phrase as in verses Acts 20:22, Acts 20:25 save that idou (behold) is wanting and the article ta occurs before nun, accusative of general reference. And as to the present things (or situation) as in Acts 4:29.

I commend (paratiqemai). Present middle indicative of paratiqhmi, old verb to place beside, middle, to deposit with one, to interest as in I Timothy 1:18; II Timothy 2:2. Paul can now only do this, but he does it hopefully. Cf. I Peter 4:19.

The word of his grace (tw logw thv xaritov autou). The instrumentality through preaching and the Holy Spirit employed by God. Cf. Colossians 4:6; Ephesians 4:29.

Which is able to build up (tw dunamenw oikodomhsai). God works through the word of his grace and so it is able to build up (edify); a favourite Pauline word (I Corinthians 3:10-14; I Corinthians 3:9; II Corinthians 5:1; Ephesians 2:20-22; II Timothy 3:15; etc.), and James 1:21. The very words "build" and "inheritance among the sanctified" will occur in Ephesians 1:11; 2:30; Ephesians 3:18 and which some may recall on reading. Cf. Colossians 1:12. Stephen in Acts 7:5 used the word "inheritance" (klhronomian), nowhere else in Acts, but in Ephesians 1:14, Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 5:5. In Ephesians 1:18 the very expression occurs "his inheritance among the saints " (thn klhronomian autou en toiv agioiv).

Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing Acts 20:32:

Acts 4:29
Revelation 2:1


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