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36 You know[a] the message[b] he sent to the people[c] of Israel, proclaiming the good news of peace[d] through[e] Jesus Christ[f] (he is Lord[g] of all)— 37 you know what happened throughout Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John announced:[h] 38 with respect to Jesus from Nazareth,[i] that[j] God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power. He[k] went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil,[l] because God was with him.[m]

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  1. Acts 10:36 tn The subject and verb (“you know”) do not actually occur until the following verse, but have been repeated here because of the requirements of English word order.
  2. Acts 10:36 tn Grk “the word.”
  3. Acts 10:36 tn Grk “to the sons.”
  4. Acts 10:36 sn Peace is a key OT concept: Isa 52:7; Nah 1:15; also for Luke: Luke 1:79; 2:14; Acts 9:31. See also the similar phrase in Eph 2:17.
  5. Acts 10:36 tn Or “by.”
  6. Acts 10:36 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”
  7. Acts 10:36 sn He is Lord of all. Though a parenthetical remark, this is the theological key to the speech. Jesus is Lord of all, so the gospel can go to all. The rest of the speech proclaims Jesus’ authority.
  8. Acts 10:37 tn Or “proclaimed.”
  9. Acts 10:38 sn The somewhat awkward naming of Jesus as from Nazareth here is actually emphatic. He is the key subject of these key events.
  10. Acts 10:38 tn Or “how.” The use of ὡς (hōs) as an equivalent to ὅτι (hoti) to introduce indirect or even direct discourse is well documented. BDAG 1105 s.v. ὡς 5 lists Acts 10:28 in this category.
  11. Acts 10:38 tn Grk “power, who.” The relative pronoun was replaced by the pronoun “he,” and a new sentence was begun in the translation at this point to improve the English style, due to the length of the sentence in Greek.
  12. Acts 10:38 tn The translation “healing all who were oppressed by the devil” is given in L&N All who were oppressed by the devil. Note how healing is tied to the cosmic battle present in creation. Christ’s power overcomes the devil and his forces, which seek to destroy humanity.
  13. Acts 10:38 sn See Acts 7:9.

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