Parthians, Medes, Elamites; those who live in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,(A)

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Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,(A) Pontus(B) and Asia,[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 2:9 That is, the Roman province by that name

Then some from what is called the Freedmen’s Synagogue, composed of both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, came forward and disputed with Stephen.

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Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene(A) and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia(B) and Asia(C)—who began to argue with Stephen.

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Evangelization of Europe

They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia and were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia.(A) When they came to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus(B) did not allow them.

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Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia(A) and Galatia,(B) having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.(C) When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus(D) would not allow them to.

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and all the brothers who are with me:

To the churches of Galatia.[a](A)

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  1. Galatians 1:2 A Roman province in what is now Turkey

and all the brothers and sisters[a] with me,(A)

To the churches in Galatia:(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15; 4:12, 28, 31; 5:11, 13; 6:1, 18.

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