Acts 20:24 DBY

24 But I make no account of [my] life [as] dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.

Study tools for Acts 20:24

  • a 20:2 - As ch. 16.40: 'comforted,' ver. 12.
  • b 20:4 - Or 'Gaius of Derbe and Timotheus.'
  • c 20:9 - In the act of being so.
  • d 20:9 - 'Having been already overpowered.'
  • e 20:10 - Or 'soul.'
  • f 20:11 - Or 'conversed:' as ch. 24.26, 'communed:' Luke 24.14,15; not as 'discoursed,' ver. 9.
  • g 20:28 - Middle voice; reflexive: see Note e, Heb. 1.3.
  • h 20:28 - I am fully satisfied that this is the right translation of ver. 28. To make it a question of the divinity of Christ (which I hold to be of the foundation of Christianity) is absurd. It has been questioned whether 'of his own' can be used thus absolutely in the singular. But we have it in John 15.19, and in the neuter singular for material things, Acts 4.32. The torturing of the passage by copyists arose, I believe, from not seeing, the real sense of it; a touching expression of the love of God.
  • i 20:35 - Specially, 'to show by example.'
  • j 20:37 - 'Covered with kisses,' as Luke 15.20.