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Acts 20:2

2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,

Acts 20:2 in Other Translations

2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,
2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece.
2 While there, he encouraged the believers in all the towns he passed through. Then he traveled down to Greece,
2 Traveling through the country, passing from one gathering to another, he gave constant encouragement, lifting their spirits and charging them with fresh hope.
2 And when he had passed through those areas and exhorted them at length, he came to Greece

Acts 20:2 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 20:2

And when he had gone over those parts
Of Macedonia, and the cities in it before mentioned;

and had given them much exhortation;
to abide by the doctrines and ordinances of the Gospel, and to walk worthy of it in their lives and conversations; and this exhortation he was frequently giving, as often as he had opportunity, improving his time much this way, and continued long at it: and, having pursued it to a sufficient length,

he came into Greece;
or Hellas; which, according to Ptolomy F5 and Solinus, F6, is properly true Greece; the former makes it to be the same with Achaia, where Corinth was; and the latter says it was in his time called Attica, where Athens was; so Pliny F7, who also says, that Thessaly was so called: this Hellas included Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Achaia, which is properly Greece, Peloponnesus, and the adjacent islands.


F5 Geograph. l. 3. c. 15.
F6 Polyhist, c. 12.
F7 Nat. Hist. l. 4. c. 7.

Acts 20:2 In-Context

1 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia.
2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,
3 where he stayed three months. Because some Jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for Syria, he decided to go back through Macedonia.
4 He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.
5 These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.
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