Acts 21:19

He rehearsed (exhgeito). Imperfect middle of exhgeomai, old verb to lead out, to draw out in narrative, to recount. So Paul is pictured as taking his time for he had a great story to tell of what had happened since they saw him last. One by one (kaq ena ekaston). According to each one (item) and the adverbial phrase used as an accusative after the verb exhgeito as Demosthenes does (1265), though it could be like kaq ena ekasto in Ephesians 5:33 . Which (wn). Genitive attracted from a (accusative) into the case of the unexpressed antecedent toutwn. God had wrought (epoihsen o qeo). Summary constative aorist active indicative that gathers up all that God did and he takes pains to give God the glory. It is possible that at this formal meeting Paul observed an absence of warmth and enthusiasm in contrast with the welcome accorded by his friends the day before (verse Ephesians 17 ). Furneaux thinks that Paul was coldly received on this day in spite of the generous offering brought from the Gentile Christians. "It looks as though his misgiving as to its reception ( Romans 15:31 ) was confirmed. Nor do we hear that the Christians of Jerusalem later put in so much as a word on his behalf with either the Jewish or the Roman authorities, or expressed any sympathy with him during his long imprisonment at Caesarea" (Furneaux). The most that can be said is that the Judaizers referred to by James do not appear actively against him. The collection and the plan proposed by James accomplished that much at any rate. It stopped the mouths of those lions.