Kisah Para Rasul 14:21-28Konteks
14:21 After they had proclaimed the good news in that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, 1 to Iconium, 2 and to Antioch. 3 14:22 They strengthened 4 the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue 5 in the faith, saying, “We must enter the kingdom 6 of God through many persecutions.” 7 14:23 When they had appointed elders 8 for them in the various churches, 9 with prayer and fasting 10 they entrusted them to the protection 11 of the Lord in whom they had believed. 14:24 Then they passed through 12 Pisidia and came into Pamphylia, 13 14:25 and when they had spoken the word 14 in Perga, 15 they went down to Attalia. 16 14:26 From there they sailed back to Antioch, 17 where they had been commended 18 to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. 19 14:27 When they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported 20 all the things God 21 had done with them, and that he had opened a door 22 of faith for the Gentiles. 14:28 So they spent 23 considerable 24 time with the disciples.
[14:22] 4 tn Grk “to Antioch, strengthening.” Due to the length of the Greek sentence and the tendency of contemporary English to use shorter sentences, a new sentence was started here. This participle (ἐπιστηρίζοντες, episthrizonte") and the following one (παρακαλοῦντες, parakalounte") have been translated as finite verbs connected by the coordinating conjunction “and.”
[14:22] 5 sn And encouraged them to continue. The exhortations are like those noted in Acts 11:23; 13:43. An example of such a speech is found in Acts 20:18-35. Christianity is now characterized as “the faith.”
[14:23] 10 tn Literally with a finite verb (προσευξάμενοι, proseuxamenoi) rather than a noun, “praying with fasting,” but the combination “prayer and fasting” is so familiar in English that it is preferable to use it here.
[14:23] 11 tn BDAG 772 s.v. παρατίθημι 3.b has “entrust someone to the care or protection of someone” for this phrase. The reference to persecution or suffering in the context (v. 22) suggests “protection” is a better translation here. This looks at God’s ultimate care for the church.
[14:26] 17 sn Antioch was the city in Syria (not Antioch in Pisidia) from which Paul’s first missionary journey began (see Acts 13:1-4). That first missionary journey ends here, after covering some 1,400 mi (2,240 km).
[14:26] 18 tn Or “committed.” BDAG 762 s.v. παραδίδωμι 2 gives “commended to the grace of God for the work 14:26” as the meaning for this phrase, although “give over” and “commit” are listed as alternative meanings for this category.
[14:26] 19 tn BDAG 829 s.v. πληρόω 5 has “to bring to completion an activity in which one has been involved from its beginning, complete, finish” as meanings for this category. The ministry to which they were commissioned ends with a note of success.