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28 It is through him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said,[a] ‘Our lineage comes from him.’[b]

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  1. 17:28 Paul is quoting two classical Greek writers (ca. 270 BC): Aratus (Phaenomena, 5) and Cleanthes (Hymn to Zeus, 5).
  2. 17:28 Or “Our nature comes from him,” as translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “We are his offspring.” The Greek word is genos, which means “kindred” or “family” (taken from his genes).

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