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20 but I declared to those in Damascus first, and then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea,[a] and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God,[b] performing deeds consistent with[c] repentance.

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  1. Acts 26:20 tn BDAG 1093-94 s.v. χώρα 2.b states, “of the provincial name (1 Macc 8:3) ἡ χώρα τῆς ᾿Ιουδαίας Ac 26:20.”
  2. Acts 26:20 sn That they should repent and turn to God. This is the shortest summary of Paul’s message that he preached.
  3. Acts 26:20 tn BDAG 93 s.v. ἄξιος 1.b, “καρποὶ ἄ. τῆς μετανοίας fruits in keeping with your repentanceLk 3:8; Mt 3:8. For this . τῆς μετανοίας ἔργα Ac 26:20.” Note how Paul preached the gospel offer and the issue of response together, side by side.