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17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, placed[a] his hands on Saul[b] and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came here,[c] has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”[d]

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  1. Acts 9:17 tn Grk “and placing his hands on Saul, he said.” The participle ἐπιθείς (epitheis) has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. For the same reason καί (kai) has not been translated before the participle.
  2. Acts 9:17 tn Grk “on him”; the referent (Saul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Acts 9:17 tn Grk “on the road in which you came,” but the relative clause makes for awkward English style, so it was translated as a temporal clause (“as you came here”).
  4. Acts 9:17 sn Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Here someone who is not an apostle (Ananias) commissions another person with the Spirit.