Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 19:30 - 19:30

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 19:30 - 19:30


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And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people (Paulou de boulomenou eiselthein eis ton dāmon). Genitive absolute. Plainly Paul wanted to face the howling mob, whether it was the occasion pictured in 2Co 1:9 or not. “St. Paul was not the man to leave his comrades in the lurch” (Knowling).

Suffered him not (ouk eiōn auton). Imperfect of eaō, common verb to allow, what Gildersleeve called the negative imperfect (Robertson, Grammar, p. 885), denoting resistance to pressure. The more Paul insisted on going the more the disciples refused to agree to it and they won.