Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 5:13 - 5:13

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 5:13 - 5:13

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Durst (etolma). Imperfect active of tolmaō, old verb, not to fear or shun through fear, boldly to take a stand. The fate of Ananias and Sapphira continued to hold many in check.

Join (kollasthai). Present middle infinitive of kollaō, old verb to cleave to like glue as in Luk 15:15 which see. Seven times in Acts (Act 9:26; Act 10:28; Act 17:34). The outsiders (the rest) preferred, many of them, to remain outside for the present, especially the rulers.

Howbeit the people (all'̇̇ho laos). Probably individuals among the people, the populace as distinct from the rulers and hostile outsiders.