Acts 21:5 Index
"And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed."
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" . . . when we had accomplished those days . . . "

  • The "seven days" of (Acts 21:4). The Greek verb here rendered "accomplished," and translated "furnished" in (2 Timothy 3:17) has the primary sense of making ready, equipping, or fitting out, as of a ship. Hence some conclude that the ship required a week of refitting at Tyre. However, in a time expression, as here, it is better translated, "to complete," "to finish." (6BC 399)

" . . . we departed and went our way . . ."

  • Literally, "having departed we were going on our way." (6BC 399)

" . . . they all brought us . . . "

  • The whole church of Tyre, including wives and children, escorted Paul and his companions out of the city to the shore (Acts 15:3; Acts 20:38). (6BC 399)

" . . . kneeled . . . , and prayed." (Acts 20:36) (6BC 399)

  • Both in public and in private worship, it is our privilege to bow on our knees before the Lord when we offer our petitions to Him
    • True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every heart shold be deeply impressed. The hour and place of prayer are sacred, because God is there; and as reverence is manifested in attitude and demeanor, the feeling that inspires it will be deepened. (GW 178)