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Acts 20:2

    Acts 20:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he had gone through those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when he had gone through those parts and given them much teaching, he came into Greece.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he had gone through those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece.

    World English Bible

    When he had gone through those parts, and had encouraged them with many words, he came into Greece.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he had gone through those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece.

    Definitions for Acts 20:2

    Exhortation - Overseer.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 20:2

    He came into Greece - Εις την Ἑλλαδα, Into Hellas, Greece properly so called, the regions between Thessaly and Propontis, and the country of Achaia. He did not, however, go there immediately: he passed through Macedonia, Acts 20:1, in which he informs us, 2 Corinthians 7:5-7, that he suffered much, both from believers and infidels; but was greatly comforted by the arrival of Titus, who gave him a very flattering account of the prosperous state of the Church at Corinth. A short time after this, being still in Macedonia, he sent Titus back to Corinth, 2 Corinthians 8:16, 2 Corinthians 8:17, and sent by him the second epistle which he wrote to that Church, as Theodoret and others suppose. Some time after, he visited Corinth himself, according to his promise, 1 Corinthians 16:5. This was his third voyage to that city, 2 Corinthians 12:14; 2 Corinthians 13:1. What he did there at this time cannot be distinctly known; but, according to St. Augustin, he ordered every thing relative to the holy eucharist, and the proper manner in which it was to be received. See Calmet.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 20:2

    Over those parts - The parts of country in and near Macedonia. He probably went to Macedonia by Troas, where he expected to find Titus 2 1 Corinthians 2:12; but, not finding him there, he went by himself to Philippi, Thessalonica, etc., and then returned to Greece proper.

    Into Greece - Into Greece proper, of which Athens was the capital. While in Macedonia he had great anxiety and trouble, but was at length comforted by the coming of Titus, who brought him intelligence of the liberal disposition of the churches of Greece in regard to the collection for the poor saints at Jerusalem, 2 Corinthians 7:5-7. It is probable that the Second Epistle to the Corinthians was written during this time in Macedonia, and sent to them by Titus.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 20:2

    20:2 He came into Greece - That part of it which lay between Macedonia and Achaia.