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Acts 13:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And for about the time of forty years as a nursing-father bare he them in the wilderness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And about the time of forty years he suffered their manners in the wilderness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and for a time of about forty years he nursed them in the desert.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, for the time of about forty years, bare with their manners in the desert;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and about a period of forty years He did suffer their manners in the wilderness,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And for the space of forty years endured their manners in the desert:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And about the time of fourtie yeeres suffered he their maners in the wildernesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he nourished them in the desert forty years.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he fed them in the wilderness forty years.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
about 5613
{5613} Prime
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
the time 5550
{5550} Prime
Of uncertain derivation; a space of time (in genitive case, and thus properly distinguished from G2540, which designates a fixed or special occasion; and from G0165, which denotes a particular period) or interval; by extension an individual opportunity; by implication delay.
of forty years 5063
{5063} Prime
From G5062 and G2094; of forty years of age.
suffered he y5159
[5159] Standard
From G5158 and G5409; to endure one's habits.
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
their y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
manners 5159
{5159} Prime
From G5158 and G5409; to endure one's habits.
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
(0846) Complement
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
wilderness. 2048
{2048} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; lonesome, that is, (by implication) waste (usually as a noun, G5561 being implied).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 13:18-22

_ _ forty years suffered he their manners — rather, according to what appears the true reading, “cherished he them” (as a nurse the infant in her bosom).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 13:14-41.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 13:18

Deuteronomy 1:31.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Acts 7:36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Acts 7:39-43 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust [him] from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt, ... Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
Numbers 14:33-34 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. ... After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, [even] forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, [even] forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
Deuteronomy 9:7 Remember, [and] forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
Deuteronomy 9:21-24 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, [and] ground [it] very small, [even] until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount. ... Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
Nehemiah 9:16-21 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments, ... Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, [so that] they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.
Psalms 78:17-42 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness. ... They remembered not his hand, [nor] the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Psalms 95:8-11 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of temptation in the wilderness: ... Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Psalms 106:13-29 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: ... Thus they provoked [him] to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
Ezekiel 20:10-17 Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them into the wilderness. ... Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.
Amos 5:25-26 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? ... But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
1 Corinthians 10:1-10 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; ... Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Hebrews 3:7-10 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, ... Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways.
Hebrews 3:16-19 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. ... So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

"Gr. ετροποφορηεον [Strong's G5159], perhaps for ετροφοφορησεν, bore, or fed them as a nurse beareth or feedeth her child,
Deuteronomy 1:31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
; according to the LXX, and so Chrysostom."
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Ex 16:2, 35. Nu 14:22, 33. Dt 1:31; 9:7, 21. Ne 9:16. Ps 78:17; 95:8; 106:13. Ezk 20:10. Am 5:25. Ac 7:36, 39. 1Co 10:1. He 3:7, 16.

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