Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentActs 20:24
- But I hold not my life of any account (all' oudenov logou poioumai thn psuxhn).
- Neat Greek idiom, accusative psuxhn and genitive logou and then Paul adds "dear unto myself" (timian emautwi) in apposition with psuxhn (really a combination of two constructions).
- So that I may accomplish my course (wv teleiwsw dromon mou).
- Rather, "In order that" (purpose, not result). Aleph and B read teleiwsw here (first aorist active subjunctive) rather than teleiwsai (first aorist active infinitive). It is the lone instance in the N.T. of wv as a final particle (Robertson, Grammar, p. 987). Paul in Acts 13:25 in his sermon at Antioch in Pisidia described John as fulfilling his course and in 2 Timothy 4:7 he will say: "I have finished my course" (ton dromon teteleka). He will run the race to the end.
- Which I received from the Lord Jesus (hn elabon para tou kuriou Ihsou).
- Of that fact he never had a doubt and it was a proud boast ( 1:1; Romans 11:13).
- The gospel of the grace of God (to euaggelion thv xaritov tou teou).
- To Paul the gospel consisted in the grace of God. See this word "grace" (xariv) in Romans and his other Epistles.