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  • Ken Wolf on Acts 20
    Why in acts 20:12 job

    It states they were NOT a little comforted

    Other versions they were

    I am perplexed why they would not be conforted
  • Grae - in Reply on Acts 20
    If they were NOT a LITTLE comforted perhaps that means that they WERE a LOT comforted . That's my take on it .
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 20
    Hi Ken. I believe that even though it's not the usual way of expressing it, the intention of that wording is that they were 'greatly comforted' that the young man was still alive.
  • Ken Wolf - in Reply on Acts 20
    I agree but that is not the words that is in the bible it says NOT

    I'm sure they were greatly conforted bit that is not what is writen.

    Thank you for the reply
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 20
    From further probing, a dictionary defines 'more than a little/ not a little' as 'a large amount or to a large degree'. The example it gave is: "They had sincere respect for her, and not a little affection." "The team was more than a little unlucky to lose by just one point."

    In both examples, the meaning is 'much or greatly'. It's just the way our language can be sometimes used, sadly, making it a little more complex for many readers.
  • Ken Wolf - in Reply on Acts 20
    Thank you for your thoughtful reply. This was my belief . although I did not want to make the bible conform to my beliefs I wanted evidence that I was thinking what was written in the bible.Gods will not mine..i thank each and everyone that replied.

    May God richly bless each and everyone that did reply

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