Acts 16:25

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at
Mon May 20 08:30:19 EDT 2002

> Heb 2:12 also has HUMNEW with an accusative (the only other transitive
> instance in the NT, I think).  I found it interesting that in both the NIV
> and NASB the accusative there is rendered along the lines of
> 'about' rather
> than 'to'.  "sing your praises" rather than "sing praises to
> you".  (and yet
> both of those translations render the same construction as 'to'
> in Acts 16.)

Both seem to have the same meaning, namely, "I will praise you in song." In
both cases the content of the song would be "about God", but in both cases
people were listening, so in a sense they were also singing to the people
who were present, as well as to God and about God.

Iver Larsen

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