Hy’-po-zeug’ma, i.e., end-yoke, from ὑπό (hupo or hypo), underneath. Hence ὑποζεύγνυμι (hypozeugnumi), to yoke under. The figure of Zeugma is so called when the verb is at the end of the sentence, and so underneath, the two objects.

Acts 4:27, 28.—“They were gathered together, to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.”

Here the verb “determined” relates only to “counsel” and not to “hand” : and shows us that we are to place the emphasis on the fact that, though the power of God’s hand was felt sooner than His counsel (as Bengel puts it), yet even this was only in consequence of His own determinate counsel and foreknowledge. Compare chap. 2:23, and 3:18.

From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by Dr. E. W. Bullinger,
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