Daniel P. Barron

Acts 3

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

1 And together Peter and John went up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb, was carried, whom they set down daily at the door of the temple, which was called “Beautiful,” i to ask for charity from those entering into the temple, 3 whom seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, was asking for charity. 4 And Peter looking intently at him together with John, said, “Look at us.” 5 And he was heeding them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 And Peter said, “Silver and gold are not to me, but what I have, this I give to you. In the name of Joshua Christ the Nazarene, ii rise up and walk.” 7 And taking him by the right hand, he raised him up. And immediately his feet and ankles were strengthened. 8 And leaping up, he stood and was walking and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 And they were recognizing him that he was the one sitting at the Beautiful gate of the temple for charity, and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at what happened to him.

11 And the one healed of being lame holding on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed. iii 12 And Peter seeing, answered to the people,

Men, Israelis, iv why do you marvel at this? Or, why do you look intently at us as if by our own power or godliness made this one to walk? 13 The God of Abraham and Issac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Joshua, whom you indeed v delivered up and denied him vi in the face of Pilate judging to release him. 14 So, you denied the holy and just one and asked for a murderous man to be released to you, 15 and you killed the ruler of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 16 And upon the faith of his name, this whom you see and know, his name strengthened. And the faith which is through him gave him this soundness before you all. 17 And now, I know that you acted according to ignorance, as also your rulers. vii 18 And God foretold such things through the mouth of all his prophets, viii the Christ to suffer, he has thus fulfilled.

19 Repent, therefore, and turn ix for the wiping out x of your sins, that times of refreshing may come from the face xi of the Lord 20 and he may send the appointed one xii to you, Christ Joshua, 21 whom heaven must receive until times of restoration of all things; xiii which God spoke through the mouth of all his holy prophets from eternity. xiv 22 For indeed Moses said to the fathers that, “The Lord our xv God will raise up a prophet to you out of your brethren as me. You will hear concerning all things, whatever he may say to you. xvi 23 And it shall be, every soul, whoever does not hear that prophet will be utterly destroyed out of the people.” xvii xviii 24 And also all the prophets from Samuel and those afterward, as many as spoke, told xix of these days. xx

25 You are sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, “And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” 26 To you first, xxi God raising up his servant, Joshua, sent him blessing you in turning each from your iniquities.”

Acts 2 - Acts 4

Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xxii

  1. Ὡραίαν (hôraian) - “Beautiful” ^
  2. Ναζωραίου (Nazôraiou) - Nazarene - see footnote for Matthew 2:23. ^
  3. ἔκθαμβοι (ekthamboi) - “greatly amazed” - only found here. ^
  4. Ἰσραηλῖται (Israêlitai) - “Israelis” - both in the vocative. See footnote for John 1:47. ^
  5. μὲν (men) - “indeed” - not in RT. ^
  6. αὐτὸν (auton) - “him” - not in CT. ^
  7. 1 Corinthians 2:7-8 ^
  8. See Luke 24:25-27; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Daniel 7:13-27; 9:25-26; Psalm 22:1, 14-18, 22/ Hebrews 2:12; Psalm 22:27-31. ^
  9. ἐπιστρέψατε (epistrepsate) - “turn” - simple means “turn” or “return,” e.g. used in Matthew 9:22 “turning”; 10:13 “return”; 12:44 “return”; Matthew 13:15 “turn” (as here in Acts 3:19). ^
  10. τὸ ἐξαλειφθῆναι (to exaleiphthêvai) – infinitive with definite article “the wiping out” - verb found also only in Colossians 2:14 (wiped out); Revelation 3:5 (blot out); 7:17 (wipe away); 21:4 (wipe away) ^
  11. προσώπου (prosôpou) - “face” - e.g. Acts 7:45 “face of our fathers” (KJV, NKJV, NAS) ^
  12. Majority and Critical texts have προκεχειρισμένον (prokecheirismenon) - “appointed one”- see e.g. NAS “appointed” - Received Text has προκεκηρυγμένον (prokekêrugmenon) “preached” - see e.g. KJV; NKJV. ^
  13. “restoration of all things” - Ephesians 1:10; Colossians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 15:24-26. ^
  14. ἀπ᾽ αἰῶνος (ap aiônos) - “from eternity” - KJV; NKJV “the world began”; NAS “of old”; see footnote for Luke 1:70. This same exact wording (ἀπ᾽ αἰῶνος) is also found in Luke 1:70 & Acts 15:18. Luke 1:70 reveals the same kind of concept as here in Acts 3:21. ^
  15. ἡμῶν (hêmôn) - “our” - RT & CT ὑμῶν (humôn) “your” - these are plural. The Hebrew (Deuteronomy 18:15) has the singular “you,” אֱלֹהֶיךָ ("your God”). LXX has the singular “you,” θεός σου (theos sou) “your God.” ^
  16. Peter's statement does not match word for word either the LXX or Hebrew of Deuteronomy 18:15. LXX reads, προφήτην ἐκ τῶν ἀδελφῶν σου ὡς ἐμὲ ἀναστήσει σοι κύριος ὁ θεός σου αὐτοῦ ἀκούσεσθε - “The Lord your God shall raise up out of your brethren as me, him you will hear." The Hebrew תִּשְׁמָעוּן נָבִיא מִקּרְבְּךָ מֵאַחֶיךָ כָּמֹנִי יָקים לִךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֵלָיו The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet from your midst from your brethren like me, him you shall hear." ^
  17. These words do not match exactly the LXX or Hebrew of Deuteronomy 18:19. LXX reads, καὶ ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὃς ἐὰν μὴ ἀκούσῃ ὅσα ἐὰν λαλήσῃ ὁ προφήτης ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου ἐγὼ ἐκδικήσω ἐξ αὐτοῦ - “And the man who if he does not hear what if the prophet speaks upon my name, I will avenge out of him.” The Hebrew, דְּבָרַי אֲשֶׁר יְדַבֵּר בִּשְׁמִי אָנֹכִי אֶדְרֹשׁ מֵעִמּוֹ וְהָיָה הָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יִשְׁמַע אֶל־ And it shall be the man who does not listen to my words in my name, I shall require from him." ^
  18. See Deuteronomy 18:15-19 (see also verses 20-22). ^
  19. κατήγγειλαν (katêgneilan) “told” M & CT. RT has προκατήγγειλαν (prokatêgneilan) “foretold.” ^
  20. 1 Peter 1:10-12 [13-25] ^
  21. Romans 1:16; 2:9-10; John 4:22 ^
  22. Mirrored here^

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