Acts 13:26
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New International Version
"Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

New Living Translation
"Brothers--you sons of Abraham, and also you God-fearing Gentiles--this message of salvation has been sent to us!

English Standard Version
“Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.

New American Standard Bible
"Brethren, sons of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.

King James Bible
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.

International Standard Version
"My brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, it is to us that the message of this salvation has been sent.

NET Bible
Brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those Gentiles among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Men, brothers and children of the lineage of Abraham, and those who worship God with you: To you He has been sent: The Word of Life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Brothers-descendants of Abraham and converts to Judaism-the message that God saves people was sent to us.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Men and brethren, sons of the lineage of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, unto you is this word of saving health sent.

King James 2000 Bible
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

American King James Version
Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

American Standard Version
Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent.

Darby Bible Translation
Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:

English Revised Version
Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of this salvation sent forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

Weymouth New Testament
"Brethren, descendants of the family of Abraham, and all among you who fear God, to us has this Message of salvation been sent.

World English Bible
Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.

Young's Literal Translation
'Men, brethren, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you fearing God, to you was the word of this salvation sent,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:14-31 When we come together to worship God, we must do it, not only by prayer and praise, but by the reading and hearing of the word of God. The bare reading of the Scriptures in public assemblies is not enough; they should be expounded, and the people exhorted out of them. This is helping people in doing that which is necessary to make the word profitable, to apply it to themselves. Every thing is touched upon in this sermon, which might best prevail with Jews to receive and embrace Christ as the promised Messiah. And every view, however short or faint, of the Lord's dealings with his church, reminds us of his mercy and long-suffering, and of man's ingratitude and perverseness. Paul passes from David to the Son of David, and shows that this Jesus is his promised Seed; a Saviour to do that for them, which the judges of old could not do, to save them from their sins, their worst enemies. When the apostles preached Christ as the Saviour, they were so far from concealing his death, that they always preached Christ crucified. Our complete separation from sin, is represented by our being buried with Christ. But he rose again from the dead, and saw no corruption: this was the great truth to be preached.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - Brethren for men and brethren, A.V., as ver. 15; those among you that fear for whosoever among you feareth, A.V.; to us for to you, A.V. and T.R.; sent forth for sent, A.V. and T.R. The same address in substance as that in ver. 16, comprising the Jews and the devout heathen. To us; see ver. 33; but on the other hand (ver. 38), "to you," seems preferable. This salvation proceeding from the Savior, mentioned in ver. 23 (comp. Acts 10:36, "The word which God sent").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham,.... This address is made to them in the synagogue, who were Jews by birth, and in a form very grateful and pleasing; he calls them "men", perhaps not only from the common nature of mankind in them, but because they took this name peculiarly to themselves, and denied it to the nations of the world; and which they gather from Ezekiel 34:31 and he styles them "brethren", because they were his countrymen; and "children of the stock of Abraham", with respect to their lineage and descent, and of which they gloried:

and whosoever among you feareth God; these were the proselytes among them; See Gill on Acts 13:16.

to you is the word of this salvation sent; meaning either the Lord Jesus Christ himself, the essential and eternal "Logos", or word of God, and whom the Syriac and Ethiopic versions here style, "the word of life", as in 1 John 1:1 who is the author of salvation, and who was in the first place sent unto the Jews; or rather the Gospel, which gives an account of the author of spiritual and eternal salvation, of his person, and of his manner of obtaining it, and of the nature of salvation, and who the persons are to whom it belongs. The Gospel is not a proposal of terms, by complying with which men may be saved, as faith, repentance, and good works, which are not terms of salvation, but either blessings, parts or fruits of it; but it is a declaration of salvation itself, as being a thing done by Christ; it declares him to be the alone able, willing, and all sufficient Saviour, and the salvation he has wrought out to be a great one, complete, spiritual, and everlasting; and that those that believe in him shall be saved with it. It is the word preaching salvation by him, showing, that he has wrought out an everlasting righteousness for the justification of his people; hence it is sometimes called the word of righteousness; and that he has made peace and reconciliation by the blood of his cross, for which reason it is styled the word of reconciliation; and that eternal life is in him, and by him, and therefore it is called the word of life: for the salvation it publishes includes all the blessings of grace, and everlasting glory, and happiness; it is the means of applying the salvation it declares; the Spirit of God comes by it, who, whilst it is preaching, falls upon, and conveys himself into the hearts of men: regeneration is ascribed to the word of truth; faith comes by hearing; and sanctification is promoted and increased by it, as an instrument; and after men believe in it, they are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise; all which shows what a wonderful blessing the Gospel is: and this was now sent not to the Jews only, though to them in the first place, but to the Gentiles also; the Alexandrian copy, in the two last clauses, instead of "you", reads "us".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26-31. children … of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God—Gentile proselytes.

to you is the word of this salvation sent—both being regarded as one class, as "the Jew first," to whom the Gospel was to be addressed in the first instance.

Acts 13:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
In Pisidian Antioch
25"And while John was completing his course, he kept saying, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.' 26"Brethren, sons of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent. 27"For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.…
Cross References
Matthew 3:9
And do not think you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

John 6:68
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."

Acts 5:20
"Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people all about this new life."

Acts 10:2
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

Acts 13:16
Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: "Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 28:28
"Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
Treasury of Scripture

Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

children.

Acts 13:15,17,46 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the …

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless …

2 Chronicles 20:7 Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land …

Psalm 105:6 O you seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob his chosen.

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel…

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed …

Isaiah 48:1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Isaiah 51:1,2 Listen to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek …

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

and whosoever.

Acts 13:16,43 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, …

Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is …

to you.

Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the …

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to …

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation …

Luke 1:69,77 And has raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, …

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

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