Acts 2:16
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New International Version
No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

New Living Translation
No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:

English Standard Version
But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

New American Standard Bible
but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

King James Bible
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

International Standard Version
Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

NET Bible
But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But this is what was spoken by Joel, The Prophet:”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, this is what the prophet Joel spoke about:

Jubilee Bible 2000
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel:

King James 2000 Bible
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

American King James Version
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

American Standard Version
but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel:

Darby Bible Translation
but this is that which was spoken through the prophet Joel,

English Revised Version
but this is that which hath been spoken by the prophet Joel;

Webster's Bible Translation
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel,

Weymouth New Testament
But that which was predicted through the Prophet Joel has happened:

World English Bible
But this is what has been spoken through the prophet Joel:

Young's Literal Translation
'But this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:14-21 Peter's sermon shows that he was thoroughly recovered from his fall, and thoroughly restored to the Divine favour; for he who had denied Christ, now boldly confessed him. His account of the miraculous pouring forth of the Spirit, was designed to awaken the hearers to embrace the faith of Christ, and to join themselves to his church. It was the fulfilling the Scripture, and the fruit of Christ's resurrection and ascension, and proof of both. Though Peter was filled with the Holy Ghost, and spake with tongues as the Spirit gave him utterance, yet he did not think to set aside the Scriptures. Christ's scholars never learn above their Bible; and the Spirit is given, not to do away the Scriptures, but to enable us to understand, approve, and obey them. Assuredly none will escape the condemnation of the great day, except those who call upon the name of the Lord, in and through his Son Jesus Christ, as the Saviour of sinners, and the Judge of all mankind.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel. This affair, which is a matter of wonder and amazement with some, and of speculation with others, and of ridicule and contempt with the most, not the effect of wine, but the fulfilment of a prophecy in Joel 2:28 and is that effusion of the Spirit there foretold; and this prophecy is by the Jews themselves allowed to belong to the world to come, or to the times of the Messiah. Some of their commentators (o) say, that it refers "to time to come"; by which they frequently mean the times of the Messiah; and another says (p) expressly, that they belong , "to the days of the Messiah"; and in one of their Midrashes (q) it is observed, that "the holy blessed God says in this world they prophesy single, (particular persons,) but "in the world to come" all "Israel" shall become prophets, as it is said, Joel 2:28 "and it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your old men", &c. So expounds R. Tanchums with R. Aba.

(o) Jarchi in Joel ii. 28. & R. Jeshuah in Aben Ezra in loc. (p) R. David Kimchi in loc. (q) Bemidbar Rabba, sect. 15. fol. 219. 2.



Acts 2:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Preaches to the Crowd
15"For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; 16but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: 17'AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS,' God says, 'THAT I WILL POUR FORTH OF MY SPIRIT ON ALL MANKIND; AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, AND YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, AND YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS;…
Cross References
Joel 1:1
The word of the LORD that came to Joel son of Pethuel.

Zechariah 14:6
On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness.

Acts 2:15
These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!

Acts 2:17
"'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
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