Acts 2:25
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New International Version
David said about him: "'I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

New Living Translation
King David said this about him: 'I see that the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

English Standard Version
For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;

New American Standard Bible
"For David says of Him, 'I SAW THE LORD ALWAYS IN MY PRESENCE; FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.

King James Bible
For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For David says of Him: I saw the Lord ever before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

International Standard Version
since David says about him, 'I always keep my eyes on the Lord, for he is at my right hand so that I cannot be shaken.

NET Bible
For David says about him, 'I saw the Lord always in front of me, for he is at my right hand so that I will not be shaken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For David said about him: “I foresaw my Lord always who was upon my right hand that I should not be disquieted.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what David meant when he said about Jesus: 'I always see the Lord in front of me. I cannot be moved because he is by my side.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved,

King James 2000 Bible
For David spoke concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

American King James Version
For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

American Standard Version
For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For David saith concerning him: I foresaw the Lord before my face: because he is at my right hand, that I may not be moved.

Darby Bible Translation
for David says as to him, I foresaw the Lord continually before me, because he is at my right hand that I may not be moved.

English Revised Version
For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Webster's Bible Translation
For David speaketh concerning him, I saw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Weymouth New Testament
For David says in reference to Him, "'I constantly fixed my eyes upon the Lord, because He is at my right hand in order that I may continue unshaken.

World English Bible
For David says concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before my face, For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.

Young's Literal Translation
for David saith in regard to him: I foresaw the Lord always before me -- because He is on my right hand -- that I may not be moved;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:22-36 From this gift of the Holy Ghost, Peter preaches unto them Jesus: and here is the history of Christ. Here is an account of his death and sufferings, which they witnessed but a few weeks before. His death is considered as God's act; and of wonderful grace and wisdom. Thus Divine justice must be satisfied, God and man brought together again, and Christ himself glorified, according to an eternal counsel, which could not be altered. And as the people's act; in them it was an act of awful sin and folly. Christ's resurrection did away the reproach of his death; Peter speaks largely upon this. Christ was God's Holy One, sanctified and set apart to his service in the work of redemption. His death and sufferings should be, not to him only, but to all his, the entrance to a blessed life for evermore. This event had taken place as foretold, and the apostles were witnesses. Nor did the resurrection rest upon this alone; Christ had poured upon his disciples the miraculous gifts and Divine influences, of which they witnessed the effects. Through the Saviour, the ways of life are made known; and we are encouraged to expect God's presence, and his favour for evermore. All this springs from assured belief that Jesus is the Lord, and the anointed Saviour.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Saith for speaketh, A.V.; he held for foresaw, A.V. The sixteenth psalm is ascribed to David in the title prefixed to it in the Hebrew and the LXX. Without pronouncing the titles to be infallible, we must confess that they carry great weight with them in the absence of any strong internal evidence against them. Meyer speaks of the psalm as "certainly later than David," and Ewald and others ascribe it to the time of the Captivity; but Hitzig thinks the internal evidence is in favor of its belonging to the time before David ascended the throne ('Speaker's Commentary'). We may safely rest on the authority of St. Peter here and St. Paul (Acts 13:35, 36), and be satisfied that it is really David's. The manner in which it is quoted by the two apostles is also very strong evidence that by the Jews of that day it was generally admitted to be a Messianic psalm. The following quotation is verbatim from the LXX.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For David speaketh concerning him,.... The Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, in Psalm 16:8. The whole psalm belongs to the Messiah, and everything concerning the person in it agrees with him; such as his trust in God, Psalm 16:1 as he was man and Mediator; his very great regard to the saints, and delight in them, Psalm 16:2 his disregard to others who were hastening after another God, or another Saviour, whose sacrifices, as an high priest, he would not offer up, nor make intercession for them, Psalm 16:4 his exceeding great satisfaction in having the God of Israel for his portion, and in having his lot cast among his peculiar people, who were a delightful inheritance to him, Psalm 16:5 his thankfulness for advice and direction in the time of his sorrows and sufferings; and his dependence on the almighty power of God to support and protect him, Psalm 16:7 and the joy and comfort he was filled with in the view of his resurrection from the dead, and his enjoyment of the heavenly glory, Psalm 16:9,

I foresaw the Lord always before my face; Christ always had Jehovah in view throughout the whole of his life; and in his last moments he had respect unto the glory of his perfections, as the ultimate end of his obedience and sufferings; and to his purposes, council, and covenant, which were to be accomplished by him; and to his will and command in preaching the Gospel, working miracles, going about to do good, in obeying the precept, and bearing the penalty of the law; as well as to his promises, and his power to assist, support, and preserve him, as man and Mediator:

for he is on my right hand; which expresses his nearness to him, his presence with him, his readiness to assist him, and his protection of him; as if he was his second that stood by him, to take his part, and, if need be, to take up his cause, and defend him from his enemies; see Psalm 109:31.

that I should not be moved; from his station, place, and duty; from the cause he was engaged in, so as to relinquish it; or with the fear of men, or fury of devils, or wrath of God, whilst he was doing and suffering, according to the will of God.



Acts 2:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Preaches to the Crowd
24"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. 25"For David says of Him, 'I SAW THE LORD ALWAYS IN MY PRESENCE; FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN. 26'THEREFORE MY HEART WAS GLAD AND MY TONGUE EXULTED; MOREOVER MY FLESH ALSO WILL LIVE IN HOPE;…
Cross References
Psalm 16:8
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Luke 1:6
Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commands and decrees blamelessly.

Acts 2:26
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,
Treasury of Scripture

For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

David.

Acts 2:29,30 Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, …

Acts 13:32-36 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was …

I foresaw.

Psalm 16:8-11 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, …

for.

Psalm 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand.

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from …

Psalm 110:5 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

Isaiah 41:13 For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, …

Isaiah 50:7-9 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: …

John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, …

I should not.

Psalm 21:7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most …

Psalm 30:6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

Psalm 62:2,6 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not …

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