Acts 2:39
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New International Version
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call."

New Living Translation
This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles--all who have been called by the Lord our God."

English Standard Version
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

New American Standard Bible
"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."

King James Bible
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

International Standard Version
For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are distant, whom the Lord our God may call to himself."

NET Bible
For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For The Promise is to you and to your children and to all those who are afar off, those whom God shall call.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This promise belongs to you and to your children and to everyone who is far away. It belongs to everyone who worships the Lord our God."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

King James 2000 Bible
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

American King James Version
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

American Standard Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

Darby Bible Translation
For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who [are] afar off, as many as [the] Lord our God may call.

English Revised Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Weymouth New Testament
For to you belongs the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, whoever the Lord our God may call."

World English Bible
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

Young's Literal Translation
for to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:37-41 From the first delivery of that Divine message, it appeared that there was Divine power going with it; and thousands were brought to the obedience of faith. But neither Peter's words, nor the miracle they witnessed, could have produced such effects, had not the Holy Spirit been given. Sinners, when their eyes are opened, cannot but be pricked to the heart for sin, cannot but feel an inward uneasiness. The apostle exhorted them to repent of their sins, and openly to avow their belief in Jesus as the Messiah, by being baptized in his name. Thus professing their faith in Him, they would receive remission of their sins, and partake of the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit. To separate from wicked people, is the only way to save ourselves from them. Those who repent of their sins, and give up themselves to Jesus Christ, must prove their sincerity by breaking off from the wicked. We must save ourselves from them; which denotes avoiding them with dread and holy fear. By God's grace three thousand persons accepted the gospel invitation. There can be no doubt that the gift of the Holy Ghost, which they all received, and from which no true believer has ever been shut out, was that Spirit of adoption, that converting, guiding, sanctifying grace, which is bestowed upon all the members of the family of our heavenly Father. Repentance and remission of sins are still preached to the chief of sinners, in the Redeemer's name; still the Holy Spirit seals the blessing on the believer's heart; still the encouraging promises are to us and our children; and still the blessings are offered to all that are afar off.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 39. - To you is the promise for the promise is unto you, A.V.; shall call unto him for shall call. To you is the promise (see Acts 1:4; Acts 2:33). There is also a reference to the prophecy in Joel, quoted in vers. 17-21. To all that are afar off; i.e. the Gentiles, as appears clearly from Ephesians 2:17, where the same phrase is applied to the Ephesian Christians, and the Jewish Christians are spoken of as "those that were nigh." The fulfilment to the Gentiles is specially recorded (Acts 10:45; Acts 11:15, 18, etc.). Shall call unto him (comp. Romans 1:6; Romans 8:28, 30; Romans 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:6 (etc.), which confirm the application of the "afar off" to the Gentiles.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Either of the Messiah, and salvation by him, which was particularly given forth to the people of the Jews; or of the remission of sins, which was a branch of the covenant made with the house of Israel, in a spiritual sense, even the whole household of God; or of the pouring forth of the Spirit: and this promise was not only to them, but to theirs, even to as many of them as belonged to the election of grace; and whom the Lord their God would effectually call by his grace, as the last and limiting clause of the text, and which is to be connected with every part of it, shows:

and to your children: this is the rather mentioned, because these awakened, and converted souls, were not only in great concern about themselves, for their sin of crucifying Christ, but were in great distress about their children, on whom they had imprecated the guilt of Christ's blood, as upon themselves; the thought of which cut them to the heart, and made their hearts bleed, within them: wherefore to relieve them, and administer comfort to them in this their distress, the apostle informs them, that the promise of Christ, and of his grace, was not only to them, who were now called, but it was also to their children; to as many of them as the Lord God should call; and who are the children of the promise, which all the children of the flesh were not, Romans 9:6 and to these the promise should be applied, notwithstanding this dreadful imprecation of theirs:

and to all that are afar off; either in place, as those that were dispersed, among the several nations of the world; and so carried in it a comfortable aspect on the multitude of Jews, that were of every nation under heaven; or in time, who should live in ages to come; or else the Gentiles are intended, who were afar off from God and Christ, and the way of life and salvation by him; see Ephesians 2:12 even as many as the Lord our God shall call: not externally only, by the ministry of the word, but internally, by his grace and Spirit; with that calling, which is according to the purpose and grace of God, and is inseparably connected with eternal glory; the promise is to all such, and is made good to all such, whether they be Jews or Gentiles, fathers, or children, greater or lesser sinners. The Syriac version reads, "whom God himself shall call".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

39. For the promise—of the Holy Ghost, through the risen Saviour, as the grand blessing of the new covenant.

all afar off—the Gentiles, as in Eph 2:17), but "to the Jew first."

Acts 2:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
Three Thousand Believe
38Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself." 40And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:15
who are standing here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God but also with those who are not here today.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

Isaiah 54:13
All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.

Isaiah 57:19
creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near," says the LORD. "And I will heal them."

Isaiah 59:20
"The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 65:23
They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.

Joel 2:32
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

Acts 3:25
And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.'

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

Ephesians 2:12
remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:17
He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
Treasury of Scripture

For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

the promise.

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Psalm 115:14,15 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children…

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me …

Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, …

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit …

Romans 11:16,17 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the …

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving …

and to all.

Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many …

Acts 11:15-18 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at …

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they …

Acts 15:3,8,14 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through …

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory …

Ephesians 2:13-22 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …

Ephesians 3:5-8 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it …

as many.

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of …

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom …

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one …

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy …

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved …

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according …

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that …

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory …

2 Peter 1:3,10 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain …

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: …

Revelation 19:9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they which are called to the …

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