Acts 2:40
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New International Version
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."

New Living Translation
Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"

English Standard Version
And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”

New American Standard Bible
And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"

King James Bible
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, "Be saved from this corrupt generation!"

International Standard Version
Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead: "Be saved," he urged them, "from this corrupt generation!"

NET Bible
With many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with many other words he was testifying to them and beseeching them as he said, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter said much more to warn them. He urged, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.

King James 2000 Bible
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.

American King James Version
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

American Standard Version
And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

Darby Bible Translation
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.

English Revised Version
And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

Weymouth New Testament
And with many more appeals he solemnly warned and entreated them, saying, "Escape from this crooked generation."

World English Bible
With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"

Young's Literal Translation
Also with many more other words he was testifying and exhorting, saying, 'Be saved from this perverse generation;'
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 40. - He testified, and exhorted for did he testify and exhort, A.V.; crooked for untoward, A.V. Save yourselves, etc. The idea is that the crooked generation which denied and crucified the Lord is hurrying on to their destruction. Those who would not perish with them must come out from amongst them and be separate from them (2 Corinthians 6:19), and seek safely in the ark of Christ's Church (1 Peter 3:21), as Noah did in the ark, and as Lot did in Zoar. So the jailer at Philippi, seeking to be saved, was baptized straightway (Acts 16:30-33). This was the drift and end of all St. Peter's exhortations.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And with many other words did he testify and exhort,.... For Luke does not give the sermons of the apostles at length, but a compendium, or specimen of them, and some of the more remarkable things in them; and which, it seems, lay partly in testifying concerning Christ, his person, office, grace, righteousness, and salvation; and against sins and errors, and false doctrine; and in "exhorting" to the exercise of grace, and the discharge of duty; or in comforting distressed minds: for the word used signifies to comfort as well as to exhort; though it seems to have the latter sense here, since it follows:

saying, save yourselves from this untoward generation: meaning, the chief priests, Scribes, and Pharisees, and elders of the people, chiefly, who were a perverse generation of men; and upon whom, for their impenitence and unbelief, for their rejection of the Messiah, and their evil treatment of him, wrath and ruin would come upon them, to the uttermost, very quickly; wherefore the apostle exhorts to separate from them, and not partake of their sins, lest they should also of their plagues; but come out from among them, and so, in a temporal sense, save themselves from the destruction that would quickly come on their nation, city, and temple; and so the Arabic version renders it, "escape from this rough generation".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

40. with many other words did he testify and exhort—Thus we have here but a summary of Peter's discourse; though from the next words it would seem that only the more practical parts, the home appeals, are omitted.

Save yourselves from this untoward generation—as if Peter already foresaw the hopeless impenitence of the nation at large, and would have his hearers hasten in for themselves and secure their own salvation.

Acts 2:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
Three Thousand Believe
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!" 41So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:5
They are corrupt and not his children; to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.

Jeremiah 51:45
"Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Matthew 17:17
"You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

Acts 4:36
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"),

Philippians 2:15
so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
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