Acts 3:18
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New International Version
But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.

New Living Translation
But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah--that he must suffer these things.

English Standard Version
But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.

New American Standard Bible
"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

King James Bible
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets--that His Messiah would suffer--He has fulfilled in this way.

International Standard Version
This is how God fulfilled what he had predicted through the voice of all the prophets—that his Messiah would suffer.

NET Bible
But the things God foretold long ago through all the prophets--that his Christ would suffer--he has fulfilled in this way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And God has thus fulfilled the thing which before was preached by the mouth of all The Prophets, that his Messiah would suffer.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But in this way God made the sufferings of his Messiah come true. God had predicted these sufferings through all the prophets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But God has thus fulfilled those things which he had showed in advance by the mouth of all his prophets, that his Christ should suffer.

King James 2000 Bible
But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he has so fulfilled.

American King James Version
But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he has so fulfilled.

American Standard Version
But the things which God foreshowed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Darby Bible Translation
but God has thus fulfilled what he had announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer.

English Revised Version
But the things which God foreshewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.

Webster's Bible Translation
But those things which God before had shown by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Weymouth New Testament
But in this way God has fulfilled the declarations He made through all the Prophets, that His Christ would suffer.

World English Bible
But the things which God announced by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.

Young's Literal Translation
and God, what things before He had declared through the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ should suffer, He did thus fulfil;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:12-18 Observe the difference in the manner of working the miracles. Our Lord always spoke as having Almighty power, never hesitated to receive the greatest honour that was given to him on account of his Divine miracles. But the apostles referred all to their Lord, and refused to receive any honour, except as his undeserving instruments. This shows that Jesus was one with the Father, and co-equal with Him; while the apostles knew that they were weak, sinful men, and dependent for every thing on Jesus, whose power effected the cure. Useful men must be very humble. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name, give glory. Every crown must be cast at the feet of Christ. The apostle showed the Jews the greatness of their crime, but would not anger or drive them to despair. Assuredly, those who reject, refuse, or deny Christ, do it through ignorance; but this can in no case be an excuse.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - The things for those things, A.V.; foreshowed or before had showed, A.V.; the prophets for his prophets, A.V. and T.R.; his Christ for Christ, A.V. and T.R.; he thus fulfilled for he hath so fulfilled, A.V. He even excuses their ignorance by showing how the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God was brought about through it (comp. Gem 45:5, and see above, Acts 1:23).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But those things which God before had showed,.... In the Scriptures of the Old Testament, concerning the betraying of the Messiah, and his sufferings and death, with the various causes, concomitants, and circumstances of them:

by the mouths of all his prophets; which were since the world began; some pointing out one thing or circumstance, and some another:

that Christ should suffer. The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, "that his Christ should suffer"; but then they leave out the word "his" in the preceding clause, which they put into this; and this entire clause is omitted in the Alexandrian copy:

he hath so fulfilled; in the manner he has, so exactly, so perfectly agreeable to the predictions of them, and yet were unknown to the persons by whom they were fulfilled. So wisely and surprisingly are things ordered and overruled by the wise providence of God, who is a God of knowledge, and by whom all actions are weighed.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. that Christ—The best manuscripts read, "that His Christ."

should suffer—The doctrine of a Suffering Messiah was totally at variance with the current views of the Jewish Church, and hard to digest even by the Twelve, up to the day of their Lord's resurrection. Our preacher himself revolted at it, and protested against it, when first nakedly announced, for which he received a terrible rebuke. Here he affirms it to be the fundamental truth of ancient prophecy realized unwittingly by the Jews themselves, yet by a glorious divine ordination. How great a change had the Pentecostal illumination wrought upon his views!

Acts 3:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
17"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also. 18"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 19"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;…
Cross References
Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Acts 2:23
This man was handed over to you by God's deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.

Acts 10:43
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

Acts 17:3
explaining and proving that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah," he said.

Acts 26:23
that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles."

2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
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