Acts 3:19
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New International Version
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

New Living Translation
Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.

English Standard Version
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,

New American Standard Bible
"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;

King James Bible
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,

International Standard Version
Therefore, repent and turn to him to have your sins blotted out,

NET Bible
Therefore repent and turn back so that your sins may be wiped out,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Repent therefore and be converted, so that your sins will be blotted out, and the times of rest from before the face of THE LORD JEHOVAH will come to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So change the way you think and act, and turn [to God] to have your sins removed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, for the times of refreshing of the presence of the Lord are come;

King James 2000 Bible
Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

American King James Version
Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

American Standard Version
Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.

Darby Bible Translation
Repent therefore and be converted, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from [the] presence of the Lord,

English Revised Version
Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;

Webster's Bible Translation
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,

Weymouth New Testament
Repent, therefore, and reform your lives, so that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord,

World English Bible
"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

Young's Literal Translation
reform ye, therefore, and turn back, for your sins being blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:19-21 The absolute necessity of repentance is to be solemnly charged upon the consciences of all who desire that their sins may be blotted out, and that they may share in the refreshment which nothing but a sense of Christ's pardoning love can afford. Blessed are those who have felt this. It was not needful for the Holy Spirit to make known the times and seasons of these dispensations. These subjects are still left obscure. But when sinners are convinced of their sins, they will cry to the Lord for pardon; and to the penitent, converted, and believing, times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord. In a state of trial and probation, the glorified Redeemer will be out of sight, because we must live by faith in him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - Turn again for be converted, A.V., with no difference in sense; that so there may come seasons of refreshing for when the times of refreshing shall come, A.V. Turn again. The turning to God is the consequence of the change of mind (μετάνοια). That so there may come; rightly for the A.V. "when," etc., which the Greek cannot mean. What Peter conceives is that if Israel turns to God at once in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, then there will come at once those times of refreshing, those blessed days of righteousness, and peace, and rest, and universal joy, which are the characteristics of Christ's kingdom as foretold by the prophets. Those days are delayed by the unbelief of Israel. Seasons of refreshing. The A.V." times of refreshing" is manifestly right, though there is no article in the Greek. "Seasons of refreshing" seems very vague and vapid (see Alford, 1:1, who very appropriately and conclusively cites the phrase καιροὶ ἐθνών, "the times of the Gentiles"(Luke 21:24). Meyer also compares the παράκλησιν τοῦ Ἰσραήλ of Luke 2:25, and so in ver. 21, χρόνων ἀποκαταστάσεως is rendered "the times of restoration."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Repent ye therefore,.... The Ethiopic version adds, "and be baptized"; see Gill on Acts 2:38,

and be converted. The apostle's sense is, repent of the sin of crucifying Christ, which is what he had been charging them with, and turn unto him, and acknowledge him as the Messiah; receive his doctrines, and submit to his ordinances; externally reform in life and conversation, and bring forth fruits meet for repentance, such as will show it to be true and genuine:

that your sins may be blotted out; or forgiven, see Psalm 51:9. Not that repentance and reformation procure the pardon of sin, or are the causes of it, for forgiveness is entirely owing to the free grace of God, and blood of Christ; but inasmuch as that is only manifested and applied to repenting and converted sinners; and who are encouraged to repent, and turn to the Lord from the promise of pardon; it is incumbent on them, and is their interest so to do, that they may have a discovery of the remission of their sins by the blood of Christ. Though no other repentance and conversion may be here meant than an external one; and the blotting out of sin, and forgiveness of it, may intend no other than the removing a present calamity, or the averting a threatened judgment, or the deliverance of persons from national ruin, Exodus 32:32. These Jews had crucified the Lord of glory, and for this sin were threatened with miserable destruction; the apostle therefore exhorteth them to repentance for it, and to a conversion to the Messiah, that so when ruin should come upon their nation, they might be delivered from the general calamity; when it would be terrible times to the unbelieving and impenitent Jews, but times of refreshment, ease, peace, and rest from persecution, to the believers, as is next expressed.

When the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; or "that the times of refreshing may come", as the Syriac version; either seasons of spiritual refreshment, joy, and peace, through the great and precious promises of the Gospel, and by the application of the blood and righteousness of Christ, to such penitent and converted sinners; which refreshment and comfort come from the Lord, and are accompanied with his gracious presence: or else seasons of rest, and deliverance from the violent heat of persecution; which was the case of the saints at the destruction of Jerusalem; they were not only saved from that ruin, but delivered from the wrath of their most implacable enemies. The Ethiopic version renders it, "and the day of mercy shall come from the presence of the Lord", repenting sinners find mercy; and a discovery of pardon is a time of mercy; and when God grants this, he affords his presence. The Jews call the world to come a time of refreshment; and say (b),

"better is one hour , "of refreshment", in the world to come, than the whole life of this world.''

(b) Pirke Abot, c. 4. sect. 17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

19. when the times of refreshing shall come—rather, "in order that the times of refreshing may come"; that long period of repose, prosperity and joy, which all the prophets hold forth to the distracted Church and this miserable world, as eventually to come, and which is here, as in all the prophets, made to turn upon the national conversion of Israel.

Acts 3:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
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; 20and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,…
Cross References
Psalm 51:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Isaiah 44:22
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you."

Jeremiah 36:3
Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin."

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?'

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:20
and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you--even Jesus.

Acts 26:20
First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.

2 Thessalonians 1:7
and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.

Hebrews 4:1
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.
Treasury of Scripture

Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Repent. See on ch.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you …

Acts 11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified …

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

be.

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, …

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

Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull …

Psalm 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted …

Isaiah 1:16-20 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before …

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Lamentations 5:21 Turn you us to you, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.

Ezekiel 18:30-32 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according …

Daniel 9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come on us: …

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away …

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of …

Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and become …

Luke 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

James 4:7-10 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will …

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him…

1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd …

that.

Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find …

1 Kings 8:48-50 And so return to you with all their heart, and with all their soul, …

Psalm 32:1-5 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered…

Psalm 51:1-3,9 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness…

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions …

Isaiah 1:16-18 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before …

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, …

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as …

Jeremiah 31:33,34 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the iniquity of Israel …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall …

when.

Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things…

Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, …

Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all …

Psalm 72:6-19 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water …

Psalm 98:1-9 O sing to the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous things: …

Isaiah 2:1-3 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem…

Isaiah 49:10-22 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun …

Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing …

Isaiah 52:1-10 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 54:1-14 Sing, O barren, you that did not bear; break forth into singing, …

Isaiah 60:1-22 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Isaiah 61:3,9-11 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake …

Isaiah 65:17-25 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former …

Isaiah 66:10-14,18-22 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Jeremiah 31:22-26 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD …

Jeremiah 32:37-41 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven …

Jeremiah 33:15-26 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness …

Ezekiel 34:23-31 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, …

Ezekiel 37:21-28 And say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the …

Ezekiel 39:25-29 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity …

Hosea 2:19-23 And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to …

Joel 3:16-21 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; …

Amos 9:13-15 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake …

Micah 7:14,15 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which …

Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

2 Thessalonians 1:7,10 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall …

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is …

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