Acts 3:25
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New International Version
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.'

New Living Translation
You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, 'Through your descendants all the families on earth will be blessed.'

English Standard Version
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’

New American Standard Bible
"It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.'

King James Bible
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, And all the families of the earth will be blessed through your offspring.

International Standard Version
You are the descendants of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant that God made with your ancestors when he told Abraham, 'Through your descendant all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

NET Bible
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, 'And in your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You are the children of The Prophets and of the covenant which God appointed to our fathers, when he said to Abraham, 'By your Seed all the families of The Earth shall be blessed.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are the descendants of the prophets and the heirs of the promise that God made to our ancestors when he said to Abraham, 'Through your descendant all people on earth will be blessed.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

American King James Version
You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

American Standard Version
Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are the children of the prophets, and of the testament which God made to our fathers, saying to Abraham: And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
*Ye* are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God appointed to our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

English Revised Version
Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Weymouth New Testament
"You are the heirs of the Prophets, and of the Covenant which God made with your forefathers when He said to Abraham, 'And through your posterity all the families of the world shall be blessed.'

World English Bible
You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'In your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.'

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant that God made unto our fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall be blessed all the families of the earth;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:22-26 Here is a powerful address to warn the Jews of the dreadful consequences of their unbelief, in the very words of Moses, their favourite prophet, out of pretended zeal for whom they were ready to reject Christianity, and to try to destroy it. Christ came into the world to bring a blessing with him. And he sent his Spirit to be the great blessing. Christ came to bless us, by turning us from our iniquities, and saving us from our sins. We, by nature cleave to sin; the design of Divine grace is to turn us from it, that we may not only forsake, but hate it. Let none think that they can be happy by continuing in sin, when God declares that the blessing is in being turned from all iniquity. Let none think that they understand or believe the gospel, who only seek deliverance from the punishment of sin, but do not expect happiness in being delivered from sin itself. And let none expect to be turned from their sin, except by believing in, and receiving Christ the Son of God, as their wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Sons for children, A.V.; your for our, A.V. and T.R.; families for kindreds, A.V. Ye are the sons of the prophets, meaning that they inherited all the promises made by the prophets to their fathers. Just as in Acts 2:39 he said, "The promise is unto you and to your children" (comp. Romans 9:4; Romans 15:8). He thus enforces the solemn obligation of giving heed to what the prophets had said concerning Christ and his kingdom. In thy seed (see Galatians 3:16). This covenant, into which God entered with Abraham, with an oath (Genesis 22:16, 18), and which was a repetition and amplification of the covenant and promise already recorded in Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 15; Genesis 17:1-8, was made πρὸς τοὺς πατέρας, with a view to, in the direction of, the fathers, so as to include them and their children after them. It was now fulfilled to those whom St. Peter was addressing, as is set forth in the next verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ye are the children of the prophets,.... Of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who are called prophets, Psalm 105:15 being lineally and naturally descended from them; to them belonged the prophecies of the Old Testament concerning the Messiah, and the promises of him; they were heirs of them;

and of the covenant which God made with our fathers; so the phrase , "children of the covenant", is used by the Jews, as peculiar to themselves; See Gill on Romans 9:8 and so , "a son of the law" (n), is also used by them in a like sense; the law, the covenant, and the promises, externally belonging to them:

saying unto Abraham, Genesis 22:18

and in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed; meaning the Messiah, that sprung from him, and is called the son of Abraham; in whom, not only all Abraham's spiritual seed among the Jews, or the elect of God in that nation, and who were truly the children of Abraham, and of the promise, but even all the chosen of God among the Gentiles, in every nation, and of every kindred and family among them, are blessed in Christ, with all spiritual blessings; with peace, pardon, righteousness, redemption, and salvation: for this is not a form of blessing the Gentiles would use, when they blessed themselves, or others; saying, God bless thee, as he blessed Abraham's seed; for no one instance can be produced, when the Gentiles ever used such a form of blessing as this; but a prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles by the Messiah, and of their being blessed in him; see Galatians 3:16 and though this sense is departed from by modern Jews, it was what the ancient synagogue gave into (o).

(n) T. Bab. Gittin, fol. 62. 1.((o) Sepher Chasidim, sect. 961. apud Allix, Judgment of the Jewish Church, p 57.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. Ye are the children … of the covenant—and so the natural heirs of its promises.

in thy seed, &c.—(See on [1944]Ga 3:8, &c.).

Acts 3:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
24"And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and his successors onward, also announced these days. 25"It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'AND IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.' 26"For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."
Cross References
Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

Genesis 18:18
Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.

Genesis 22:18
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."

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

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.

Galatians 3:16
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say "and to seeds," meaning many people, but "and to your seed," meaning one person, who is Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

the children.

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and …

Genesis 27:36-40 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted …

Genesis 48:14-20 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it on Ephraim's …

Genesis 49:1-33 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, …

Psalm 105:8-15 He has remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded …

Matthew 3:9,10 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: …

the covenant.

Genesis 17:9,10,19 And God said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, …

1 Chronicles 16:17 And has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for …

Nehemiah 9:8 And found his heart faithful before you, and made a covenant with …

Luke 1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

Romans 9:4,5 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, …

Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for …

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according …

And in.

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: …

Genesis 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, …

Genesis 22:18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because …

Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and …

Genesis 28:14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread …

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not …

Galatians 3:8,16 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen …

all.

Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and …

Psalm 96:7 Give to the LORD, O you kindreds of the people, give to the LORD …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting …

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