GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
"And now, brothers, I know that like your rulers you didn't know what you were doing.
King James Bible
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, brethren, I know that ye did it in ignorance, as also your rulers;
World English Bible
"Now, brothers, I know that you did this in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, brethren, I have known that through ignorance ye did it, as also your rulers;
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'Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, In turning away every one of you from his iniquities.' --ACTS iii. 26. So ended Peter's bold address to the wondering crowd gathered in the Temple courts around him, with his companion John and the lame man whom they had healed. A glance at his words will show how extraordinarily outspoken and courageous they are. He charges home on his hearers the guilt of Christ's death, unfalteringly proclaims His Messiahship, bears witness …
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Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people.
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them. They don't know what they're doing." Meanwhile, the soldiers divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice.
Indeed, they will do all this to you because you are committed to me, since they don't know the one who sent me.
They will do these things to you because they haven't known the Father or me.
The people who live in Jerusalem and their rulers didn't know who Jesus was. They didn't understand the prophets' messages, which are read every day of worship. So they condemned Jesus and fulfilled what the prophets had said.
The chief priest and the entire council of our leaders can prove that I did this. In fact, they even gave me letters to take to the Jewish community in the city of Damascus. I was going there to tie up believers and bring them back to Jerusalem to punish them.
"I used to think that I had to do a lot of things to oppose the one named Jesus of Nazareth.
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