Acts 13:36
New International Version
"Now when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.

New Living Translation
This is not a reference to David, for after David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors, and his body decayed.

English Standard Version
For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,

Berean Study Bible
For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. His body was buried with his fathers and saw decay.

Berean Literal Bible
For indeed David, having served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was added to his fathers, and saw decay.

New American Standard Bible
"For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;

King James Bible
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

Christian Standard Bible
For David, after serving God's purpose in his own generation, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed,

Contemporary English Version
When David was alive, he obeyed God. Then after he died, he was buried in the family grave, and his body decayed.

Good News Translation
For David served God's purposes in his own time, and then he died, was buried with his ancestors, and his body rotted in the grave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For David, after serving his own generation in God's plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed.

International Standard Version
Now David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died and was buried with his ancestors, and so he experienced decay.

NET Bible
For David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died, was buried with his ancestors, and experienced decay,

New Heart English Bible
For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was placed with his fathers, and saw decay.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For David served the will of God in his generation and he fell asleep and was added to his fathers and he saw corruption.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After doing God's will by serving the people of his time, David died. He was laid to rest with his ancestors, but his body decayed.

New American Standard 1977
“For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers, and underwent decay;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep and was gathered unto his fathers and saw corruption;

King James 2000 Bible
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption:

American King James Version
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

American Standard Version
For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For David, when he had served in his generation, according to the will of God, slept: and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption.

Darby Bible Translation
For David indeed, having in his own generation ministered to the will of God, fell asleep, and was added to his fathers and saw corruption.

English Revised Version
For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

Webster's Bible Translation
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

Weymouth New Testament
For David, after having been useful to his own generation in accordance with God's purpose, did fall asleep, was gathered to his forefathers, and did undergo decay.

World English Bible
For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.

Young's Literal Translation
for David, indeed, his own generation having served by the will of God, did fall asleep, and was added unto his fathers, and saw corruption,
Study Bible
In Pisidian Antioch
35So also, He says in another Psalm: ‘You will not let your Holy One see decay.’ 36For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. His body was buried with his fathers and saw decay. 37But the One whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:12
And when your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 2:10
Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David.

1 Chronicles 29:28
He died at a ripe old age, full of days, riches, and honor, and his son Solomon became king in his place.

Acts 2:29
Brothers, I can tell you with confidence that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

Acts 7:60
Falling on his knees, he cried out in a loud voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 8:1
And Saul was there, giving approval to Stephen's death. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

Acts 13:22
After removing Saul, He raised up David as their king and testified about him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart; he will carry out My will in its entirety.'

Acts 20:27
For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.

Treasury of Scripture

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

served, etc.

Acts 13:22
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

1 Chronicles 11:2
And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.

1 Chronicles 13:2-4
And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us: …

fell.

Acts 7:60
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

2 Samuel 7:12
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 2:10
So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

and was.

Acts 2:29
Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

1 Chronicles 17:11
And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 9:31
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

and saw.

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Job 19:26,27
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[when] David
Δαυὶδ (Dauid)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.

had served
ὑπηρετήσας (hypēretēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5256: To minister to, serve. From huperetes; to be a subordinate, i.e. subserve.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

purpose
βουλῇ (boulē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

in his own
ἰδίᾳ (idia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

generation,
γενεᾷ (genea)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1074: From genos; a generation; by implication, an age.

he fell asleep.
ἐκοιμήθη (ekoimēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2837: From keimai; to put to sleep, i.e. to slumber; figuratively, to decease.

[His body] was buried
προσετέθη (prosetethē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4369: To place (put) to, add; I do again. From pros and tithemi; to place additionally, i.e. Lay beside, annex, repeat.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

fathers
πατέρας (pateras)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

saw
εἶδεν (eiden)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

decay.
διαφθοράν (diaphthoran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1312: Destruction, decay, corruption. From diaphtheiro; decay.
(36) After he had served his own generation.--Literally, ministered to his own generation. There is, perhaps, a suggested contrast between the limits within which the work of service to mankind done by any mere man, however great and powerful, is necessarily confined, and the wide, far-reaching, endless ministry to the whole human family which belongs to the Son of Man.

By the will of God.--The words are, perhaps, better connected with the verb that follows. It was by the will (literally, counsel) of God that David fell asleep when his life's work was accomplished.

Fell on sleep.--It is not without interest to not that St. Paul uses the same word for death as had been used by the historian in the case of Stephen (Acts 7:36). It agreed with the then current language of mankind that death was as a sleep. It differed from it in thinking of that sleep not as "eternal" (the frequently recurring epithet in Greek and Roman epitaphs), but as the prelude to an awakening.

Verse 36. - In his own generation served the counsel of God for served his own generation by the will of God, A.V. Many good commentators construe the words as the R.T. does, only some, instead of in his own generation, render "for," i.e. for the good of, "his own generation." But the A.V. is the most natural division of the sentence, and gives the best sense, only the punctuation should connect the words "by the will of God" with "fell on sleep." There is an allusion to 2 Samuel 7:12 and 1 Kings 2:l, 10, and it is intimated that God was still caring for David in his death. But there was this vast difference between David and Christ. David had a work to do limited to his own generation, and when that work was done he died and saw corruption. But Christ had a work to carry on for eternal generations, and so he rose and saw no corruption. 13:32-37 The resurrection of Christ was the great proof of his being the Son of God. It was not possible he should be held by death, because he was the Son of God, and therefore had life in himself, which he could not lay down but with a design to take it again. The sure mercies of David are that everlasting life, of which the resurrection was a sure pledge; and the blessings of redemption in Christ are a certain earnest, even in this world. David was a great blessing to the age wherein he lived. We were not born for ourselves, but there are those living around us, to whom we must study to be serviceable. Yet here is the difference; Christ was to serve all generations. May we look to Him who is declared to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead, that by faith in him we may walk with God, and serve our generation according to his will; and when death comes, may we fall asleep in him, with a joyful hope of a blessed resurrection.
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