Acts 3:15
New International Version
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.

New Living Translation
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!

English Standard Version
and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

Berean Study Bible
You killed the Author of life, but God raised Him from the dead, and we are witnesses of the fact.

Berean Literal Bible
And you killed the Author of life, whom God has raised up out from the dead, whereof we are witnesses.

New American Standard Bible
but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.

King James Bible
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Christian Standard Bible
You killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this.

Contemporary English Version
and you killed the one who leads people to life. But God raised him from death, and all of us can tell you what he has done.

Good News Translation
You killed the one who leads to life, but God raised him from death--and we are witnesses to this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead; we are witnesses of this.

International Standard Version
and you killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead. We are witnesses to that.

NET Bible
You killed the Originator of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this fact we are witnesses!

New Heart English Bible
and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, to which we are witnesses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And you killed him, The Ruler of Life, whom God raised from among the dead, and we are all his witnesses.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and you killed the source of life. But God brought him back to life, and we are witnesses to that.

New American Standard 1977
but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and killed the Author of life, whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

King James 2000 Bible
And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.

American King James Version
And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

American Standard Version
and killed the Prince of life; whom God raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

Darby Bible Translation
but the originator of life ye slew, whom God raised from among [the] dead, whereof we are witnesses.

English Revised Version
and killed the Prince of life; whom God raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Webster's Bible Translation
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.

Weymouth New Testament
The Prince of Life you put to death; but God has raised Him from the dead, and we are witnesses as to that.

World English Bible
and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, to which we are witnesses.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Prince of the life ye did kill, whom God did raise out of the dead, of which we are witnesses;
Study Bible
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
14You rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15You killed the Author of life, but God raised Him from the dead, and we are witnesses of the fact. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know has been made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has given him this complete healing in your presence.…
Cross References
Luke 24:48
You are witnesses of these things.

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Acts 2:32
God has raised this Jesus to life, to which we are all witnesses.

Acts 4:2
greatly disturbed that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.

Acts 5:31
God exalted Him to His right hand as Prince and Savior, in order to grant repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

Hebrews 2:10
In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting for God, for whom and through whom all things exist, to make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering.

Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Treasury of Scripture

And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Prince.

John 1:4
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

John 4:10,14
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water…

John 5:26
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

whom.

Acts 2:24,32
Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it…

Matthew 28:2-5
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it…

Ephesians 1:20
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

whereof.

Acts 1:22
Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

Acts 2:32
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

Acts 10:40,41
Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; …







Lexicon
You killed
ἀπεκτείνατε (apekteinate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 615: To put to death, kill; fig: I abolish. From apo and kteino; to kill outright; figuratively, to destroy.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Author
Ἀρχηγὸν (Archēgon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 747: Originator, author, founder, prince, leader. From arche and ago; a chief leader.

of life,
ζωῆς (zōēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

[but] God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

raised
ἤγειρεν (ēgeiren)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

[Him]
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[the] dead,
νεκρῶν (nekrōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

[and] we
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

are
ἐσμεν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

witnesses
μάρτυρές (martyres)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3144: A witness (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case); by analogy, a 'martyr'.

of [the fact].
οὗ (hou)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.
(15) And killed the Prince of life.--The word translated "Prince" is applied to Christ here and in Acts 5:31. In Hebrews 2:10 we meet with it in "the Captain of their salvation;" in Hebrews 12:2, in "the Author and Finisher of our faith." Its primary meaning, like that of prince (princeps), is one who takes the lead--who is the originator of that to which the title is attached. The "Prince of life," the "Captain of salvation," is accordingly He who is the source from which life and salvation flow. In the LXX. of the Old Testament it is used for the "chieftains" or "princes" of Moab and the like (Numbers 13:3; Numbers 24:17).

Whereof we are witnesses.--St. Peter falls back, as in Acts 2:32 (where see Note), on this attestation to the one central fact.

Verse 15. - Raised for bath raised, A.V. The Prince of life; a remarkable title here given to our Lord, to bring out the contrast between him whom they preferred and him whom they rejected. Barabbas was a murderer, one who took away human life for his own base ends; the other was the Prince and Author of life, who was come into the world, not to destroy men's lives, but to save them. This title, taken in connection with the preceding declaration, "God hath glorified his Servant Jesus," seems almost to be a reminiscence of our Savior's prayer," Father,... glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him" (John 17:1, 2). Jesus himself in very many places dwells upon his own great prerogative of giving life: "I am come that they might have life, and.., have it more abundantly" (John 10:10); "I am that Bread of life;" "I am the living Bread ... if any man cat of this bread, he shall live for ever;" "I give... my flesh for the life of the world;" "Ye will not come unto me that ye might have life;" "They that hear shall live;" "As the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;" "The Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should... have eternal life;" "The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." The word ἀρχηγός applied to Christ is found also in Acts 5:31, and in Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 12:2, rendered the "Author or Captain of their salvation," "of our faith." Whereof we are witnesses (see Acts 2:22, note). The marginal rendering of whom is equally literal, and may be defended by reference to Acts 1:8; Acts 13:31; but the rendering whereof is in accordance with the more frequent phrases (Acts 5:32; Acts 10:39, etc.). The meaning is practically the same. 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.
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