Acts 3:26
New International Version
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."

New Living Translation
When God raised up his servant, Jesus, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful ways."

English Standard Version
God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

Berean Study Bible
When God raised up His servant, He sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”

Berean Literal Bible
God, having raised up His servant, sent Him first to you, blessing you in turning away each of you from your wickednesses."

New American Standard Bible
"For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
God raised up his servant and sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways."

Contemporary English Version
God sent his chosen Son to you first, because God wanted to bless you and make each one of you turn away from your sins.

Good News Translation
And so God chose his Servant and sent him to you first, to bless you by making every one of you turn away from your wicked ways."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways."

International Standard Version
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning every one of you from your evil ways."

NET Bible
God raised up his servant and sent him first to you, to bless you by turning each one of you from your iniquities."

New Heart English Bible
God, having raised up his Servant, sent him to you first, to bless you, in turning away everyone of you from your wickedness."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“God appointed to you from the first and sent his Son to bless you, if you are converted, and you return from your evils.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has brought his servant back to life and has sent him to you first. God did this to bless you by turning every one of you from your evil ways."

New American Standard 1977
“For you first, God raised up His Servant, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Unto you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, that each one of you might turn from his iniquities.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

American Standard Version
Unto you first God, having raised up his Servant, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To you first God, raising up his Son, hath sent him to bless you; that every one may convert himself from his wickedness.

Darby Bible Translation
To you first God, having raised up his servant, has sent him, blessing you in turning each one [of you] from your wickedness.

English Revised Version
Unto you first God, having raised up his Servant, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

Webster's Bible Translation
To you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Weymouth New Testament
It is to you first that God, after raising His Servant from the grave, has sent Him to bless you, by causing every one of you to turn from your wickedness."

World English Bible
God, having raised up his servant, Jesus, sent him to you first, to bless you, in turning away everyone of you from your wickedness."

Young's Literal Translation
to you first, God, having raised up His child Jesus, did send him, blessing you, in the turning away of each one from your evil ways.'
Study Bible
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
25And you are sons of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers, when He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.’ 26When God raised up His servant, He sent Him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
Cross References
Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.

Matthew 15:24
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

John 4:22
You worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.

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 3:13
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus. You handed Him over and rejected Him before Pilate, even though he had decided to release Him.

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, then to the Greek.

Romans 2:9
There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil, first for the Jew, then for the Greek;

Romans 15:8
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs,

Treasury of Scripture

To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

first.

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

Acts 13:26,32,33,46,47 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among …

Acts 18:4-6 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

Acts 28:23-28 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

Matthew 10:5,6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Romans 2:9,10 Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man that does evil, of …

Revelation 7:4-9 And I heard the number of them which were sealed…

having.

Acts 3:15,22 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; …

sent.

Acts 3:20,25 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached to you…

Psalm 67:6,7 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness …

Galatians 3:9-14 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham…

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise …

in.

Isaiah 59:20,21 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression …

Jeremiah 32:38-41 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God…

Jeremiah 33:8,9 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have …

Ezekiel 11:19,20 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

Ezekiel 36:25-29 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: …

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word…

Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men…

1 John 3:5-8 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …







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

raised up
ἀναστήσας (anastēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 450: To raise up, set up; I rise from among (the) dead; I arise, appear. From ana and histemi; to stand up.

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.

servant,
Παῖδα (Paida)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3816: Perhaps from paio; a boy, or, a girl, and a child; specially, a slave or servant.

He sent
ἀπέστειλεν (apesteilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

first
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

to you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to bless
εὐλογοῦντα (eulogounta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

turning
ἀποστρέφειν (apostrephein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 654: To turn away, pervert, remove; I restore, replace; mid: I desert, reject. From apo and strepho; to turn away or back.

each [of you]
ἕκαστον (hekaston)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

wicked ways.”
πονηριῶν (ponēriōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4189: Wickedness, iniquities. From poneros; depravity, i.e., malice; plural plots, sins.
(26) Unto you first. . . .--Here again we note, even in the very turn of the phrase as well as of the thought, an agreement with St. Paul's formula of the purpose of God being manifested "to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile" (Acts 13:46; Romans 1:16; Romans 2:9-10). St. Peter does not as yet know the conditions under which the gospel will be preached to the heathen; but his words imply a distinct perception that there was a call to preach to them.

His Son Jesus.--Better, as before, Servant. (See Note on Acts 3:13.)

Sent him to bless you.--The Greek structure gives the present participle where the English has the infinitive, sent Him as in the act of blessing. The verb which strictly and commonly expresses a spoken benediction is here used in a secondary sense, as conveying the reality of blessedness. And the blessing is found, not in mere exemption from punishment, not even in pardon and reconciliation, but in a change of heart, in "turning each man from his wickednesses." The plural of the abstract noun implies, as in Mark 7:22, all the many concrete forms in which man's wickedness could show itself.

Verse 26. - Servant for Son Jesus, A.V. and T.R.; your for his, A.V. Unto you first. In virtue of the covenant, the first offer of salvation was made to the Jews (see Acts 1:8; Acts 13:26, 46; Luke 24:47; Romans 2:10, etc.; comp. Matthew 15:24). His Servant (as in ver. 13). As regards the phrase, "having raised up," however natural it is at first sight to understand it of the raising from the dead, the tenses make it impossible to do so. Nor could it be said that God sent Jesus to bless them after his resurrection. We must, therefore, understand ἀναστήσας as to be equivalent to ἐξαγείρας, and to mean "having appointed," set up, raised up (as the English word is used, Luke 1:69; Romans 9:17). In this sense God raised up his Servant by the incarnation, birth, anointing, and mission to be the Savior. To bless you; to fulfill to you the blessing promised to Abraham's seed. In turning away, etc., deliverance from sin being the chief blessing which Christ bestows upon his people (so Acts 5:31, repentance is spoken of as Christ's great gift to Israel). So closed the second great apostolic sermon.



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.
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