And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
Cross ReferencesLuke 23:13
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up His garments by casting lots.
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.
The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning Him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.
So then, I too was convinced that I ought to do all I could to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
The leaders replied, "We have not received any letters about you from Judea, nor have any of the brothers from there reported or even mentioned anything bad about you.
They are darkened in their understanding and alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.
Chapter Outline1. Peter preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet,
12. professes the cure to have been wrought by God, and his son Jesus;
13. withal reprehending them for crucifying Jesus;
17. which because they did it through ignorance,
18. and that thereby were fulfilled God's determinate counsel, and the Scriptures,
19. he exhorts them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins through Jesus.
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