Acts 2:39
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English Standard Version
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

King James Bible
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

American Standard Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

English Revised Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Weymouth New Testament
For to you belongs the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, whoever the Lord our God may call."

Acts 2:39 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Afar off (εἰς μακρὰν)

Lit., unto a long way. Referring probably to the Gentiles, who are described by this phrase both in the Old and New Testaments. See Zechariah 6:15; Ephesians 2:11-13. Peter knew the fact that the Gentiles were to be received into the Church, but not the mode. He expected they would become Christians through the medium of the Jewish religion. It was already revealed in the Old Testament that they should be received, and Christ himself had commanded the apostles to preach to all nations.

Shall call (προσκαλέσηται)

Rev. gives the force of πρός, to: "shall call unto him."

Acts 2:39 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the promise.

Acts 3:25,26 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham...

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant...

Psalm 115:14,15 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children...

Jeremiah 32:39,40 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them...

Ezekiel 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelled; and they shall dwell therein...

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy...

Romans 11:16,17 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches...

1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband...

and to all.

Acts 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter...

Acts 11:15-18 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning...

Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them...

Acts 15:3,8,14 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles...

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun...

Ephesians 2:13-22 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ...

Ephesians 3:5-8 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit...

as many.

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered...

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified...

Romans 9:24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling...

Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness...

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death...

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

2 Peter 1:3,10 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

Revelation 19:9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:15
but with whoever is standing here with us today before the LORD our God, and with whoever is not here with us today.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

Isaiah 54:13
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Isaiah 57:19
creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near," says the LORD, "and I will heal him.

Isaiah 59:20
"And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 65:23
They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them.

Joel 2:32
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the LORD calls.

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