Acts 2:40
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English Standard Version
And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”

King James Bible
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

American Standard Version
And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

English Revised Version
And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.

Webster's Bible Translation
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation.

Weymouth New Testament
And with many more appeals he solemnly warned and entreated them, saying, "Escape from this crooked generation."

Acts 2:40 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Other (ἑτέροις)

And various.

Did he testify (διεμαρτύρετο)

The preposition διά gives the force of solemnly, earnestly.

Save yourselves (σώθητε)

More strictly, be ye saved.

Untoward (σκολιᾶς)

Lit., crooked. Toward in earlier English meant docile, apt. The opposite is froward (froward). So Shakespeare:

"'Tis a good hearing when children are toward,

But a harsh hearing when women are froward."

Taming of the Shrew, v., 2.

"Spoken like a toward prince."

3 Henry VI., ii., 2.

Untoward, therefore, meant intractable, perverse. So Shakespeare:

continued...

Acts 2:40 Parallel Commentaries

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with.

Acts 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brothers with many words, and confirmed them.

Acts 20:2,9,11 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece...

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God...

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one...

did.

Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

Acts 20:21,24 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ...

Galatians 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting...

Save.

Numbers 16:28-34 And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own mind...

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

Hebrews 3:12,13 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God...

James 4:8-10 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded...

Revelation 3:17-19 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

Revelation 18:4,5 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...

untoward.

Matthew 3:7-10 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas...

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?...

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

Mark 8:38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:5
They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation.

Jeremiah 51:45
"Go out of the midst of her, my people! Let every one save his life from the fierce anger of the LORD!

Matthew 17:17
And Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me."

Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers--so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'

Acts 4:36
Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus,

Philippians 2:15
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

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