New American Standard Bible
"Brethren, sons of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message of this salvation has been sent.
King James Bible
Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Darby Bible Translation
Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:
World English Bible
Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.
Young's Literal Translation
'Men, brethren, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you fearing God, to you was the word of this salvation sent,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Men and brethren - Paul now exhorts them to embrace the Lord Jesus as the Messiah. He uses, therefore, the most respectful and fraternal language.
Children of the stock of Abraham - Descendants of Abraham; you who regard Abraham as your ancestor. He means here to address particularly the native-born Jews; and this appellation is used because they valued themselves highly on account of their descent from Abraham (see the notes on Matthew 3:9); and because the promise of the Messiah had been specially given to him.
And whosoever ... - Proselytes. See the notes on Acts 13:16.
Is the word of this salvation sent - This message of salvation. It was sent particularly to the Jewish people. The Saviour was sent to that nation Matthew 15:24; and the design was to offer to them first the message of life. See the notes on Acts 13:46.
LibraryUnworthy of Life
'... Seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.'--ACTS xiii. 46. So ended the first attempt on Paul's great missionary journey to preach to the Jews. It is described at great length and the sermon given in full because it is the first. A wonderful sermon it was; touching all keys of feeling, now pleading almost with tears, now flashing with indignation, now calmly dealing with Scripture prophecies, now glowing as it tells the story of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
To the Regions Beyond
The Man after God's Own Heart
Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.
"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."
"Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life."
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
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