New Living Translation
Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, "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.
Darby Bible Translation
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.
World English Bible
With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!"
Young's Literal Translation
Also with many more other words he was testifying and exhorting, saying, 'Be saved from this perverse generation;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort - In such an accepted time we should add line upon line, and not leave off, till the thing is done. Save yourselves from this perverse generation - Many of whom were probably mocking still.
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'Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.'--ACTS ii. 36. It is no part of my purpose at this time to consider the special circumstances under which these words were spoken, nor even to enter upon an exposition of their whole scope. I select them for one reason, the occurrence in them of the three names by which we designate our Saviour--Jesus, Lord, Christ. To us they are very little more than three proper …
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"But they have acted corruptly toward him; when they act so perversely, are they really his children? They are a deceitful and twisted generation.
"Come out, my people, flee from Babylon. Save yourselves! Run from the LORD's fierce anger.
Jesus said, "You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."
For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don't end up in this place of torment.'
For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means "Son of Encouragement"). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus.
so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
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