Acts 13:34

“And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as concerning that he raised him vp from the dead, now no more to returne to corruption, he said on this wise, I will giue you the sure mercies of Dauid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{As for the fact} that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY {and} SURE {blessings} OF DAVID.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he hath spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure `blessings' of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And about his coming back from the dead, never again to go to destruction, he has said these words, I will give you the holy and certain mercies of David.
- Basic English Bible

But that he raised him from among [the] dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke thus: I will give to you the faithful mercies of David.
- Darby Bible

And as concerning that he raised him from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.
- Webster's Bible

And as to His having raised Him from among the dead, never again to be in the position of one soon to return to decay, He speaks thus: `I will give you the holy and trustworthy promises made to David.'
- Weymouth Bible

Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus: 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.'
- World English Bible

And he ayenreiside hym fro deth, that he schulde not turne ayen in to corrupcioun, seide thus, For Y schal yyue to you the hooli trewe thingis of Dauid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that He did raise him up out of the dead, no more to return to corruption, he hath said thus -- I will give to you the faithful kindnesses of David;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:34


13:34 No more to return to corruption - That is, to die no more. I will give you the sure mercies of David - The blessings promised to David in Christ. These are sure, certain, firm, solid, to every true believer in him. And hence the resurrection of Christ necessarily follows; for without this, those blessings could not be given. #Isaiah 55:3|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:34


Ac 13:34 No more to return to corruption. Never more to endure death. I will give you the sure mercies of David. The mercies promised to David, one of which was a descendant whose throne should be everlasting. See Isa 55:3, and compare 2Sa 7:10.

Discussion for Acts 13

  • Mike
    Verse 34 shows that Jesus was resurrected with a spirit body that was imperishable.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 22, I believe the heart mentioned here is symbolically Jesus. Jesus said I am before David, Jesus existed before David yet David is listed as his father in linage as the Messiah. The man fulfilling God 's will is Jesus, the heart of God. David was after Gods heart, Jesus, not before Jesus. It is Jesus not David that fulfills all of Gods will.
  • Francois for verse 2
    We need to have appointed Men by the Holy Spirit so that the Church can sent the ones.
  • Samson Emmanuel
    If i recall back in verse 32 paul said "and we declare unto you a glad tidings " the question here is that, have you heard the glad tidings or have you recieved the glag tidings?
  • Explain why some use Cross and some use tree? Did not God say my word change not? His name will always be God because He is God! He had to come in the form of a Man whom He called Jesus and we know that Jesus and God are the same. However, a cross is not the same as a tree, would you please explain why it has been changed by your interpretation?
  • Meagan Blair
    I believe it is good for people to read this for it shows them that no matter where they are in there life, it is never to late to turn around and God can do anything!

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