Acts 3:21

“Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom the heauen must receiue, vntill the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy Prophets since the world began.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

whom heaven must receive until {the} period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have been from of old.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is to be kept in heaven till the time when all things are put right, of which God has given word by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been from the earliest times.
- Basic English Bible

whom heaven indeed must receive till [the] times of [the] restoring of all things, of which God has spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets since time began.
- Darby Bible

Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began.
- Webster's Bible

Heaven must receive Him until those times of which God has spoken from the earliest ages through the lips of His holy Prophets--the times of the reconstitution of all things.
- Weymouth Bible

whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God spoke long ago by the mouth of his holy prophets.
- World English Bible

that is now prechid to you. Whom it bihoueth heuene to resseyue, in to the tymes of restitucioun of alle thingis, which the Lord spak bi the mouth of hise hooli prophetis fro the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

whom it behoveth heaven, indeed, to receive till times of a restitution of all things, of which God spake through the mouth of all His holy prophets from the age.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 3:21

3:21 Till the times of the restitution of all things - The apostle here comprises at once the whole course of the times of the New Testament, between our Lord's ascension and his coming in glory. The most eminent of these are the apostolic age, and that of the spotless Church, which will consist of all the Jews and Gentiles united, after all persecutions and apostacies are at an end.

People's Bible Notes for Acts 3:21

Ac 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive. Until all the work predicted by the prophets had been accomplished. The times of restitution. The "restoration" (Revised Version). The moral restoration of the world. Christ will come in person, not before, but after the millennium is ushered in (Re 20:11-15).

Discussion for Acts 3

  • Norm
    Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
  • Norm
    Psalms 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs. 8 They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land. 9 We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
  • Norm
    Jeremiah 10:2 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 23:31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
  • Carolyn Avie
    I read this and started wondering.The part where it says that they laid the lame man at the temple door to beg for alms.Who is they?Was it the people that ran the temple, did they lay him there to exploit him for what was given to him,did they keep the alms for themselves or give it to the lame man. God healed him through Peter.I wonder if this upset the people who laid him there?
  • Christian Kish
  • Bonyah isaac for verse 21
    Heaven must receive Christ until the time for restitution of all things This means God will not reveal Jesus until He has created in Him all things,the full body of Christ.Hence the New Creation is meant here which will restore de old one. And it through the gospel dat God is creating New Man in Christ as the prophets prophesized-1 Peter 1:12.Isaiah prophesizd about this in Symbols in Isaiah 65:17-25 of the New Creation restoring the old one.

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