Acts 3:17

“And now brethren, I wote that through ignorance yee did it, as did also your rulers.”

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Other Translations

And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers.
- King James Version

"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now, my brothers, I am conscious that you did this, as did your rulers, without knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

And now, brethren, I know that ye did it in ignorance, as also your rulers;
- Darby Bible

And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
- Webster's Bible

And now, brethren, I know that it was in ignorance that you did it, as was the case with your rulers also.
- Weymouth Bible

Now, brothers, I know that you did this in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
- World English Bible

And now, britheren, Y woot that bi vnwityng ye diden, as also youre princis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And now, brethren, I have known that through ignorance ye did [it], as also your rulers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 3:17


3:17 And now, brethren - A word full of courtesy and compassion, I know - He speaks to their heart, that through ignorance ye did it - which lessened, though it could not take away, the guilt. As did also your rulers - The prejudice lying from the authority of the chief priests and elders, he here removes, but with great tenderness. He does not call them our, but your rulers. For as the Jewish dispensation ceased at the death of Christ, consequently so did the authority of its rulers.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 3:17


Ac 3:17 I wot. "I know". It was in ignorance of the majestic personality of Jesus that they slew him. Their rulers, ignorant also, might have known better had they not blinded themselves by prejudice.

Discussion for Acts 3

  • Madison
    I love act because my dad teaches it he is a pastor
  • Michael Clay jenkins
    The Church can no longer say Gold and Silver have I none, but it also can't say in the name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk. The Church of today has NO power!
  • BSP
    Verse 17~Even though Peter's brothers were in the wrong, he still made sure to treat them with respect and speak to them respectfully.
  • SHAUN
    Hello, well I believe that Peter was known as a common man throughout the region. infact he was average. thus they could not fathom how "the average man" could have such authority over principalities of that nature.
    Jesus on the other hand had gathered great fame and was perceived by many to be a prophet. An other reason would be that Jesus is Christ and His own people would not accept Him.
  • Joshua
    Act 3 is deep as it revealed the miracle and power in the name of Jesus that arouse our faith in that name.
  • Arley3
    Rebeka if people want to sin they can believe a lie with miracles happening right in front of their eyes. "2 Thes. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." If God didn't make it this way we wouldn't see evil as a choice. God wants voluntary praise.

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