Acts 3:19

“ Repent yee therefore, and bee conuerted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shal come from the presence of the Lord.”

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Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
- King James Version

"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

So then, let your hearts be changed and be turned to God, so that your sins may be completely taken away, and times of blessing may come from the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

Repent therefore and be converted, for the blotting out of your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from [the] presence of the Lord,
- Darby Bible

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord,
- Webster's Bible

Repent, therefore, and reform your lives, so that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord,
- Weymouth Bible

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
- World English Bible

Therfor be ye repentaunt, and be ye conuertid, that youre synnes be don awei,
- Wycliffe Bible

reform ye, therefore, and turn back, for your sins being blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 3:19


3:19 Be converted - Be turned from sin and Satan unto God. See #Ac 26:20|. But this term, so common in modern writings, very rarely occurs in Scripture: perhaps not once in the sense we now use it, for an entire change from vice to holiness. That the times of refreshing - Wherein God largely bestows his refreshing grace, may come - To you also. To others they will assuredly come, whether ye repent or no.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 3:19


Ac 3:19 Repent ye therefore. The same command given on the great occasion of Pentecost. See Ac 2:38. Repentance is not sorrow, but the fruit of sorrow (2Co 7:10). Those, on Pentecost, "pierced to the heart" were told to "repent". Judas sorrowed unto death, but did not come to repentance. Repentance is an internal change resulting, not from remorse, but from conviction of sin and godly sorrow for it. The Greek term "metanoeo" means "a change of mind". It is the change of determination or will, the resolve to turn from sin to God, what, in religious language, is often styled "a change of heart". And be converted. "Turn again" (Revised Version). The Greek term "epistephate" is not passive, but active. The command is to do some act, not to have something done to us. The Greek verb "epistrepho" occurs thirty-nine times in the New Testament and is universally in the active voice. A false idea is given in the Common Version by making it passive. To "repent", or change the heart, is the internal change wrought by faith, and this is to be followed by a definite act, "to turn". If one is on the wrong road, is convicted of this, repents of it, the result is an "act", to "turn", and then to go the right way. This figure applies to the sinner. Convicted of sin, repentant, there must be some outward act of turning. That act, following repentance, is given in Ac 2:38. The penitent is required to be baptized, and then to go in the new way following Jesus. Meyer says: ``Baptism is not here expressly named, as in Ac 2:38, but was now understood of itself, seeing that thousands had been baptized, and the thought is suggested in the figurative expression 'in order' that your sins may be blotted out, namely, by the water of baptism.'' Dean Howson notes: ``In a similar exhortation (Ac 2:38) Peter adds, "Be baptized", but this would now be understood.'' See Ac 22:16. When the times of refreshing shall come. The Revised Version is correct, "That so there may come", etc. The steps are, in Ac 2:38, (1) Repentance, (2) baptism, (3) remission of sins, (4) the gift of the Holy Spirit. Here, the order is (1) Repentance, (2) to turn, (3) the blotting out of sins, (4) the seasons of refreshing. One passage aids in interpreting the other.

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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