Acts 3:20

“And hee shall send Iesus Christ, which before was preached vnto you.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
- King James Version

and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, `even' Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that he may send the Christ who was marked out for you from the first, even Jesus:
- Basic English Bible

and he may send Jesus Christ, who was foreordained for you,
- Darby Bible

And he will send Jesus Christ, who before was preached to you:
- Webster's Bible

and that He may send the Christ appointed beforehand for you--even Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible

and that he may send Christ Jesus, who was ordained for you before,
- World English Bible

that whanne the tymes of refresching schulen come from the siyt of the Lord, and he schal sende thilke Jhesu Crist,
- Wycliffe Bible

and He may send Jesus Christ who before hath been preached to you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 3:20


3:20 And he may send - The apostles generally speak of our Lord's second coming, as being just at hand. Who was before appointed - Before the foundation of the world.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 3:20


Ac 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ. Again we have to turn to the Revised Version for the meaning: "And that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, [even] Jesus". The great hope of the Jews was the Messiah. He had come, been rejected, and had returned to heaven. His return will be prepared for by repentance, and turning to the Lord. The blotting out of sins, the seasons of refreshing, and the return of Christ are all, in some measure, dependent on their repentance and turning. The Christ appointed is even Jesus, the crucified One.

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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