Acts 2:39

“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the promise is vnto you, and to your children, and to all that are afarre off, euen as many as the Lord our God shall call.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, `even' as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the word of God is for you and for your children and for all those who are far off, even all those who may be marked out by the Lord our God.
- Basic English Bible

For to you is the promise and to your children, and to all who [are] afar off, as many as [the] Lord our God may call.
- Darby Bible

For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
- Webster's Bible

For to you belongs the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, whoever the Lord our God may call."
- Weymouth Bible

For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."
- World English Bible

For the biheest is to you, and to youre sones, and to alle that ben fer, which euer oure Lord God hath clepid.
- Wycliffe Bible

for to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:39


Ac 2:39 For the promise. Of pardon, and the gift of the Spirit. Unto you. Even unto those who rejected the Lord. To your children. Your children after you. To all that are afar off. To the Gentiles. That he refers to the Gentiles is shown in the next clause, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. Peter spoke as the Spirit gave him utterance, and perhaps did not fully comprehend his own words.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Iwillgo
    baptism is FOR one thing only REMISSION OF SINS. this is the last step to becoming a CHRISTIAN.
  • Chuck
    Remember the question that was asked of Peter. What must we do? Peter told the people what they must do:acts2:38 and who else should dothis:acts2:39
  • Ray321
    Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Before Stephen got stone, Jesus was standing to come down from Heaven, but when Stephen died, Jesus sat back down. There was a reason for Jesus for standing. The Mystery
  • Ray321
    Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel The Apostles thought they were on the last days. Joel 1:15 15 Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. The Apostle knew the day of the Lord was near. They were living it , but something stops all that, in chapter 7, the stoning of Stephen. Jews rejected Christ.
  • BSP
    Verse 11 shows the power of hearing the good news of God in one's own language.
  • A disciple
    "..Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven..every man heard them speak in his own language." It may seem like an insignificant point that there were Jews from every Nation under heaven; but there is much in it. Because of Israel's sin and rebellion, rejection of the faith and God's Spirit in His Prophets; they were put under the dominion of the Gentiles until the Day of the LORD.

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