3:22 Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your brothers. You must obey 1 him in everything he tells you. 2 3:23 Every person 3 who does not obey that prophet will be destroyed and thus removed 4 from the people.’ 5 3:24 And all the prophets, from Samuel and those who followed him, have spoken about and announced 6 these days.
1 tn Grk “hear,” but the idea of “hear and obey” or simply “obey” is frequently contained in the Greek verb ἀκούω (akouw; see L&N 36.14) and the following context (v. 23) makes it clear that failure to “obey” the words of this “prophet like Moses” will result in complete destruction.
2 sn A quotation from Deut 18:15. By quoting Deut 18:15 Peter declared that Jesus was the eschatological “prophet like [Moses]” mentioned in that passage, who reveals the plan of God and the way of God.
3 tn Grk “every soul” (here “soul” is an idiom for the whole person).
6 tn Or “proclaimed.”
sn All the prophets…have spoken about and announced. What Peter preaches is rooted in basic biblical and Jewish hope as expressed in the OT scriptures.