Luke 24:47-48

24:47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 24:48 You are witnesses of these things.

sn This repentance has its roots in declarations of the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew concept of a turning of direction.

tn Or “preached,” “announced.”

sn To all nations. The same Greek term (τὰ ἔθνη, ta eqnh) may be translated “the Gentiles” or “the nations.” The hope of God in Christ was for all the nations from the beginning.

sn Beginning from Jerusalem. See Acts 2, which is where it all starts.

map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.

sn You are witnesses. This becomes a key concept of testimony in Acts. See Acts 1:8.