Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Acts 3:20


so that times of refreshing 1  may come from the presence of the Lord, 2  and so that he may send the Messiah 3  appointed 4  for you – that is, Jesus.


Mt 16:27; Mt 24:3,30-36; Mr 13:26,30-37; Lu 19:11; Lu 21:27; Ac 17:31; 2Th 2:2,8; Heb 9:28; Re 1:7; Re 19:11-16

NET © Notes

tn Or “relief.”

sn Times of refreshing. The phrase implies relief from difficult, distressful or burdensome circumstances. It is generally regarded as a reference to the messianic age being ushered in.

tn The words “so that…Lord” are traditionally placed in v. 19 by most English translations, but in the present translation the verse division follows the standard critical editions of the Greek text (NA27, UBS4).

tn Or “the Christ”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

sn He may send the Messiah appointed for you – that is, Jesus. The language points to the expectation of Jesus’ return to gather his people. It is a development of the question raised in Acts 1:6.

tn Or “designated in advance.”

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