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Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 3:19

Conversion. "Repent ye therefore," etc. The universal requirement. Rulers and people. Ignorant and educated. Near the kingdom, or far off. The end to be aimed at by all Christian effort and enterprise. The application of all mighty displays of Divine power. The real beginning of individual spiritual life, and of a true Church. I. THE NATURE OF TRUE CONVERSION . 1. Spiritual change. Not a mere ritualistic sensation, or educational development of the character, but being... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Acts 3:19-21

Times of refreshing and of restitution. These two words refer to the same time. "Without doubt the Apostle Peter, as well as all the disciples, and the whole apostolic Church, regarded the coming of Christ as near at hand, but still always as something future. This 'coming of Christ' is to be conceived as coinciding with the 'times of refreshing,' and his sojourn in the heavenly world closes with his return to the earth for the completion of his work. The conversion of men, therefore, and... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Acts 3:19

Repent ye - See the notes on Matthew 3:2.Therefore - Because of your sin in putting Jesus to death, and “because” he is the Messiah, and God through him is willing to show mercy to the chief of sinners.And be converted - This expression conveys an idea not at all to be found in the original. It conveys the idea of “passivity,” be “converted,” as if they were to yield to some foreign influence I that they were now resisting. But the idea of being “passive” in this is not conveyed by the original... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Acts 3:19-21

Acts 3:19-21. Repent ye, therefore, &c. Let it, therefore, be your principal and immediate care to secure an interest in the benefits procured by his death; and in order thereto, repent of this and all your other iniquities; and be converted That is, be turned from sin and Satan to God, (chap. Acts 26:20,) in the way of sincere and universal obedience. The term, converted, so common in modern writings, rarely occurs in Scripture, at least in the sense we now use it, for an entire... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Acts 3:1-26

3:1-5:42 RAPID GROWTH AND GREAT POPULARITYPreaching in the temple (3:1-26)On one of their visits to the temple, Peter and John healed a crippled beggar. The man had been lying at the gate that led from the outer public court to the inner courts where only Jews were allowed, but as soon as he was healed he followed the apostles into the temple, jumping and praising God (3:1-10).After prayer the three men returned to the public court, where they found that a crowd of curious onlookers had... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Acts 3:19

Repent. Greek. metanoeo. App-111 . be converted = turn ye again (to Me). Jeremiah 3:7 , Jeremiah 3:14 , Jeremiah 3:22 , &c that, &c. Literally for (Greek. eis. App-104 .) the blotting out. sins. Greek. hamartia. App-128 . blotted out = wiped out, the blotting out. Here, Colossians 2:14 .Revelation 3:5 ; Revelation 7:17 ; Revelation 21:4 when = in order that. Greek. hopos. Occurs fifteen times in Acts, and always expresses a purpose. Compare Acts 8:15 , Acts 8:24 ; Acts 9:2 ,... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.On Pentecost (Acts 2:38), Peter had preached: (1) repent ye, (2) and be baptized, (3) for the remission of sins, and (4) ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Exactly the same four factors are in view here: (1) repent, (2) turn again, (3) that sins may be blotted out, and (4) that refreshing from the Lord's presence would follow. It is... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Acts 3:19-21

Acts 3:19-21. Repent ye therefore, &c.— Dr. Benson paraphrases these verses thus: "As there is great ground for hope and encouragement, let me intreat of you to repent, and immediately accept of Jesus as the Messiah; that your sins may be blotted out, and the happy and refreshing times may come upon you from the presence of the Lord. I speak not [merely] concerning the safety and consolation which the embracing Christianitywill at present afford you; but [also] of the approach of that... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Acts 3:19

19. when the times of refreshing shall come—rather, "in order that the times of refreshing may come"; that long period of repose, prosperity and joy, which all the prophets hold forth to the distracted Church and this miserable world, as eventually to come, and which is here, as in all the prophets, made to turn upon the national conversion of Israel. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Acts 3:1-31

1. External opposition 3:1-4:31Opposition to the Christians’ message first came from external sources, particularly the leaders of Judaism. read more

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