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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Acts Chapter 3

Acts 3:19

act 3:19


"Namely, seasons in which, through the appearance of the Messiah in His kingdom, there shall occur blessed rest and refreshment for the people of God." -- Heinrich A. W. Meyer.



(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).

Acts 3:20

act 3:20

And he shall

The appeal here is national to the Jewish people as such, not individuals as in Peter's first sermon (Act 2:38); (Act 2:39). There those who were pricked in heart were exhorted to save themselves from (among) the untoward nation; here the whole people is addressed, and the promise to national repentance is national deliverance: "and he shall send Jesus Christ" to bring in the times which the prophets had foretold.

(See Scofield) - (Act 2:14).

The official answer was the imprisonment of the apostles, and the inhibition to preach, so fulfilling (Luk 19:14).

Acts 3:21

act 3:21


(Greek, "apokatastasis"", means "restoration", occurring here and (Act 1:6) only.) The meaning is limited by the words: "Which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets." The prophets speak of the restoration of Israel to the land

(See "Israel,"; (Gen 12:2); (Gen 12:3); (Rom 11:26);

also "Palestinian Covenant," (Deu 30:1-9).

(See Scofield) - (Deu 30:3);

and of the restoration, the theocracy, under David's Son.

(See "Davidic Covenant," (Sa2 7:8-17).

(See Scofield) - (Sa2 7:16),

"Kingdom," (Gen 1:26-28).

(See Scofield) - (Zac 12:8).

No prediction of the conversion and restoration of the wicked dead is found in the prophets, or elsewhere.

Compare (Rev 20:11-15).

Acts 3:25

act 3:25


(Greek, "uihos", "sons").

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