Acts 13:23

Of this man's seed (toutou apo tou spermato). Emphatic position of toutou. Of this one from the (his) seed. According to promise (kat epaggelian). This phrase in Galatians 3:29 ; 2 Timothy 1:1 . See the promise in 2 Samuel 7:2 ; Psalms 132:11 ; Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah 11:10 ; Jeremiah 23:5 ; Zechariah 3:8 . In Zechariah 3:8 the verb agw is used of the sending of the Messiah as here. A Saviour Jesus (Swthra Ihsoun). Jesus is in apposition with Saviour (accusative case) and comes at the end of the sentence in contrast with "this man" (David) at the beginning. Paul goes no further than David because he suggests to him Jesus, descendant in the flesh from David. By "Israel" here Paul means the Jewish people, though he will later enlarge this promise to include the spiritual Israel both Gentile and Jew ( Romans 9:6 ).