Acts 13:29

29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.

Acts 13:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
ESV
29 And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.
NLT
29 “When they had done all that the prophecies said about him, they took him down from the cross and placed him in a tomb.
MSG
29 They did just what the prophets said they would do, but had no idea they were following to the letter the script of the prophets, even though those same prophets are read every Sabbath in their meeting places.
CSB
29 When they had fulfilled all that had been written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and put Him in a tomb.

Acts 13:29 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 13:29

And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him,
&c.] When they had vilified and reproached him in the most opprobrious manner; buffeted and scourged him, and pierced his hands and his feet, by nailing him to the cross; when they had crucified him between two thieves, and parted his raiment and cast lots on his vesture; when they had pierced his side, and it was sufficiently evident that his life was taken from the earth; all which were written of him in the Psalms and Prophets:

they took him down from the tree;
the cross, on which he was crucified: it may be rendered impersonally, "he was taken down from the tree"; for not the same persons that desired he might be slain, and fulfilled all that was written of him, took him down, but others; though they were some of the rulers, as Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus, yet such as did not consent to his death:

and laid him in a sepulchre;
in a new one, in which never man lay; a sepulchre which Joseph had hewed out of a rock for himself, and which was both sealed and guarded.

Acts 13:29 In-Context

27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.
30 But God raised him from the dead,
31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 1:22; Luke 18:31
  • 2. S Acts 5:30
  • 3. Luke 23:53