Acts 13:32

32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors

Acts 13:32 in Other Translations

32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
32 “And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors,
32 "And we're here today bringing you good news: the Message that what God promised the fathers
32 And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our forefathers.

Acts 13:32 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 13:32

And we declare unto you glad tidings
The whole of the Gospel, concerning the incarnation, obedience, sufferings, death, and resurrection of Christ, and the benefits arising from thence, as peace, pardon, righteousness, life, and salvation; all which are good news and glad tidings to sensible sinners; and which are declared and published by the ministers of the Gospel, according to the commission given them, as here by Paul and Barnabas:

how that the promise which was made unto the fathers;
not barely and solely that which respects the resurrection of Christ, but the mission of him, the exhibition of him in human nature, his incarnation, his work and business he was to do, namely, to obtain salvation for his people; it chiefly regards the promise of his coming into the world to do the will of God, which promise was made to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Judah, ( Genesis 22:18 ) ( 26:4 ) ( 28:14 ) ( 49:10 ) .

Acts 13:32 In-Context

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.
32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors
33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: “ ‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’
34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said, “ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 52:7; Acts 5:42; Acts 8:35; Acts 10:36; Acts 14:7,15,21; Acts 17:18
  • 2. Acts 26:6; Romans 1:2; Romans 4:13; Romans 9:4