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Acts 13:40

40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

Read Acts 13:40 Using Other Translations

Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:
Be careful! Don’t let the prophets’ words apply to you. For they said,

What does Acts 13:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 13:40

Beware therefore
Of rejecting the Gospel, and those excellent truths of it; since forgiveness of sin and a justifying righteousness are said to be had in no other way, but in and through Christ; take heed therefore,

lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the Prophets:
some think that the apostle refers to two places in the Prophets, which he puts together, and therefore uses the plural number; the one in ( Isaiah 28:14 ) from whence the character of the persons is taken, "ye despisers", or scornful men, who are addressed; and the other in ( Habakkuk 1:5 ) where is to be found what is said to them; but rather the latter place is what is only referred to, and is said to be, "in the Prophets", that is, in one of the prophets; (See Gill on John 6:45) or in the book of the Prophets, the lesser prophets, which were together in one book, among which Habakkuk stands; the Ethiopic version reads in the singular number, "lest should come upon you the word of the prophet, saying", as follows.

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