Acts 2:25

25 David said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

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Acts 2:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
ESV
25 For David says concerning him, "'I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
NLT
25 King David said this about him: ‘I see that the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
MSG
25 David said it all: I saw God before me for all time. Nothing can shake me; he's right by my side.
CSB
25 For David says of Him: I saw the Lord ever before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Acts 2:25 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 2:25

For David speaketh concerning him
The Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, in ( Psalms 16:8-11 ) . The whole psalm belongs to the Messiah, and everything concerning the person in it agrees with him; such as his trust in God, ( Psalms 16:1 ) as he was man and Mediator; his very great regard to the saints, and delight in them, ( Psalms 16:2 Psalms 16:3 ) his disregard to others who were hastening after another God, or another Saviour, whose sacrifices, as an high priest, he would not offer up, nor make intercession for them, ( Psalms 16:4 ) his exceeding great satisfaction in having the God of Israel for his portion, and in having his lot cast among his peculiar people, who were a delightful inheritance to him, ( Psalms 16:5 Psalms 16:6 ) his thankfulness for advice and direction in the time of his sorrows and sufferings; and his dependence on the almighty power of God to support and protect him, ( Psalms 16:7 Psalms 16:8 ) and the joy and comfort he was filled with in the view of his resurrection from the dead, and his enjoyment of the heavenly glory, ( Psalms 16:9-11 ) ,

I foresaw the Lord always before my face;
Christ always had Jehovah in view throughout the whole of his life; and in his last moments he had respect unto the glory of his perfections, as the ultimate end of his obedience and sufferings; and to his purposes, council, and covenant, which were to be accomplished by him; and to his will and command in preaching the Gospel, working miracles, going about to do good, in obeying the precept, and bearing the penalty of the law; as well as to his promises, and his power to assist, support, and preserve him, as man and Mediator:

for he is on my right hand;
which expresses his nearness to him, his presence with him, his readiness to assist him, and his protection of him; as if he was his second that stood by him, to take his part, and, if need be, to take up his cause, and defend him from his enemies; see ( Psalms 109:31 ) ( 110:5 )

that I should not be moved;
from his station, place, and duty; from the cause he was engaged in, so as to relinquish it; or with the fear of men, or fury of devils, or wrath of God, whilst he was doing and suffering, according to the will of God.

Acts 2:25 In-Context

23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
25 David said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,
27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.
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