Acts 2:26

26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,

Acts 2:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
ESV
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.
NLT
26 No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.
MSG
26 I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic; I've pitched my tent in the land of hope.
CSB
26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh will rest in hope,

Acts 2:26 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 2:26

Therefore did my heart rejoice
Because that he had always the truth, faithfulness, and power of God in his view, and the presence and protection of God with him; and which are sufficient to make the hearts of his people, as well as of him, to rejoice:

and my tongue was glad:
in the Hebrew text it is, "my glory"; and so the Syriac version renders it here; which Kimchi explains of the soul, because that is the glory of the body; but our apostle rightly interprets it of the tongue, which is so called, ( Psalms 30:12 ) and ( Psalms 57:8 ) and ( Psalms 108:1 ) because it is both the glory of man, for that being endowed with the faculty of speaking, gives him a glory above the brute creatures; and because it is that by which he glorifies God, by ascribing greatness to him, speaking of his marvellous works, and singing his praises, as Christ did, in the great congregation, among his apostles, a little before his death.

Moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope,
or "safely"; meaning, that his body should lie quietly in the grave, as in its resting place from all toil and labour, pains and sorrows, and be secure from worms, or any corruption. Or this may be understood of his person being in a quiet, firm, and full hope of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal life and glory.

Acts 2:26 In-Context

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.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’