Acts 3:18

18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.

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Acts 3:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
ESV
18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
NLT
18 But God was fulfilling what all the prophets had foretold about the Messiah—that he must suffer these things.
MSG
18 But God, who through the preaching of all the prophets had said all along that his Messiah would be killed, knew exactly what you were doing and used it to fulfill his plans.
CSB
18 But what God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets-that His Messiah would suffer-He has fulfilled in this way.

Acts 3:18 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 3:18

But those things which God before had showed
In the Scriptures of the Old Testament, concerning the betraying of the Messiah, and his sufferings and death, with the various causes, concomitants, and circumstances of them: by the mouths of all his prophets;
which were since the world began; some pointing out one thing or circumstance, and some another: that Christ should suffer.
The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, "that his Christ should suffer"; but then they leave out the word "his" in the preceding clause, which they put into this; and this entire clause is omitted in the Alexandrian copy: he hath so fulfilled;
in the manner he has, so exactly, so perfectly agreeable to the predictions of them, and yet were unknown to the persons by whom they were fulfilled. So wisely and surprisingly are things ordered and overruled by the wise providence of God, who is a God of knowledge, and by whom all actions are weighed.

Acts 3:18 In-Context

16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.
17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.
18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.

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