Acts 13:40

40 "Watch out, then, so that this word found in the Prophets may not happen to you:

Acts 13:40 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Acts 13:40 In-Context

38 "Therefore, brothers, let it be known to you that through this man is proclaimed forgiveness of sins!
39 That is, God clears everyone who puts his trust in this man, even in regard to all the things concerning which you could not be cleared by the Torah of Moshe.
40 "Watch out, then, so that this word found in the Prophets may not happen to you:
41 'You mockers! Look, and marvel, and die! For in your own time, I am doing a work that you simply will not believe, even if someone explains it to you!' "
42 As they left, the people invited Sha'ul and Bar-Nabba to tell them more about these matters the following Shabbat.
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