Acts 3:24

24 “Starting with Samuel, every prophet spoke about what is happening today.

Acts 3:24 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 3:24

Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel
Who was, as the Jews call him, (Myaybn lv Nbr) , "the master of the prophets" F12; and they say, that Samuel the prophet is (Nwvarh aybnh) , "the first prophet" in the chain of the Kabbala F13; and therefore is here particularly mentioned, as at the head of the prophets, and next to Moses; there being but very few prophets between him and Moses, when there were many after him; and in his days, the schools of the prophets were set up: now not only Moses spoke of Christ, but all the prophets from the time of Samuel; in the books that bear his name, stands a famous prophecy concerning Christ, ( 2 Samuel 7:13 2 Samuel 7:14 2 Samuel 7:16 ) .

And those that follow after;
in order, as David, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

and as many as have spoken;
anything by way of prophecy:

have likewise foretold of these days;
of the days of the Messiah, of his person, office, incarnation, obedience, sufferings, death, resurrection, ascension, the pouring down of the Spirit, the times of refreshing, the Gospel dispensation, the conversion of the Jews, the calling of the Gentiles, and the gathering in all the elect of God.


F12 T Hieros. Chagiga, fol. 77. 1.
F13 Ganz Tzemach David, par. 1. fol. 9. 1. Vid. Kimchi in Psal. xcix. 6.

Acts 3:24 In-Context

22 Moses said, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully to everything he tells you.’
23 Then Moses said, ‘Anyone who will not listen to that Prophet will be completely cut off from God’s people.’
24 “Starting with Samuel, every prophet spoke about what is happening today.
25 You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, ‘Through your descendants all the families on earth will be blessed.’
26 When God raised up his servant, Jesus, he sent him first to you people of Israel, to bless you by turning each of you back from your sinful ways.”