Acts 3:17

17 "And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Acts 3:17 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 3:17

And now, brethren
He calls them brethren, because they were so according to the flesh; and to testify his cordial love and affection for them. I wot,
or "I know", that through ignorance ye did it;
delivered up Jesus into the hands of Pilate; denied him to be the Messiah before him; preferred a murderer to him, and put him to death. As did also your rulers;
the members of the sanhedrim, some of them; see ( 1 Corinthians 2:8 ) for others of them knew him to be the Messiah, to be sent of God, by the miracles he did, and yet blasphemously ascribed them to Satan; and so sinning against light and knowledge, in such a malicious manner, sinned the sin against the Holy Ghost, to which ignorance is here opposed; and which did not excuse from sin: nor was it itself without sin; nor is it opposed to any sin, but to this now mentioned.

Acts 3:17 In-Context

15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
16 And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.
17 "And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
18 In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer.
19 Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,

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