- Acts 3:20
- Acts 3:20
- (KJV) And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was
preached unto you:
- (1611 KJV) And hee shall send Iesus Christ, which before was
preached vnto you.
- (1587 Geneva Bible) And he shall sende Iesus Christ, which
before was preached vnto you,
- (1382 Wycliffe) and when God shall sende him which before was
preached vnto you that is to wit Iesus Christ
- Counterfeit Versions
- (1881 RV) and that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for
you, even Jesus:
- (1901 ASV) and that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for
you, even Jesus:
- (AMP) And that He may send [to you] the Christ (the Messiah), Who before
was designated and appointed for you--even Jesus,
- (CEB) Then the Lord will provide a season of relief from the distress of
this age and he will send Jesus, whom he handpicked to be your Christ.
- (CEV) Then that time will come when the Lord will give you fresh
strength. He will send you Jesus, his chosen Messiah.
- (ESV) that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
- (GNB) times of spiritual strength will come from the Lord, and he will
send Jesus, who is the Messiah he has already chosen for you.
- (HCSB) and He may send Jesus, who has been appointed Messiah for you.
- (THE MESSAGE) Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out
showers of blessing to refresh you, and send you the Messiah he prepared for
you, namely, Jesus.
- (NASV) and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,
- (NCV) And he will send Jesus, the One he chose to be the Christ.
- (NIRV) He will send the Christ. Jesus has been appointed as the Christ
- (NIV) and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for
- (NLT) Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord,
and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah.
- (RSV) and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
- (NAB-Roman Catholic) and that the Lord may grant you times of
refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus,
- (NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) and that he may send forth the Christ
appointed for YOU, Jesus,
- Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
- και αποστειλη τον
προκεκηρυγμενον υμιν ιησουν χριστον
- Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
- και αποστειλη τον
προκεχειρισμενον υμιν χριστον ιησουν
- Corrupted Manuscripts
- This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
- Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
- B 03 - Vaticanus - Fourth century
- C 04 - Ephraemi Rescriptus - Fifth century
- D 05 - Bezae Cantabrigiensis - Fifth century
- E 08 - Sixth century
- P 025 - Ninth century
- Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
- Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
- Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
- Reads “appointed before hand” instead of “before was preached”
- Greisbach, Johann - 1805
- Lachmann, Karl - 1842
- Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
- Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
- Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
- Wordsworth, Christopher - 1856 revised in 1870
- Westcott and Hort - 1881
- Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
- Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
- Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
- United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
- Hodges and Farstad - Majority Text
- Affected Teaching
- What is in view in the King James Bible is the fact that from Genesis to
Malachi, the Lord Jesus Christ had been preached (word in Greek means
proclaimed) to the nation of Israel. Peter is not speaking to this crowd by
the Temple claiming that Christ was proclaimed to them only a short time ago
but the Scarlet Thread runs through the entirety of the Hebrew Scriptures.
This is the point that Peter is making, that Israel had 1500 years to
identify and receive their Messiah. Since they were very Scripturally
ignorant, they could not identify Him and therefore had rejected Him but
here Peter is telling them that they can receive Christ as personal Savior.
Jesus Christ will come to them, not in person, but in the person of the
indwelling Holy Spirit. While it is true that Jesus was the ordained
Messiah, what is in view in this verse is the fact that He did not just show
up on the scene unexpectedly. Israel had 1500 years of warning and depending
upon when the book of Job was written, maybe even longer.
(Job 19:25 KJV) For I know
that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter
day upon the earth: It is believed that Job
was a contemporary with the time of Abraham. If that was the case, then
Israel had a pre-Pentateuch writing which mentioned the fact that the
Redeemer would live on the earth in the latter days. The modern versions
omit these great truths by just pointing to the fact that Christ was the
ordained Messiah but not pointing to the fact that He was possibly
prophesied for two thousand years, fifteen hundred for sure.