Acts 2:39
New International Version
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call."

New Living Translation
This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away—all who have been called by the Lord our God.”

English Standard Version
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Berean Study Bible
This promise belongs to you and your children and to all who are far off—to all whom the Lord our God will call to Himself.”

Berean Literal Bible
For the promise is to you and to your children and to all those at a distance, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself."

King James Bible
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

New King James Version
For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

New American Standard Bible
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”

NASB 1995
"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."

NASB 1977
“For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself.”

Amplified Bible
For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is for you and your children and for all who are far away [including the Gentiles], as many as the Lord our God calls to Himself.”

Christian Standard Bible
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call."

American Standard Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For The Promise is to you and to your children and to all those who are afar off, those whom God shall call.”

Contemporary English Version
This promise is for you and your children. It is for everyone our Lord God will choose, no matter where they live."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

English Revised Version
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

Good News Translation
For God's promise was made to you and your children, and to all who are far away--all whom the Lord our God calls to himself."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This promise belongs to you and to your children and to everyone who is far away. It belongs to everyone who worships the Lord our God."

International Standard Version
For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are distant, whom the Lord our God may call to himself."

Literal Standard Version
for the promise is to you and to your children, and to all those far off, as many as the LORD our God will call.”

NET Bible
For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

New Heart English Bible
For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

Weymouth New Testament
For to you belongs the promise, and to your children, and to all who are far off, whoever the Lord our God may call."

World English Bible
For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far off, even as many as the Lord our God will call to himself."

Young's Literal Translation
for to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Three Thousand Believe
38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise belongs to you and your children and to all who are far off— to all whom the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40With many other words he testified, and he urged them, “Be saved from this corrupt generation.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:15
but also with those who are standing here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God, as well as with those who are not here today.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and currents on the dry ground. I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.

Isaiah 54:13
Then all your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their prosperity.

Isaiah 57:19
bringing praise to their lips. Peace, peace to those far and near," says the LORD, "and I will heal them."

Isaiah 59:20
"The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 65:23
They will not labor in vain or bear children doomed to disaster; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD--they and their descendants with them.

Joel 2:32
And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has promised, among the remnant called by the LORD.

Acts 3:25
And you are sons of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers when He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all the families of the earth will be blessed.'

Romans 9:4
the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory and the covenants; theirs the giving of the law, the temple worship, and the promises.

Ephesians 2:12
remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:17
He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.


Treasury of Scripture

For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

the promise.

Acts 3:25,26
Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed…

Genesis 17:7,8
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee…

Psalm 115:14,15
The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children…

and to all.

Acts 10:45
And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 11:15-18
And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning…

Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

as many.

Joel 2:32
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Romans 9:24
Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?









(39) The promise is unto you, and to your children.--The tendency of sects has always been to claim spiritual gifts and powers as an exclusive privilege limited to a few. It is the essence of St. Peter's appeal that all to whom he speaks can claim the promise as fully as himself. The phrase "those that are afar off," was probably wide enough to cover both the Jews of the Dispersion, to whom the Apostle afterwards wrote (1Peter 1:1-2), and the heathen nations among whom they lived. The use of the phrase in Ephesians 2:13; Ephesians 2:17, inclines rather to the latter meaning.

Even as many as the Lord our God shall call.--There seems, at first sight, a limitation on the universality of the previous words. And in some sense there is; but it is not more than is involved in the fact that spiritual knowledge and culture are not bestowed on all nations and ages alike. Wherever there is a difference, some possessing a higher knowledge and greater power than others, the Apostle could only see, not chance, or evolution, but the working of a divine purpose, calling some to special privileges, and yet dealing equitably with all.

Verse 39. - To you is the promise for the promise is unto you, A.V.; shall call unto him for shall call. To you is the promise (see Acts 1:4; Acts 2:33). There is also a reference to the prophecy in Joel, quoted in vers. 17-21. To all that are afar off; i.e. the Gentiles, as appears clearly from Ephesians 2:17, where the same phrase is applied to the Ephesian Christians, and the Jewish Christians are spoken of as "those that were nigh." The fulfilment to the Gentiles is specially recorded (Acts 10:45; Acts 11:15, 18, etc.). Shall call unto him (comp. Romans 1:6; Romans 8:28, 30; Romans 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:6 (etc.), which confirm the application of the "afar off" to the Gentiles.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[This]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

promise
ἐπαγγελία (epangelia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.

belongs
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

to you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

children
τέκνοις (teknois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to all
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who [are]
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

far off,
μακρὰν (makran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3112: At a distance, far away, remote, alien. Feminine accusative case singular of makros; at a distance.

to all whom
ὅσους (hosous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

[the] Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

will call to Himself.”
προσκαλέσηται (proskalesētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4341: To call to myself, summon. Middle voice from pros and kaleo; to call toward oneself, i.e. Summon, invite.


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