Acts 3:17
New International Version
"Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

New Living Translation
“Friends, I realize that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was done in ignorance.

English Standard Version
“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Berean Study Bible
And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

Berean Literal Bible
And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your rulers also.

New American Standard Bible
"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.

King James Bible
And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

Christian Standard Bible
"And now, brothers and sisters, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your leaders also did.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, I am sure you and your leaders didn't know what you were doing.

Good News Translation
"And now, my friends, I know that what you and your leaders did to Jesus was due to your ignorance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, just as your leaders also did.

International Standard Version
"And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance like your leaders.

NET Bible
And now, brothers, I know you acted in ignorance, as your rulers did too.

New Heart English Bible
"Now, brothers, I know that you did this in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But now my brothers, I know that because of deception you did this as your Rulers did.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"And now, brothers, I know that like your rulers you didn't know what you were doing.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it as did also your princes.

King James 2000 Bible
And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

American King James Version
And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

American Standard Version
And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, brethren, I know that ye did it in ignorance, as also your rulers;

English Revised Version
And now, brethren, I wot that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

Weymouth New Testament
"And now, brethren, I know that it was in ignorance that you did it, as was the case with your rulers also.

World English Bible
"Now, brothers, I know that you did this in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, brethren, I have known that through ignorance ye did it, as also your rulers;
Study Bible
Peter Speaks in Solomon's Colonnade
16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know has been made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has given him this complete healing in your presence. 17And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18But in this way God has fulfilled what He foretold through all the prophets, saying that His Christ would suffer.…
Cross References
Luke 23:13
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

Luke 23:34
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up His garments by casting lots.

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

John 16:3
They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.

Acts 13:27
The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning Him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

Acts 22:5
as the high priest and the whole Council can testify about me. I even obtained letters from them to their brothers in Damascus, and I was on my way to apprehend these people and bring them to Jerusalem to be punished.

Acts 26:9
So then, I too was convinced that I ought to do all I could to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Acts 28:21
The leaders replied, "We have not received any letters about you from Judea, nor have any of the brothers from there reported or even mentioned anything bad about you.

Ephesians 4:18
They are darkened in their understanding and alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.

Treasury of Scripture

And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

wot.

Acts 7:40
Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

Genesis 21:26
And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

Genesis 39:8
But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;

through.

Acts 13:27
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

Numbers 15:24-31
Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering…

Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

now,
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

I know
οἶδα (oida)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

you acted
ἐπράξατε (epraxate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4238: To do, perform, accomplish; be in any condition, i.e. I fare; I exact, require.

in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

ignorance,
ἄγνοιαν (agnoian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 52: Ignorance, inadvertence, sometimes with the idea of willful blindness. From agnoeo; ignorance.

as [did]
ὥσπερ (hōsper)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5618: Just as, as, even as. From hos and per; just as, i.e. Exactly like.

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

leaders.
ἄρχοντες (archontes)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 758: Present participle of archo; a first.
(17) I wot that through ignorance ye did it.--The Rhemish is the only version which substitutes "I know" for the now obsolete "I wot." St. Peter's treatment of the relation of "ignorance" to "guilt" is in exact agreement with St. Paul's, both in his judgment of his own past offences (1Timothy 6:13) and in that which he passed on the Gentile world (Acts xvii 30). Men were ignorant where they might have known, if they had not allowed prejudice and passion to over-power the witness borne by reason and conscience. Their ignorance was not invincible, and therefore they needed to repent of what they had done in the times of that ignorance. But because it was ignorance, repentance was not impossible. Even the people and rulers of Israel, though their sin was greater, came within the range of the prayer, offered in the first instance for the Roman soldiers: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." (See Note on Luke 23:34.)

Verse 17. - In for through, A.V. I wot that in ignorance, etc. Mark the inimitable skill and tenderness with which he who had just wounded by his sharp rebuke now binds up the wound. All sternness and uncompromising severity before, he is all gentleness and indulgence now. They were only "men of Israel" in ver. 12, now they are "brethren." He has an excuse for their grievous sin. They did it in ignorance (comp. Luke 23:33; 1 Timothy 1:13). Only let them see their error and repent of what they had done, and their forgiveness was sure. 3:12-18 Observe the difference in the manner of working the miracles. Our Lord always spoke as having Almighty power, never hesitated to receive the greatest honour that was given to him on account of his Divine miracles. But the apostles referred all to their Lord, and refused to receive any honour, except as his undeserving instruments. This shows that Jesus was one with the Father, and co-equal with Him; while the apostles knew that they were weak, sinful men, and dependent for every thing on Jesus, whose power effected the cure. Useful men must be very humble. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name, give glory. Every crown must be cast at the feet of Christ. The apostle showed the Jews the greatness of their crime, but would not anger or drive them to despair. Assuredly, those who reject, refuse, or deny Christ, do it through ignorance; but this can in no case be an excuse.
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