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Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

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Chapter 3

3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;


"Namely, seasons in which, through the appearance of the Messiah in His kingdom, there shall occur blessed rest and refreshment for the people of God." --Heinrich A. W. Meyer.

sins Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23") .

3:20  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

And he shall

The appeal here is national to the Jewish people as such, not individuals as in Peter's first sermon Acts 2:38,39. There those who were pricked in heart were exhorted to save themselves from (among) the untoward nation; here the whole people is addressed, and the promise to national repentance is national deliverance: "and he shall send Jesus Christ" to bring in the times which the prophets had foretold

(See Scofield "Acts 2:14") . The official answer was the imprisonment of the apostles, and the inhibition to preach, so fulfilling Luke 19:14.

3:21  Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.


(Greek - naos [nao/v] = restoration, occurring here and Acts 1:6 only. The meaning is limited by the words: "Which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets." The prophets speak of the restoration of Israel to the land (see "Israel," ; Genesis 12:2,3; Romans 11:26 also "Palestinian Covenant," Deuteronomy 30:1-9. (See Scofield "Deuteronomy 30:3") and of the restoration the theocracy under David's Son. (See "Davidic Covenant," 2 Samuel 7:8-17).

(See Scofield "2 Samuel 7:16") , "Kingdom," Genesis 1:26-28. See Scofield "Zechariah 12:8". No prediction of the conversion and restoration of the wicked dead is found in the prophets, or elsewhere. CF Revelation 20:11-15.

3:25  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.


(Greek - naos [nao/v] , sons).

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Acts 3". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.  


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