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Acts 15:14

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Symeon hath rehearsed how first God did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Simeon hath declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take from among them a people for his name.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Simon has related how God first visited to take out of [the] nations a people for his name.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Symeon, hath fully told how God, first visited, to take out of the nations, a people for his name.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Simeon did declare how at first God did look after to take out of the nations a people for His name,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Simon hath related how God first visited to take to the Gentiles, a people to his name.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Simeon hath declared, howe God first did visite the Gentiles, to take of them a people vnto his Name.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visite the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his Name.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Simon Peter has told you how God from the beginning chose a people from the Gentiles for his name.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Shemun hath related to you how Aloha hath begun to elect from the Gentiles a people to his name.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Simon hath related to you, how God hath begun to elect a people for his name from among the Gentiles.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Simeon 4826
{4826} Prime
From the same as G4613; Symeon (that is, Shimon), the name of five Israelites.
hath declared 1834
{1834} Prime
From G1537 and G2233; to consider out (aloud), that is, rehearse, unfold.
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
how 2531
{2531} Prime
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
at the first 4412
{4412} Prime
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance).
did visit 1980
{1980} Prime
Middle voice from G1909 and the base of G4649; to inspect, that is, (by implication) to select; by extension to go to see, relieve.
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
the Gentiles, 1484
{1484} Prime
Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).
to take 2983
{2983} Prime
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
out of 1537
{1537} Prime
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
them a people 2992
{2992} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace).
for 1909
{1909} Prime
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
his y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
name. 3686
{3686} Prime
From a presumed derivative of the base of G1097 (compare G3685); a 'name' (literally or figuratively), (authority, character).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 15:14-17

_ _ Simeon — a Hebrew variation of Simon, as in 2 Peter 1:1; (Greek), the Jewish and family name of Peter.

_ _ hath declared how God at the first — answering to Peter’s own expression “a good while ago” (Acts 15:7).

_ _ did visit the Gentiles to take out of them — in the exercise of His adorable sovereignty.

_ _ a people for his name — the honor of his name, or for His glory.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 15:6-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 15:14

Simon hath declared — James, the apostle of the Hebrews, calls Peter by his Hebrew name. To take out of them a people for his name — That is to believe in him, to be called by his name.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 15:14

(7) Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

(7) James confirms the calling of the Gentiles out of the word of God, in this agreeing with Peter.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:


Acts 15:7-9 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. ... And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Luke 1:68 Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 2:31-32 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; ... A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

to take:

Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isaiah 55:11-13 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it. ... Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: ... Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
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Is 43:21; 55:11. Lk 1:68, 78; 2:31. Ac 15:7. Ro 1:5; 11:36. 1P 2:9. 2P 1:1.

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