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Acts 2:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the day of the Lord come, That great and notable [day].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— the sun shall be changed to darkness and the moon to blood, before the great and gloriously appearing day of [the] Lord come.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The sun, shall be turned into darkness and, the moon, into blood,—before the coming of the day of the Lord, the great and manifest [day];
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— the sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the day of the Lord—the great and illustrious;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord to come.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The Sunne shall be turned into darkenesse, and the Moone into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before shall come the day of the Lord, great and fearful;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and fearful day of the Lord come.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sun 2246
{2246} Prime
ἥλιος
helios
{hay'-lee-os}
From ἕλη [[hele]] (a ray; perhaps akin to the alternate of G0138); the sun; by implication light.
shall be turned 3344
{3344} Prime
μεταστρέφω
metastrepho
{met-as-tref'-o}
From G3326 and G4762; to turn across, that is, transmute or (figuratively) corrupt.
z5691
<5691> Grammar
Tense - Second Future (See G5781)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 26
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
darkness, 4655
{4655} Prime
σκότος
skotos
{skot'-os}
From the base of G4639; shadiness, that is, obscurity (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
moon 4582
{4582} Prime
σελήνη
selene
{sel-ay'-nay}
From σέλας [[selas]] (brilliancy; probably akin to the alternate of G0138, through the idea of attractiveness); the moon.
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
blood, 129
{0129} Prime
αἷμα
haima
{hah'-ee-mah}
Of uncertain derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specifically (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication bloodshed, also kindred.
before 4250
{4250} Prime
πρίν
prin
{prin}
Adverb from G4253; prior, sooner.
y2228
[2228] Standard

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
that x2228
(2228) Complement

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
great 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
notable 2016
{2016} Prime
ἐπιφανής
epiphanes
{ep-if-an-ace'}
From G2014; conspicuous, that is, (figuratively) memorable.
day 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
of the Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
come: 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 2:14-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 2:14-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 2:20

The moon shall be turned into blood — A bloody colour: before the day of the Lord — Eminently the last day; though not excluding any other day or season, wherein the Lord shall manifest his glory, in taking vengeance of his adversaries.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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sun:

Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Isaiah 13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined [unto them] shall fall by the sword.
Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, [it was] without form, and void; and the heavens, and they [had] no light.
Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
Mark 13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

great:

Isaiah 2:12-21 For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted up; and he shall be brought low: ... To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Isaiah 34:8 For [it is] the day of the LORD'S vengeance, [and] the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for [it is] nigh at hand;
Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.
Zephaniah 2:2-3 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you. ... Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
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Is 2:12; 13:9, 15; 24:23; 34:8. Jr 4:23. Jol 2:1; 3:14. Am 8:9. Zp 2:2. Mal 4:5. Mt 24:29; 27:45. Mk 13:24. Lk 21:25. 1Co 5:5. 1Th 5:2. 2P 3:7, 10. Rv 6:12; 16:8.

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