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Acts 3:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And now, brethren, I know that ye did it in ignorance, as also your rulers;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And now brethren, I know that by way of ignorance ye acted,—just as even your rulers.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And now, brethren, I have known that through ignorance ye did [it], as also your rulers;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance: as did also your rulers.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And now brethren, I wote that through ignorance yee did it, as did also your rulers.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Now, however, my brethren, I know that through delusion you did this, as also did your princes;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And now, my brethren, I know that through misapprehensions ye did this, as did also your chiefs:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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.
now, 3568
{3568} Prime
νῦν
nun
{noon}
A primary particle of present time; 'now' (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate.
brethren, 80
{0080} Prime
ἀδελφός
adelphos
{ad-el-fos'}
From G0001 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς [[delphus]] (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H0001]).
I wot 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
through 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
ignorance 52
{0052} Prime
ἄγνοια
agnoia
{ag'-noy-ah}
From G0050; ignorance (properly the quality).
ye did 4238
{4238} Prime
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
[it], as 5618
{5618} Prime
ὥσπερ
hosper
{hoce'-per}
From G5613 and G4007; just as, that is, exactly like.
[did] also 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.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
rulers. 758
{0758} Prime
ἄρχων
archon
{ar'-khone}
Present participle of G0757; a first (in rank or power).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 3:17-21

_ _ And now, brethren — Our preacher, like his Master, “will not break the bruised reed.” His heaviest charges are prompted by love, which now hastens to assuage the wounds it was necessary to inflict.

_ _ I wot — “know.”

_ _ through ignorance ye did it — (See marginal references, Luke 23:34; Acts 13:27; Acts 26:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 3:12-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 3:17

And now, brethren — A word full of courtesy and compassion, I know — He speaks to their heart, that through ignorance ye did it — which lessened, though it could not take away, the guilt. As did also your rulers — The prejudice lying from the authority of the chief priests and elders, he here removes, but with great tenderness. He does not call them our, but your rulers. For as the Jewish dispensation ceased at the death of Christ, consequently so did the authority of its rulers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 3:17

(3) And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did [it], as [did] also your rulers.

(3) It is best of all to receive Christ as soon as he is offered to us: but those who have neglected so great a benefit through man's weakness, yet have repentance as a means. As for the shame of the cross, we have to set against that the decree and purpose of God for Christ, foretold by the Prophets, how that first of all he would be crucified here upon the earth, and then he would appear from heaven the judge and restorer of all things, that all believers might be saved, and all unbelievers utterly perish.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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;
Genesis 44:15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed [is] this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for [as for] this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
Numbers 22:6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they [are] too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, [that] we may smite them, and [that] I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest [is] blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Romans 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
Philippians 1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

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. ... Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity [shall be] upon him.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
John 7:26-27 But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? ... Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
John 16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ.
1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief.
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Gn 21:26; 39:8; 44:15. Ex 32:1. Nu 15:24; 22:6. Lk 23:34. Jn 7:26, 52; 16:3. Ac 7:40; 13:27. Ro 11:2. 1Co 2:8. 2Co 3:14. Php 1:22. 1Ti 1:13.

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