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Acts 2:25-28

by Don Costello  
8/23/2008 / Bible Studies


Acts 2:25-28

For David speaketh concerning him, I forsaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

1. The passage Peter is quoting from is Psalms 16:8-11.

a. Psalms 16:8-11 "I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore."

b. The reason the wording is different is because Peter is quoting from the Septuagint [the Greek Old Testament].

c. Septuagint: "I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.
Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt fill me with joy with thy countenance: at thy right hand there are delights for ever."

1). The differences in the translations is much, but putting them all aside, the Septuagint brings out more clearly that David had a vision of the resurrected Christ and he was telling us so.

My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God's word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.

My e-mail address is costello.don@gmail.com

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