ACTS 3:21



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“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.”

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Acts 3:21 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that Whom
the heaven οὐρανὸν The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
must δεῖ Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) must
receive δέξασθαι To receive (in various applications, literally or figuratively) receive
until ἄχρι (of time) until or (of place) up to until
the times χρόνων A space of time (in general, and thus properly distinguished from G2540, which designates a fixed or special occasion; and from G0165, which denotes a particular period) or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay times
of restitution ἀποκαταστάσεως Reconstitution restitution
of all things, πάντων All, any, every, the whole all things
which ὧν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
hath spoken ἐλάλησεν To talk, i.e., utter words spoken
by διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) by
the mouth στόματος The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth
of all πάντων, All, any, every, the whole all
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
holy ἁγίων Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) holy
prophets προφητῶν A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophets
since ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) since
the world began. αἰῶνος Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) world began

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  • 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;

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

  • 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.

  • 22  For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

  • 23  And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.


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