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Luke 24:47

    Luke 24:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name.

    Webster's Revision

    and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

    World English Bible

    and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

    Definitions for Luke 24:47

    Remission - Forgiveness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 24:47

    Repentance - See its nature fully explained on Matthew 3:1 (note).

    Remission of sins - Αφεσιν ἁμαρτιων, The taking away - removal of sins, in general every thing that relates to the destruction of the power, the pardoning of the guilt, and the purification of the heart from the very nature of sin.

    Should be preached in his name - See the office of a proclaimer, herald, or preacher, explained in the note on Matthew 3:1 (note), and particularly at the end of that chapter.

    In his name - On his authority, and in virtue of the atonement made by him: for on what other ground could the inhabitants of the earth expect remission of sins?

    Among all nations - Because God wills the salvation of All; and Jesus Christ by his grace has tasted death for Every man. Hebrews 2:9.

    Beginning at Jerusalem - Making the first overtures of mercy to my murderers! If, then, the sinners of Jerusalem might repent, believe, and be saved, none, on this side hell, need despair.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 24:47

    Repentance - Sorrow for sin and forsaking of it. It was proper that the "necessity" of repentance should be preached among all nations, for all were sinners. See Acts 17:30.

    Remission of sins - Pardon or forgiveness of sins. It should be proclaimed that all people should repent, and that those who are penitent may be pardoned.

    In my name - By my command it should be proclaimed that people should repent, and by my merit that they may be pardoned. Pardon is offered by the authority of Christ to all nations, and this is a sufficient warrant to offer the gospel "to every man."

    Beginning at Jerusalem - This was the dwelling of his murderers, and it shows his readiness to forgive the vilest sinners. It was the holy place of the temple, the habitation of God, the place of the solemnities of the ancient dispensation, and it was proper that pardon should be first proclaimed there. This was done - the gospel was first preached there. See Acts 2. Paul also, in his travels, preached the gospel "first" to the Jews, the ancient people of God, offering them pardon through their own Messiah; and, when "they" rejected it, turned to the Gentiles, Acts 13:46.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 24:47

    24:47 Beginning at Jerusalem - This was appointed most graciously and wisely: graciously, as it encouraged the, greatest sinners to repent, when they saw that even the murderers of Christ were not excepted from mercy: and wisely, as hereby Christianity was more abundantly attested; the facts being published first on the very spot where they happened.