Jesus the Christ (Acts 2:36)


Let the entire house of Israel

Know with certainty

That God

Has made him

Both Lord

And Christ.

This is the Jesus

Whom you crucified.”

ἀσφαλῶς οὖν γινωσκέτω πᾶς οἶκος Ἰσραὴλ ὅτι καὶ Κύριον αὐτὸν καὶ Χριστὸν ἐποίησεν ὁ Θεός, τοῦτον τὸν Ἰησοῦν ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐσταυρώσατε.

The author of Acts indicated that Peter concluded his address about the connection between David and Jesus.  He said that the entire house of Israel (πᾶς οἶκος Ἰσραὴλ) should know with certainty (ἀσφαλῶς οὖν γινωσκέτω) that God (ὁ Θεός) has made Jesus (αὐτὸν) both Lord (ὅτι καὶ Κύριον) and Christ (καὶ Χριστὸν), the Messiah.  This is the Jesus (τοῦτον τὸν Ἰησοῦν) whom they had crucified (ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐσταυρώσατε).  Jesus was both the Lord, Divine, and the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One.  In case there was any confusion, Peter indicated that this Jesus was the one that they had crucified.  However, God raised him up with the resurrection.  Now he can take his rightful place at the right hand of God.  The messianic times have already begun.  In what sense have the end times already begun?

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