You denied Jesus! (Acts 3:13)

“The God of Abraham,

The God of Isaac,

And the God of Jacob,

The God of our ancestors

Has glorified

His servant Jesus.

You delivered him.

You rejected him

In the presence of Pilate,

Even though he

Had decided

To release him.”

Θεὸς Ἀβραὰμ καὶ Ἰσαὰκ καὶ Ἰακώβ, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, ἐδόξασεν τὸν Παῖδα αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦν, ὃν ὑμεῖς μὲν παρεδώκατε καὶ ἠρνήσασθε κατὰ πρόσωπον Πειλάτου, κρίναντος ἐκείνου ἀπολύειν·

The author of Acts indicated that Peter said that the God (Θεὸς) of Abraham (Ἀβραὰμ), Isaac (καὶ Ἰσαὰκ), and Jacob (καὶ Ἰακώβ), the God of their ancestors or fathers (ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν), had glorified (ἐδόξασεν) his servant (τὸν Παῖδα αὐτοῦ) Jesus (Ἰησοῦν).  However, they betrayed him (ὃν ὑμεῖς μὲν παρεδώκατε) and rejected him (ἠρνήσασθε) in the presence of Pilate (κατὰ πρόσωπον Πειλάτου), even though he had decided (κρίναντος) to release him (ἐκείνου ἀπολύειν).  Peter said that the God of their ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had glorified Jesus.  This was the classic name of God, Yahweh, the name given to Moses at the burning bush.  Jesus was glorified through his suffering, death, and resurrection.  John, chapter 17:1, had shown the importance of this glorification of Jesus. with his resurrection that would lead to a glorification of the Father, so that this glorification would show the power of God.  The suffering theme of Isaiah, chapters 52-53, was also applied to Jesus.  This was the same Jesus that they had handed over to Pilate.  They even turned against Jesus when Pilate wanted to release him.  Do you see the connection between the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob with God, the Father?

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