32 "We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors

Other Translations of Acts 13:32

King James Version

32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

English Standard Version

32 And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,

The Message

32 "And we're here today bringing you good news: the Message that what God promised the fathers

New King James Version

32 And we declare to you glad tidings--that promise which was made to the fathers.

New Living Translation

32 "And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 13:32

Commentary on Acts 13:32-37

(Read Acts 13:32-37)

The resurrection of Christ was the great proof of his being the Son of God. It was not possible he should be held by death, because he was the Son of God, and therefore had life in himself, which he could not lay down but with a design to take it again. The sure mercies of David are that everlasting life, of which the resurrection was a sure pledge; and the blessings of redemption in Christ are a certain earnest, even in this world. David was a great blessing to the age wherein he lived. We were not born for ourselves, but there are those living around us, to whom we must study to be serviceable. Yet here is the difference; Christ was to serve all generations. May we look to Him who is declared to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead, that by faith in him we may walk with God, and serve our generation according to his will; and when death comes, may we fall asleep in him, with a joyful hope of a blessed resurrection.