35 So it is also stated elsewhere: " 'You will not let your holy one see decay.'[1]

Other Translations of Acts 13:35

King James Version

35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

English Standard Version

35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, "'You will not let your Holy One see corruption.'

The Message

35 So also the psalmist's prayer: 'You'll never let your Holy One see death's rot and decay.'

New King James Version

35 Therefore He also says in another Psalm: 'You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.'

New Living Translation

35 Another psalm explains it more fully: 'You will not allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Acts 13:35

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.