|Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,|
|Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.|
|Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; |
Peter's sermon illustrates the two sides of repentance, that is, turning aside in sorrow from sin, and turning to God in faith. The call to repentance and faith is a necessary element of the apostolic preaching (2:38; 17:30; 20:21). In the order of the gospel, repentance and faith receive from God forgiveness and removal of sins.
Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Ac 3:19). : T. Nelson.
"times of refreshing"Prior to the time when God shall send Jesus Christ again, He who has now ascended into heaven, the believing remnant of will repent and turn to God in preparation for the Millennium which is to follow (cf. Deut 30:1-3; Zech 12:10-14). Peter implores national Israel to repent of their sins so that they may be part of that remnant when the "times of refreshing" come.
KJV Bible commentary. 1997, c1994 (2135). : Thomas Nelson.