Have you ever read a scripture and then sit back and thought; “what did he say, why, and to whom was the statement directed?” Do I even remember what was said? Did I get it right? Just for a test, try this one?
“But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.”
Acts 2:14, NRSV
6 thoughts on “What did Peter say;”
“what did he say, why, and to whom was the statement directed?” It sounds from reading this one scripture that Peter was making a proclamation. It must have been something of great importance that he had to shout out to get their attention and emphasize the urgency of the message. He may have addressed it to the other eleven disciples as well as to others that lived in Judea and/or Jerusalem. There was something or an event or issue that he needed to address that involved the people of this region…and they had better pay attention.
“and listen to what I say”…………….yes, I agree Debi, “they had better pay attention”…it sounds like.
The New Century Version says: (Acts 2: 14) “But Peter stood up with the eleven apostles, and in a loud voice he spoke to the crowd: ‘My fellow Jews, and all of you who are in Jerusalem, listen to me. Pay attention to what I have to say.”
“loud voice …raised his voice” sure seems to indicate that he wanted everyone’s attention
Guess I’m not clear…Does anyone remember what he said that was so important? My question is meant to say, do we remember without going back and reading. If you don’t know, does it make you want to know?
I think Peter was going to tell them about the Man they just crucified, Jesus, and how He is not dead but risen and alive. He is going to present the importance of this good news of Jesus as Savior of all men.
Not sure if this is correct but Peter’s statement makes me want to know what he did say.
Yes…I want to be refreshed by what Peter said when he spoke to the citizens of Jerusalem that they had crucified the Lord of Glory….like something that Debi wrote. Also he explained what happened to Judas who betrayed Jesus.
Now I will go and check my Bible, now that I have submitted this comment.