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21 For he must remain in heaven until the restoration of all things[a] has taken place,[b] fulfilling everything that God said long ago through his holy prophets.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 3:21 Or “until the time for the universal restoration.”
  2. Acts 3:21 Or “This one the heavens must receive until the times of universal restoration.” The word restoration in Greek is apokatastasis, which infers the restoration of creation to the state of existence before the fall, but also Davidic covenant being restored. Luke’s choice of the Greek word found only here in the New Testament is noteworthy. It is a medical term that means “restoration of perfect health.”

21 Heaven must receive him(A) until the time comes for God to restore everything,(B) as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.(C)

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