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47 and repentance[a] for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed[b] in his name to all nations,[c] beginning from Jerusalem.[d]

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  1. Luke 24:47 sn This repentance has its roots in declarations of the Old Testament. It is the Hebrew concept of a turning of direction.
  2. Luke 24:47 tn Or “preached,” “announced.”
  3. Luke 24:47 sn To all nations. The same Greek term (τὰ ἔθνη, ta ethnē) may be translated “the Gentiles” or “the nations.” The hope of God in Christ was for all the nations from the beginning.
  4. Luke 24:47 sn Beginning from Jerusalem. See Acts 2, which is where it all starts.