New American Bible (Revised Edition)
36 [a]You know the word [that] he sent to the Israelites[b] as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all,(A) 37 what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,(B) 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth[c] with the holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.(C)Read full chapter
- 10:36–43 These words are more directed to Luke’s Christian readers than to the household of Cornelius, as indicated by the opening words, “You know.” They trace the continuity between the preaching and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth and the proclamation of Jesus by the early community. The emphasis on this divinely ordained continuity (Acts 10:41) is meant to assure Luke’s readers of the fidelity of Christian tradition to the words and deeds of Jesus.
- 10:36 To the Israelites: Luke, in the words of Peter, speaks of the prominent position occupied by Israel in the history of salvation.
- 10:38 Jesus of Nazareth: God’s revelation of his plan for the destiny of humanity through Israel culminated in Jesus of Nazareth. Consequently, the ministry of Jesus is an integral part of God’s revelation. This viewpoint explains why the early Christian communities were interested in conserving the historical substance of the ministry of Jesus, a tradition leading to the production of the four gospels.