The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
"Namely, seasons in which, through the appearance of the Messiah in His kingdom, there shall occur blessed rest and refreshment for the people of God." -- Heinrich A. W. Meyer.
(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).
And he shall
The appeal here is national to the Jewish people as such, not individuals as in Peter's first sermon (Act 2:38); (Act 2:39). There those who were pricked in heart were exhorted to save themselves from (among) the untoward nation; here the whole people is addressed, and the promise to national repentance is national deliverance: "and he shall send Jesus Christ" to bring in the times which the prophets had foretold.
(See Scofield) - (Act 2:14).
The official answer was the imprisonment of the apostles, and the inhibition to preach, so fulfilling (Luk 19:14).
(Greek, "apokatastasis"", means "restoration", occurring here and (Act 1:6) only.) The meaning is limited by the words: "Which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets." The prophets speak of the restoration of Israel to the land
(See "Israel,"; (Gen 12:2); (Gen 12:3); (Rom 11:26);
also "Palestinian Covenant," (Deu 30:1-9).
(See Scofield) - (Deu 30:3);
and of the restoration, the theocracy, under David's Son.
(See "Davidic Covenant," (Sa2 7:8-17).
(See Scofield) - (Sa2 7:16),
"Kingdom," (Gen 1:26-28).
(See Scofield) - (Zac 12:8).
No prediction of the conversion and restoration of the wicked dead is found in the prophets, or elsewhere.
Compare (Rev 20:11-15).
(Greek, "uihos", "sons").