And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
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Cornelius a Lapide
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, i.e.—1. By His authority2. At His command3. In His stead. That the Apostles should continue the teaching of Christ, and spread the doctrine of repentance and remission of sins throughout the world4. In His name, i.e, in virtue of His meritorious death upon the cross, whereby alone God gives the spirit of repentance and remission of sin.
Beginning at Jerusalem. A command to the Apostles to commence their preaching at Jerusalem, and from thence to go unto all nations. "Beginning" (Î±Ì‰Î¶Î¾Î¬Î¼ÎµÎ½Î¿Î½, incipientibus, Vulgate). The Apostles were to begin their preaching at Jerusalem: 1. Because there the Synagogue was flourishing, and there the Church had its origin, for the old Jewish dispensation was transformed into the Christian Church by the preaching of Christ, according to the words of the prophet: "Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." Isaiah ii3. And again, "Arise, shine; for thy light has come." Ibid. lx. (Vulgate). 2. Because Christ, with all the blessings He came to bestow, was promised to the Jews by the prophets, and Jerusalem was their chief city; and3. Because David and Solomon had reigned there, and Christ, the son of David, had come to restore their kingdom, but in a higher and a spiritual sense (see Acts i4).