Acts 5:39

“But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if it be of God, ye cannot ouerthrow it, lest haply yee be found euen to fight against God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overcome them, and you are in danger of fighting against God.
- Basic English Bible

but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.
- Darby Bible

But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
- Webster's Bible

But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."
- Weymouth Bible

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"
- World English Bible

but if it is of God, ye moun not vndo hem, lest perauenture ye be foundun to repugne God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Newbiekwabena
    The Apostle of Acts talks about Ananias not been convince and also Peter not having faith in the priest but in Christ.
  • As i see it, thier is no evidence of Jesus being nailed to a crossbeam. No one in the first century used a cross shape towards worship or identification. The only identification Jesus gave us of eachother is our love for one another-by this people will know Jesus' Disciples. But contextually Jesus was prophesied to be as the serpent on the Pole, To be lifted up on a piece of timber and pierced in his hands and feet. In the NT greek,stauros and xulon was what Jesus was carrying to Golgotha and both mean a single piece of wood, as an upright pole, stake and a piece of wood. Xulon was used by peter to remind the Jews of scripture and its fulfillment by the death of Jesus. Not one word means a compound piece of wood.Jesus says to pick up your stauros and follow Him, would it seem logical to only pickup only half of the "cross" and follow Him?
  • Robert L
    The Bible often records events out of order. It records what happened and then how it happened. Compare 1Sam.17:50-51, 2Sam.20:10-12, 1Kings22:35-37. There are no misprints or errors in the King James Bible.
  • Johnny
    How about y 'all read verse 29-31.
  • The cross was the tree. It was made of wood he was hung from it but not in a noose he was nailed to it and hung from the nails.
  • Alu sam
    Despite the beatens and worning yet they went ahead preaching.. Oh God restore boldness to this end time churches

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