Acts 4:2

“Being grieued that they taught the people, and preached through Iesus the resurrection from the dead.”

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Other Translations

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
- King James Version

being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

being sore troubled because they taught the people, and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being greatly troubled because they were teaching the people and preaching Jesus as an example of the coming back from the dead.
- Basic English Bible

being distressed on account of their teaching the people and preaching by Jesus the resurrection from among [the] dead;
- Darby Bible

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
- Webster's Bible

highly incensed at their teaching the people and proclaiming in the case of Jesus the Resurrection from among the dead.
- Weymouth Bible

being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
- World English Bible

that thei tauyten the puple, and telden in Jhesu the ayenrisyng fro deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

being grieved because of their teaching the people, and preaching in Jesus the rising again out of the dead --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 4:2


4:2 The priests being grieved - That the name of Jesus was preached to the people; especially they were offended at the doctrine of his resurrection; for as they had put him to death, his rising again proved him to be the Just One, and so brought his blood upon their heads. The priests were grieved, lest their office and temple services should decline, and Christianity take root, through the preaching of the apostles, and their power of working miracles: the captain of the temple - Being concerned to prevent all sedition and disorder, the Sadducees - Being displeased at the overturning of all their doctrines, particularly with regard to the resurrection.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:2


Ac 4:2 Being grieved. There were three classes of assailants: priests, military, and Sadducees. They had three grounds for action: (1) that Peter and John "taught the people", (2) that they taught "in the name of Christ" (Ac 4:18), and (3) that they bore witness of "the resurrection". And preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. The last doctrine, of the resurrection, uprooted the creed of the Sadducees (see notes on Mat 22:23 Ac 23:8). While Jesus lived, his assailants were chiefly Pharisees; when his apostles began to preach his resurrection the Sadducees came to the front as his chief opposers. This will be noted throughout Acts.

Discussion for Acts 4

  • Barbara
    KJ version is only translation that uses the phrase Acts 4:30 By the Name of Jesus not through the Name of Jesus. This gives two different meanings to me. Am I missing something here or am I misunderstanding
  • BSP
    Verse 13~They were outspoken because they had the holy spirit which gave them the boldness to be fearlessly outspoken.
  • Lilian
    There are no other name given under the heaven its only Jesus Its only Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for us so that you and me will be saved the stone has turn away and this is symbolises that Jesus resurrection and was raised from the dead thanks to your blood Lord Jesus my Jehova Shalom
  • BSP
    Verse 12- there is no salvation in anyone else but Jesus and their is no other true path to follow.
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Persecution arose soon after holy spirit was poured out. Satan uses his earthly agents to try and stop the progress of the true Christian congregation.
  • Freddieo
    I remember my baptism at 20 years old. It truly was an unforgettable experience. The p0wer of the holy ghost can truly have an immediate impact upon you. I like to compare it to hitting a home run. I pray that same power would continue with me forever, and the Love of Jesus and the power of the holy ghost. Peter, like me, started out good, he did deny Christ. This is the journey that is ahead.

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