Acts 4:20

“For wee cannot but speake the things which we haue seene and heard.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
- King James Version

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is not possible for us to keep from saying what we have seen and have knowledge of.
- Basic English Bible

for as for us *we* cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.
- Darby Bible

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
- Webster's Bible

As for us, what we have seen and heard we cannot help speaking about."
- Weymouth Bible

for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard."
- World English Bible

For we moten nedis speke tho thingis, that we han sayn and herd.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we cannot but speak what we did see and hear.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:20


Ac 4:20 We cannot but speak. Are under a moral and spiritual obligation to speak. They had a Divine message, and must tell it.

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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