Acts 4:28

“For to doe whatsoeuer thy hand and thy counsell determined before to be done.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
- King James Version

to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To do that which had been fixed before by your hand and your purpose.
- Basic English Bible

to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass.
- Darby Bible

To do whatever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
- Webster's Bible

to do all that Thy power and Thy will had predetermined should be done.
- Weymouth Bible

to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.
- World English Bible

whom thou anoyntidist, to do the thingis, that thin hoond and thi counsel demyden to be don.
- Wycliffe Bible

to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 4:28


4:28 The sense is, but they could do no more than thou wast pleased to permit, according to thy determinate counsel, to save mankind by the sufferings of thy Son. And what was needful for this end, thou didst before determine to permit to be done.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:28


Ac 4:28 To do whatsoever . . . thy counsel determined before to be done. It is not said that God decreed that Pilate, Herod and the rulers should do what they did, but that they did what God had decreed should be done. It was God's will that Christ should die, but they chose, of their own malignity, to slay him. Their will was free.

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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