Acts 5:41

“ And they departed from the presence of the Councill, reioycing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his Name.”

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Other Translations

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
- King James Version

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for {His} name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.
- Basic English Bible

They therefore went their way from [the] presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.
- Darby Bible

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
- Webster's Bible

They, therefore, left the Sanhedrin and went their way, rejoicing that they had been deemed worthy to suffer disgrace on behalf of the NAME.
- Weymouth Bible

They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.
- World English Bible

And thei wenten ioiynge fro the siyt of the counsel, that thei weren had worthi to suffre dispisyng for the name of Jhesu. But ech dai thei ceessiden not in the temple, and aboute housis, to teche and to preche Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:41


5:41 Rejoicing - to suffer shame - This is a sure mark of the truth, joy in affliction, such is true, deep, pure.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:41


Ac 5:41 Rejoicing. This was their first experience of physical torture for Christ, but not the last, and it gave them joy to suffer for one who had suffered for them. One of the features of the early church was the welcome given to shame, suffering and martyrdom endured for Christ's sake.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Patty Tozi
    God is Total Love. His Compassion is so Strong-- it helps us to take His Strength when we need it to move any mountain -and stand as a rock when we ask for His help. Evilness stands close..But your Father in Heaven gives us His Blessed Light of His Love to keeo us Safe!!!
  • Gladfys Free
    after I read your commentary. I could see things I had never seen before.loved it.
  • Peter Karanja
    The apostles could not deny what they had seen and witnessed being done by the power of GOD. Even us today we cannot deny what JESUS is doing in our times The sick are healed, people are saved through the same NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • Jerry
    these bold disciples, who just weeks before were cowering in a secret hideout because of their fear of getting arrested and murdered like the Christ, were now proclaiming the gospel, tells me their testimony was indeed real. Once the Holy Spirit came and filled them, they had no more fear, because they KNEW Jesus was God...awesome!!
  • Cowboy 🐄
    History repeats itself when we act beyond reason before consulting God
  • BSP
    Verse 37~There have always been those who rise up in revolt and gain a number of follower. Eventually these people pass away and their follower are scattered. The only real solution to the problems we see today is the coming of God's Kingdom.

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