Acts 1:7

“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto them, It is not for you to knowe the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his owne power.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own authority.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, It is not for you to have knowledge of the time and the order of events which the Father has kept in his control.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father has placed in his own authority;
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
- Webster's Bible

It is not for you, He replied, "to know times or epochs which the Father has reserved within His own authority;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, It is not youre to knowe the tymes ether momentis, whiche the fadir hath put in his power;
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said unto them, `It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father did appoint in His own authority;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 1:7


1:7 The times or the seasons - Times, in the language of the Scriptures, denote a longer; seasons, a shorter space. Which the Father hath put in his own power - To be revealed when and to whom it pleaseth him.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 1:7


Ac 1:7 It is not for you to know. This was a reproof, not only to them, but to those in all ages who seek to know "the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put into his own power".

Discussion for Acts 1

  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED --- TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12-- TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS PRESENT WORLD
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward. Did Apostle Paul say this. DISPENSATION
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2-- UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN
  • Ray321
    Acts 1:5 The promise of the Father. 5 For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Act 1:6 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? What the Jews wanted was a physical Kingdom and rein will Jesus, that was fore told by the Prophets.
  • A disciple
    Hi Ray; If you read carefully the whole portion you refer to; the Lord was telling them to wait for the "Power From On High" the Baptism of the Spirit; which they heard from Him they should receive. For in the same place Jesus also told them that it was not given to them to know the Day, which the Father reserves to His own Authority, for the Restoration of all things; but we need Power till then!
  • Ray321
    Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. The 11 Apostles were told to stay in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father in heaven. They were waiting for the second coming of Jesus .

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