Acts 4:19

“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Peter and Iohn answered, and said vnto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God, to hearken vnto you more then vnto God, iudge ye.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter and John in answer said to them, It is for you to say if it is right in the eyes of God to give attention to you more than to God:
- Basic English Bible

But Peter and John answering said to them, If it be righteous before God to listen to you rather than to God, judge ye;
- Darby Bible

But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye.
- Webster's Bible

But Peter and John replied, "Judge whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you instead of listening to God.
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
- World English Bible

But Petre and Joon answeriden, and seiden to hem, If it be riytful in the siyt of God to here you rather than God, deme ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Peter and John answering unto them said, `Whether it is righteous before God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 4:19


4:19 Whether it be just to obey you rather than God, judge ye - Was it not by the same spirit, that Socrates, when they were condemning him to death, for teaching the people, said, O ye Athenians, I embrace and love you; but I will obey God rather than you. And if you would spare my life on condition I should cease to teach my fellow citizens, I would die a thousand times rather than accept the proposal.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 4:19


Ac 4:19 Whether it be right in the sight of God. They appeal to the higher law. Their earthly government commanded them not to do what God had directed them to do. In a conflict of this kind there is only one course, that is, to obey God.

Discussion for Acts 4

  • Wayne
    Those that deny Jesus is the only begotten son of God are blasphemers and heretics.
  • Wayne
    Now 50 years of Bible study should have cleared up Father, Son, Holy Ghost. But being as it hasn't, 2 scriptures to help. John 8:28, words of Christ, as my father hath taught me. John 14:28, in Christ's "very own words", for my Father is greater than I. This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. If Jesus, whom some say, is not the Son of God, but God,they make God out to b a liar.
  • Irene123
    a disciple - It's plain to see now that - you have no use for God's word, nor Pastors - Heb. 10 25. If you had respect for God's word you wouldn't leave out parts of it - Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; 4:12.
  • A disciple
    Irene; WHY don't you ever let go of this notion, that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are all one person? Whoever you're listening to, is taking you down a wrong path, into heresy! There's no part of the Scriptures that is left for us to guess at, or put our own meaning to. You might want to consider getting away from ALL so-called teachers, and read the Word for yourself for awhile. :)
  • Irene123
    Kevin - V. 12 also means we cannot be saved using the titles of 'father, son, and holy ghost' in Matt. 28:19. Matt. 28:19 clearly says " ... in the NAME ... "; also Lk. 24:47.
  • Thomas 16
    Bruce .. gospel of thomas there are 114 of the sayings authenticated in egypt 1945 purportedly directly recorded from thoughts and words of christ.. not to mention these sayings reflect christ gospel through out the kjv

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