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

  • Irene123
    V. 4 - ".....the number which heard and believed was about 5,000." Acts 2:39 or 40 - ".....about 3,000 were added to the church." These nos. sound fantastic and of course these nos. don't happen today. BUT - they do!! The church is all around the WORLD now, and these same nos. are going on today, albeit over a wider area.
  • Renee Allen
    Annas was high priest.after you all comment try questions it will give you questions and answers about the chapters.
  • Bud
    Marat: You are correct in one way for Caiaphas was high the year that Jesus was arrested John 18:13. But when Peter and John was arrested Annas was high priest in that year, Acts 4:6 check it out. Good study.
  • Marat
    Your answer Annah to the question: Who was the high priest when Peter and John were arrested at the temple? is incorrect. The correct answer is Caiaphas. See John 18:13, Annah was father-in-law of Caiaphas who was a high priest for that year.
  • Gilberto jimenez
    To the former muslin. AMEN brother Looking forward to meeting you in our personal Lord and Savior's kingdom of heaven
  • Irene123
    v.13 - tells me that the Jewish muckety-mucks KNEW pretty much all about it; they knew the O.T. prophecies and that Jesus had fulfilled them. But, by now, they had their own agenda, which bro"t in more to the coffers, and gave them more power.

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