Acts 5:28

“Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, Did not wee straitly command you, that you should not teach in this Name? And behold, yee haue filled Hierusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this mans blood vpon vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

saying, "We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man's blood upon us."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, We strictly charged you not to teach in this name: and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We gave you very clear orders not to give teaching in this name: and now Jerusalem is full of your teaching, and you are attempting to make us responsible for this man's death.
- Basic English Bible

saying, We strictly enjoined you not to teach in this name: and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and purpose to bring upon us the blood of this man.
- Darby Bible

Saying, Did we not strictly command you, that ye should not teach in this name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
- Webster's Bible

We strictly forbad you to teach in that name--did we not? he said. "And see, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and are trying to make us responsible for that man's death!"
- Weymouth Bible

saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us."
- World English Bible

and seiden, In comaundement we comaundiden you, that ye schulden not teche in this name, and lo! ye han fillid Jerusalem with youre teching, and ye wolen bringe on vs the blood of this man.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying, `Did not we strictly command you not to teach in this name? and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and ye intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:28


5:28 Did not we strictly command you, not to teach? - See the poor cunning of the enemies of the Gospel. They make laws and interdicts at their pleasure, which those who obey God cannot but break; and then take occasion thereby to censure and punish the innocent, as guilty. Ye would bring the blood of this man upon us - An artful and invidious word. The apostles did not desire to accuse any man. They simply declared the naked truth.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:28


Ac 5:28 Did not we straitly command you, etc. He charges (1) that they had disregarded the authority of the Sanhedrin; (2) they had filled Jerusalem with their doctrine; (3) they would work up the people to indignation against the rulers for condemning Christ.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:39but if it be of GOD you cannot overthrow it lest haply you be found--EVEN TO FIGHT AGAINST GOD--5:41--and they departed from the presence of the council--REJOICING--that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for HIS name LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore--AND PRAY ALWAYS--that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the son of man
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:20go stand and speak in the temple to the people-ALL THE WORDS-of this life TITUS 2:11 for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared before all men--2:12--teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world ACTS 15:11but we believe that through the grace of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST we shall be saved even as they
  • BSP
    Verse 32: God gives his holy spirit to those who obey him.
  • Ray321
    Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead Apostle Paul was taught from God himself, so we must listen to what Paul has to say. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:29 THEN PETER AND THE OTHER APOSTLES ANSWERED AND SAID WE OUGHT TO --- OBEY GOD --- RATHER THAN MEN --5:30-- THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS RAISED UP JESUS WHOM YOU SLEW AND HANGED ON A TREE ***ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU
  • Ray321
    Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? It's always good to give to the Lord, if not, the Lord can make you pay some way or another.

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