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

  • Kimbalia Valenrine
    I love that no matter what man said or tried to do Peter stood fast to the word of God
  • Irene123
    To Joseph on v.30 - as you see it; Heb. 11:1. Also, it says 'tree', so how do you know it wasn't a literal Olive or Fig tree, still growing in the ground? He was 'nailed' to something. but as I see it - that/s what saves us and is important: Acts 2:38 is our salvation: PETER said so (and so did Jesus in Matt. 28:19). The 'tree' is just something one uses as a distraction to those searching.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Behold verse 29 ! Enough said. Gods will be done in and through Christ our Blessed Lord and Savior indeed Amen and Amen. God Bless you. Shalom Yedda dim {beloved one}.
  • Patrick steven
    acts is teaching me that we must not lie to believers because Holly spirit can expose you.
  • BSP
    Verse 29 shows that's God's laws must be obeyed above man's laws. When a law a man makes conflicts with God's law then we must follow the words found here in this verse.
  • Lilian
    Disobedience to God's words is the first sin that we have committed. That is why Jesus was given for us so that we may all have life in abundance. From his blood our sins are forgiven and we are pardoned he paid the price on the cross and the cross was the tree of life. A cross where he shed his blood for us. This is the cross where Jesus destroy the works of the defeated devil . Thank u Lord

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