Acts 5:30

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 5:30

The God of our fathers raised vp Iesus, whom yee slew and hanged on a tree.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The God of our fathers gave Jesus back to life, whom you had put to death, hanging him on a tree.
- Basic English Bible

The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom *ye* have slain, having hanged on a cross.
- Darby Bible

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree:
- Webster's Bible

The God of our forefathers has raised Jesus to life, whom you crucified and put to death.
- Weymouth Bible

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.
- World English Bible

God of oure fadris reiside Jhesu, whom ye slowen, hangynge in a tre.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the God of our fathers did raise up Jesus, whom ye slew, having hanged upon a tree;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 5:30

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:30


5:30 Hath raised up Jesus - Of the seed of David, according to the promises made to our fathers.


Discussion for Acts 5:30

  • Dan Favata on Acts 5:30
    I was raised Catholic and always believed it was a cross that Jesus was hung on! It makes more sense because on his walk to the place where he died he had to bear the weight of the cross, he wasnt bearing a tree!!! The saying " it is my cross to bear" says alot !!!!!!!! and besides every movie Ive ever saw concerning his life and death always made reference and showed a Cross not a tree!!!!!!!!
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    I feel you're correct in your understanding of the Cross. The Acts 5:30 use of 'tree' would most likely be alluding to the Cross as shaped from the 'wood' of the trees. Of course, the shape of Jesus' Cross cannot be known as it's not revealed to us, but given the many forms of 'Cross executions' by the Romans, the Crux Commissa (or, the T shape) was the likely one which typified the way our Lord was crucified & allowed for the placement of the sign above his Head.
  • Mark - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    Chris,the bible does say he was nailed to the stake or tree at mark 15:25 and also at matthew 27:35.he would have had his arms straight above him and nails through his wrists.
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    Thank you Mark. I suppose Jesus' Wrists were pierced & nailed to the tree, as nails in the palm of the hand would just tear through the flesh because of the weight of the body. Then reading John 20:25-27, would mean His Wrists, rather than hands.
  • Mark - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    you are welcome Chris!
  • Mark - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    If you research the origin of the cross it goes back to the Babylonians and didn't enter into Christian religion until the 4th century. some bible writers used the Greek word Xy'lon which means "timber" stick, club, or tree. see also acts 10:39, acts 13:29, Galations 3:13 and 1 peter 2:24. It was under the pagan ruler Constantine that promoted the cross as a symbol of Christianity. see also Exodus 20:4,5
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 5:30
    That's very interesting, Mark. Are you suggesting that Jesus hung on a tree (i.e. nailed to its trunk) & not with arms widespread, as it would be on a T shaped structure? If so, how should we account for the nails pierced into his hands/wrists?
  • Aliea on Acts 5:30
    The cross was the tree. It was made of wood he was hung from it but not in a noose he was nailed to it and hung from the nails.
  • Dave King on Acts 5:30
    I suggest: Jesus was hung upon a tree, as the Old Testament of our Lord declared, and it was the Tree of Life, manifested out of wood, declaring our vertical horizon relationships with His church family and of His life in the world, brought together at the Cross through the sacrifice of Jesus in our place, though we are undeserving. And from this fruit, our Father made good His promise from ill, Genesis 50:20 , and the Son was resurrected returned to the Father, thus enabling the Holy Spirit to pour out Life, from seed to seed, redemption restoration, everlasting.
  • Steph on Acts 5:30
    My DAD HAD A PICTURE OF A TREE AND HE TOLD ME YEARS AGO THAT JESUS DIED ON A TREE. BUT I JUST COULD NIT COMPREHEND.


 

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