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.
  • 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
  • Sophie on Acts 5:30
    I think it was a tree everything jesus talk about he talk about tree and peter said they hung on tree he was watching
  • Napps on Acts 5:30
    Theres a bigger issue, I think. People wear the cross around their necks. Its a symbol, and a reminder of death. Some people kiss it during a certain event, and mumble a few thoughts. Some re religions and cults kiss the head of a snake, or bull. The cross to many people is supposed to represent some form of Jesus and his death. The Vatican has pushes the cross scene for over a thousand years (Popes), Their reason is not biblical, just old pagan. The cross is a false idol, no question. We have no idea of the items of archaeology they have been buying from finders of artifacts related to the era of Jesus, through the back door unfortunately. They can mot risk showing them to the public at this time. It would probably destroy the roman catholic religion. But, Jesus will take care of that issue when he returns in the clouds (not as a human). Unfortunately I probably wont be their to see him!
  • Cornelius on Acts 5:30
    It can be said that it was a tree cos the wood of the cross was from tree
  • Rita on Acts 5:30
    I think Jesus was nailed to a tree, not a cross, and he was nail in his wrist to support his body.
  • Madeleine on Acts 5:30
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    Acts 5:30 shows that the Jesus was hung on a tree. if you look at a Greek translation, the word stavros appear. and this word meant the right to delete an upright pole or stake. encyclopedia "The Imperial Bible-Dictionary" confirms it. also among the Romans was the word "crux" (the word comes from the cross) originally has been an upright pale. The book "The non-Cristian Cross by JD Parsons says" there is not a single sentence in any of the writings that make up the New Testament, the Greek show, either directly or indirectly, that the stauros used in connection with Jesus , was anything but an ordinary stauros, and there is nothing to suggest that it consisted of more than a stick. Jesus was seen on a crime and criminals at the time was hung on a log, pole. and the cross was used on a symbol of the god Tammuz, as it had the same shape as the first initial of his name.


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