Acts 5:38

“And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And now I say vnto you, refraine from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsell or this worke be of men, it will come to nought.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And now I say to you, Do nothing to these men, but let them be: for if this teaching or this work is of men, it will come to nothing:
- Basic English Bible

And now I say to you, Withdraw from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or this work have its origin from men, it will be destroyed;
- Darby Bible

And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work is from men, it will come to naught:
- Webster's Bible

And now I tell you to hold aloof from these men and leave them alone--for if this scheme or work is of human origin, it will come to nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown.
- World English Bible

And now therfor Y seie to you, departe ye fro these men, and suffre ye hem; for if this counsel ether werk is of men, it schal be vndon;
- Wycliffe Bible

and now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone, because if this counsel or this work may be of men, it will be overthrown,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:38


5:38 Let them alone - In a cause which is manifestly good, we should immediately join. In a cause, on the other hand, which is manifestly evil, we should immediately oppose. But in a sudden, new, doubtful occurrence, this advice is eminently useful. If this counsel or this work - He seems to correct himself, as if it were some sudden work, rather than a counsel or design. And so it was. For the apostles had no counsel, plan, or design of their own; but were mere instruments in the hand of God, working just as he led them from day to day.


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