Acts 5:39

“But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if it be of God, ye cannot ouerthrow it, lest haply yee be found euen to fight against God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overcome them, and you are in danger of fighting against God.
- Basic English Bible

but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.
- Darby Bible

But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
- Webster's Bible

But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."
- Weymouth Bible

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"
- World English Bible

but if it is of God, ye moun not vndo hem, lest perauenture ye be foundun to repugne God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Acts 5

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have Persecuted Me, they will also Persecute You;if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also. John 15:20./ Persecution will come to a Born-again Believer when they Preach The Way of Salvation. In the Last Days there'll be rockers: Jude:18./Ye Shall be Hated of all---: He that shall endure unto The End,---Shall be Saved. Mark 13:13
  • BSP
    Even though the apostles had been flogged and persecuted, verse 42 shows that they did not give up. This is a great example of endurance for us.
  • Maria Morales
    Verse 30-31The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus to be a Prince and Savior to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

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