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

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Discussion for Acts 5

  • Irene123
    Acts 5:39 - I thank Jesus He could use Gamaliel. He wasn't saved, and neither was Cyrus, King of Persia, but God used him in the rebuilding of the Temple. What a merciful, Glorious God we serve. He doesn't use these people because they are 'good', i.e. living for Him); He uses them for His people's benefit. He uses them for His own Glory.
  • Irene123
    It was good to hear from you. Yes, our song leader loves the new songs, and very seldom uses the old ones. But, oh my! does he love the Lord! To get us 'going' in the song service, he almost preaches.' C'mon saints; lift Him up, praise him'! And that does it - every time. And as we sing the voices get stronger and stronger! The tears just run from my eyes; I love Him so. 'Amazing Grace' is sung.
  • Bruce
    Irene: Amen! The power in The songs of Old. Lifting up Our Savior, there would be Testimony after Testimony. Sometimes that would be for the whole service. Oh what a Savior! The Church I was at,refuses to sing the old hymns. The Pastor said the new songs are just as good---? Just to hear, The Old,Old Story of Jesus and His Love.
  • Irene123
    Bruce - You just got to my heart; the old song, At the cross (yes, and did my Savior Bleed). 'At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light, and the burden of my sins rolled away; it was there by faith I received my sight, and now I'm happy all the day.'
    And, "Have a Little talk With Jesus, tell Him all about your troubles, He will you when you cry, He will answer by and by."
  • Bruce
    Jason: in the Greek it says stake or cross. The statement you're making came from a believer turned Atheists. Trying to destroy The Church. He to said he's a historian. Stake,plank,tree: makes no difference,He was lifted up,He paid for Our sins. What about yours? Only by The Blood of The Lamb is there Salvation! At The Cross,at The Cross when I first saw The Light. The Lord Died on a Cross for me!
  • Jason
    Im an historian of the Bible to much of a surprise to most people Romans never used the cross beam for quite some time after Christ death so Jesus died on an upright stake/tree the Greek word stauros if you are a Christian this should make a huge difference to salvation you want to worship in truth

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