Acts 5:41

“And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they departed from the presence of the Councill, reioycing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his Name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for {His} name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.
- Basic English Bible

They therefore went their way from [the] presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.
- Darby Bible

And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
- Webster's Bible

They, therefore, left the Sanhedrin and went their way, rejoicing that they had been deemed worthy to suffer disgrace on behalf of the NAME.
- Weymouth Bible

They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.
- World English Bible

And thei wenten ioiynge fro the siyt of the counsel, that thei weren had worthi to suffre dispisyng for the name of Jhesu. But ech dai thei ceessiden not in the temple, and aboute housis, to teche and to preche Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:41


5:41 Rejoicing - to suffer shame - This is a sure mark of the truth, joy in affliction, such is true, deep, pure.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:41


Ac 5:41 Rejoicing. This was their first experience of physical torture for Christ, but not the last, and it gave them joy to suffer for one who had suffered for them. One of the features of the early church was the welcome given to shame, suffering and martyrdom endured for Christ's sake.

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