Acts 1:7
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New International Version
He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

New Living Translation
He replied, "The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;

King James Bible
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority.

International Standard Version
He answered them, "It isn't for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.

NET Bible
He told them, "You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “It is not yours to know the times or seasons which The Father has placed in his authority.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "You don't need to know about times or periods that the Father has determined by his own authority.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put under his authority only.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

American King James Version
And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own authority.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father has placed in his own authority;

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Weymouth New Testament
"It is not for you," He replied, "to know times or epochs which the Father has reserved within His own authority;

World English Bible
He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto them, 'It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father did appoint in His own authority;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:6-11 They were earnest in asking about that which their Master never had directed or encouraged them to seek. Our Lord knew that his ascension and the teaching of the Holy Spirit would soon end these expectations, and therefore only gave them a rebuke; but it is a caution to his church in all ages, to take heed of a desire of forbidden knowledge. He had given his disciples instructions for the discharge of their duty, both before his death and since his resurrection, and this knowledge is enough for a Christian. It is enough that He has engaged to give believers strength equal to their trials and services; that under the influence of the Holy Spirit they may, in one way or other, be witnesses for Christ on earth, while in heaven he manages their concerns with perfect wisdom, truth, and love. When we stand gazing and trifling, the thoughts of our Master's second coming should quicken and awaken us: when we stand gazing and trembling, they should comfort and encourage us. May our expectation of it be stedfast and joyful, giving diligence to be found of him blameless.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Times or seasons for the times or the seasons, A.V.; set within his own authority for put in his own power, A.V. It is not for you to know, etc. The time of the end is always spoken of as hidden (so Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32; 1 Thessalonians 5:1, 2; 2 Peter 3:10, etc.). Times or season. Times with reference to duration, seasons with reference to fitness or opportunity. Which the Father. The distinctive use of the word "Father" here agrees with our Lord's saying in Mark 13:32, "Neither the Son, but the Father." Hath set within his own authority (ἐξουσίᾳ). Hath reserved under his own authority ('Speaker's Commentary'); "Has established by means of his own plenitude of power" (Meyer); "Hath put or kept in his own power (A.V., and so Afford). This last seems the best.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto them,.... To his disciples,

it is not for you to know the times or the seasons; meaning, not the times that are past from Adam to Christ; as how long the world stood; when the flood came; when Sodom and Gomorrha were burned to ashes; when the children of Israel came out of Egypt, and the law was given to them; when the kingdom of Israel began, and when the Jews were carried captive, and when they returned; when the sceptre departed from Judah, and Daniel's weeks had an end: or the particular seasons of the year, and the times for planting, ploughing, sowing, reaping, &c. but when should be the time, the day, and hour of the coming of the son of man, when he shall set up his kingdom in a more glorious manner, and the kingdoms of this world shall become his; or when the kingdom shall be restored to Israel. This, by the Jews, is said to be one of the seven things hid from men (k):

"seven things are hid from the children of men, and these are they; the day of death, and the day of consolation, and the depth of judgment, and a man knows not what is in the heart of his neighbour, nor with what he shall be rewarded, and "when the kingdom of the house of David shall return", and when the kingdom of Persia shall fall.

Which the Father hath put in his own power; and not in the power of a creature, no, not of the angels; see Matthew 24:36 wherefore it is vain and sinful, as well as fruitless, to indulge a curious inquiry into these things, or into the times and seasons of what is future; as of the time of a man's death, of the end of the world, of the second coming of Christ; only those things should be looked into which God has revealed, and put into the power of man to know by diligent search and inquiry. Says R. Simeon (l),

"flesh and blood, (i.e. man), which knows not , "its times and its moments", (and so the Vulgate Latin renders the words here), ought to add a void space to the blessed God, who knows the times and moments.

(k) T. Bab. Pesachim, fol. 54. 2. Vid. Bereshit Rabba, sect. 65. fol. 57. 4. (l) Apud R. Sol. Jarchi in Gen. ii. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. It is not for you to know the times, &c.—implying not only that this was not the time, but that the question was irrelevant to their present business and future work.

Acts 1:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ascension
6So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" 7He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Job 24:1
"Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?

Matthew 24:36
"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Mark 13:32
"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

1 Thessalonians 5:1
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
Treasury of Scripture

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Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather …

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1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, …

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

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