Acts 4:21
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New International Version
After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.

New Living Translation
The council then threatened them further, but they finally let them go because they didn't know how to punish them without starting a riot. For everyone was praising God

English Standard Version
And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened.

Berean Study Bible
So the Council members threatened them further and let them go. They could not find a way to punish them, because all the people were glorifying God for what had happened.

Berean Literal Bible
And having further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way they might punish them, on account of the people, because all were glorifying God for that having happened.

New American Standard Bible
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

King James Bible
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After threatening them further, they released them. They found no way to punish them, because the people were all giving glory to God over what had been done;

International Standard Version
So they threatened Peter and John even more and then let them go. They couldn't find any way to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened,

NET Bible
After threatening them further, they released them, for they could not find how to punish them on account of the people, because they were all praising God for what had happened.

New Heart English Bible
When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they threatened them and released them, for they had not found a cause to pursue their lives, because of the people, because everyone was praising God for what had happened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The authorities threatened them even more and then let them go. Since all the people were praising God for what had happened, the authorities couldn't find any way to punish Peter and John.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which they might punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way how they might punish them because of the people, for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

King James 2000 Bible
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing for which they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

American King James Version
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

American Standard Version
And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they threatening, sent them away, not finding how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified what had been done, in that which had come to pass.

Darby Bible Translation
But they, having further threatened them, let them go, finding no way how they might punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for what had taken place;

English Revised Version
And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Webster's Bible Translation
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Weymouth New Testament
The Court added further threats and then let them go, being quite unable to find any way of punishing them on account of the people, because all gave God the glory for the thing that had happened.

World English Bible
When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

Young's Literal Translation
And they having further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they may punish them, because of the people, because all were glorifying God for that which hath been done,
Study Bible
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20For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21So the Council members threatened them further and let them go. They could not find a way to punish them, because all the people were glorifying God for what had happened. 22For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:8
When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Acts 3:9
When all the people saw him walking and praising God,

Acts 4:22
For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

Acts 5:13
Although the people regarded them highly, no one else dared to join them.

Acts 5:26
At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles--but not by force, for fear the people would stone them.
Treasury of Scripture

So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

when.

Acts 4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly …

Acts 5:40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and …

how.

Acts 5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without …

Matthew 21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, …

Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Luke 19:47,48 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the …

Luke 20:6,19 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they …

Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; …

for all.

Acts 3:6-9 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have …

Matthew 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes …

Matthew 15:31 So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, …

Luke 5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled …

Luke 13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed…

John 12:18,19 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that …

(21) All men glorified God . . .--The tense implies continued action. It is specially characteristic of St. Luke thus to note the impression made upon the people by signs and wonders (Luke 2:20; Luke 4:15; and in seven other passages).

Verse 21. - And they when they, etc., let them go for so when they, etc., they let them go, A.V. So when they had further threatened them,.... Either repeated the same, as before; or added some more severe ones, to terrify them, if possible; not being able to answer their arguments, or invalidate their reasoning:

they let them go; they did not acquit them as innocent persons, but dismissed them from custody:

finding nothing how they might punish them; not being able, though they sought most diligently for it, to fix anything upon them, which might be a cause, or occasion, or pretence of inflicting any punishment upon them:

because of the people: they would not have stuck at the injustice of it, or have been under any concern about offending God; but they were afraid of the people, of losing their credit among them, and lest they should rise up against them, and on the side of the apostles:

for all men glorified God for that which was done; they saw the hand of God in it, and ascribed it to his mercy, goodness, and power, and gave him the glory of it; and therefore to punish the instruments of so great and good a work, would have been esteemed barbarous and wicked, and would have been highly resented by them; since, on the contrary, they judged them worthy of great honour and respect. 21. finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people—not at a loss for a pretext, but at a loss how to do it so as not to rouse the opposition of the people.4:15-22 All the care of the rulers is, that the doctrine of Christ spread not among the people, yet they cannot say it is false or dangerous, or of any ill tendency; and they are ashamed to own the true reason; that it testifies against their hypocrisy, wickedness, and tyranny. Those who know how to put a just value upon Christ's promises, know how to put just contempt upon the world's threatenings. The apostles look with concern on perishing souls, and know they cannot escape eternal ruin but by Jesus Christ, therefore they are faithful in warning, and showing the right way. None will enjoy peace of mind, nor act uprightly, till they have learned to guide their conduct by the fixed standard of truth, and not by the shifting opinions and fancies of men. Especially beware of a vain attempt to serve two masters, God and the world; the end will be, you can serve neither fully.
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