Acts 4:27
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New International Version
Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.

New Living Translation
"In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed.

English Standard Version
for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

Berean Study Bible
In fact, this is the very city where Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed.

Berean Literal Bible
For in truth, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together in this city against Your holy servant Jesus whom You anointed,

New American Standard Bible
"For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

King James Bible
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For, in fact, in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, assembled together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed,

International Standard Version
For in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate actually met together with unbelievers and the people of Israel to oppose your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed,

NET Bible
"For indeed both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, assembled together in this city against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed,

New Heart English Bible
"For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For truly, Herodus and Pilatus, with the Gentiles and the mobs of Israel gathered in this city against The Holy One, your Son Yeshua, The One whom you anointed,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"In this city Herod and Pontius Pilate made plans together with non-Jewish people and the people of Israel. They made their plans against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.

New American Standard 1977
“For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For of a truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together (in this city),

King James 2000 Bible
For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

American King James Version
For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

American Standard Version
for of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,

Darby Bible Translation
For in truth against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hadst anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with [the] nations, and peoples of Israel, have been gathered together in this city

English Revised Version
for of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together,

Webster's Bible Translation
For in truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were assembled,

Weymouth New Testament
"They did indeed assemble in this city in hostility to Thy holy Servant Jesus whom Thou hadst anointed--Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and also the tribes of Israel--

World English Bible
"For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

Young's Literal Translation
for gathered together of a truth against Thy holy child Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, were both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with nations and peoples of Israel,
Study Bible
The Believers' Prayer
26The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His Anointed One.’ 27In fact, this is the very city where Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed. 28They carried out what Your hand and purpose had decided beforehand would happen.…
Cross References
Isaiah 37:26
"Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, From ancient times I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass, That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

Matthew 14:1
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus

Matthew 14:3
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Matthew 14:6
On Herod's birthday, however, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod

Matthew 20:19
and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. And on the third day He will be raised to life."

Matthew 27:2
They bound Him, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate the governor.

Mark 15:1
Early in the morning, the chief priests, elders, scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin devised a plan. They bound Jesus, led Him away, and handed Him over to Pilate.

Luke 23:1
Then the whole council rose and led Jesus away to Pilate.

Luke 23:7
And learning that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who himself was in Jerusalem at that time.

Luke 23:12
That day Herod and Pilate became friends; before this time they had been enemies.
Treasury of Scripture

For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

of a.

Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the …

Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover.

Luke 23:1,8 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him to Pilate…

thy.

Acts 4:30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders …

Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer …

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer …

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

whom.

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: …

Psalm 2:2,6 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the …

both.

Matthew 2:13-16 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears …

Luke 13:31-33 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to him, …

Luke 23:7-12 And as soon as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, …

Pontius Pilate.

Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, …

Matthew 27:2,11-36 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him …

Mark 15:1-28 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation …

Luke 18:31-33 Then he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up …

Luke 23:13-38 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the …

John 19:1-24,34 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him…

the people.

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

Zechariah 11:7,8 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. …

Matthew 20:18,19 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed …

Matthew 21:28 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the …

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them …

Matthew 26:3,4,59-68 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the …

Matthew 27:25,40-43 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on …

Mark 10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be …

Mark 14:1,2,43-65 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread…

Mark 15:1-3,31 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation …

Luke 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of …

Luke 20:13-19 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send …

Luke 22:2-6,47-52,63-71 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; …

Luke 23:1-5 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him to Pilate…

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

John 18:1-14,19-24 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples …

John 18:28-40 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it …

John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate …

(27) Of a truth. . . .--Many of the better MSS. add the words "in this city."

Against thy holy child Jesus.--Better, as before, Servant. (See Notes on Acts 3:13) The word is the same as that used of David in Acts 4:25.

Both Herod, and Pontius Pilate.--The narrative of Herod's share in the proceedings connected with the Passion is, it will be remembered, found only in Luke 23:8-12. So far as the hymn here recorded may be considered as an independent evidence, the two present an undesigned coincidence.

With the Gentiles, and the people of Israel.--Even here the nouns are, in the Greek, without an article. The "peoples" (the Greek noun is plural) are rightly defined, looking to the use of the Hebrew word, as those of Israel.

Verse 27. - Of a truth in this city for of a truth, A.V. Servant for child (as in Acts 3:26), A.V.; didst anoint for hast anointed, A.V.; peoples for people, A.V. For of a truth, etc. The saying just quoted is proved to have been the word of God by its exact fulfillment in the heathen and Jewish rulers and peoples who were concerned in the crucifixion of the Lord Christ. In this city. This is omitted in the A.V. and T.R., but found in most uncials and Fathers, and adopted by Wordsworth, Alford, Meyer, Bengel. etc. Herod. St. Luke (Luke 23:1-12) is the only one of the evangelists who records the part taken by Herod in conjunction with Pontius Pilate in the condemnation of Christ. Possibly the inference may be that St. Luke was led to record it in his Gospel front know-tug of this application of Psalm it. to him and Pilate. Peoples, in the plural, either because of the "many nations" (Acts 2:5) from which the Jews of the dispersion came to Jerusalem, or with reference to the twelve tribes (see Genesis 28:3, "Thou shalt be a multitude of peoples," Hebrew). For of a truth, against thy holy child Jesus,.... This is the interpretation of the above passages in Psalm 2:1 and the application of them to Jesus; who is called the "child" of God, because the human nature of Christ was taken into union with the second person, who is the Son of God: unless the word should rather be rendered "servant", as it is in Acts 4:25 and which is a character that belongs to Christ, and is often given him as Mediator, who, as such, is God's righteous servant; and he is called "holy", because he was so in his conception and birth, and in his life and conversation, being free both from original sin, and actual transgression; and which is an aggravation of the sin and guilt of these men, that they should rise up, and gather together against him; and yet it was a clear case, a notorious fact, a certain truth, that could not be denied: and for the further aggravation of their crime, as well as for the sake of explaining the phrase "his, Christ", it is added,

whom thou hast anointed; with the oil of gladness, above his fellows. Christ was, in some sense, anointed to be prophet, priest, and King, from eternity, being so early set up as Mediator, or called unto, and invested with that office; see Proverbs 8:22 and he was anointed in time, both at his incarnation and baptism, having the Spirit without measure given unto him, which is that anointing, that teacheth all things.

Both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together. This Herod was Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the great, and who beheaded John the Baptist; and Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea, at the time of Christ's death; the Gentiles were those of Pilate's council, and the Roman soldiers;

and the people of Israel, were the Jews, both the rulers, and the common people; the Syriac version renders it, "the synagogue of Israel": and these, though they were of different nations, and of different interests, yea enemies to one another, as the Jews and Gentiles in general were; and as were Herod and Pontius Pilate in particular; yet all gathered, consented, and agreed together to mock, scourge, and crucify this innocent and holy person. The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions add, "in this city"; and so the above copies of Beza's, and others; meaning, in the city of Jerusalem, where the apostles now were, and where the above persons met together, and from whence a prophet could only perish. The Alexandrian copy reads, "in this thy city": which was called the city of God, and the holy city; and yet in this was this wicked convention, and all this wickedness done. 4:23-31 Christ's followers do best in company, provided it is their own company. It encourages God's servants, both in doing work, and suffering work, that they serve the God who made all things, and therefore has the disposal of all events; and the Scriptures must be fulfilled. Jesus was anointed to be a Saviour, therefore it was determined he should be a sacrifice, to make atonement for sin. But sin is not the less evil for God's bringing good out of it. In threatening times, our care should not be so much that troubles may be prevented, as that we may go on with cheerfulness and courage in our work and duty. They do not pray, Lord let us go away from our work, now that it is become dangerous, but, Lord, give us thy grace to go on stedfastly in our work, and not to fear the face of man. Those who desire Divine aid and encouragement, may depend upon having them, and they ought to go forth, and go on, in the strength of the Lord God. God gave a sign of acceptance of their prayers. The place was shaken, that their faith might be established and unshaken. God gave them greater degrees of his Spirit; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, more than ever; by which they were not only encouraged, but enabled to speak the word of God with boldness. When they find the Lord God help them by his Spirit, they know they shall not be confounded, Isa 1.7.
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