Acts 5:26
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New International Version
At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

New Living Translation
The captain went with his Temple guards and arrested the apostles, but without violence, for they were afraid the people would stone them.

English Standard Version
Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.

Berean Study Bible
At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles--but not by force, for fear the people would stone them.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, was bringing them, not with force, for they were afraid of the people lest they might be stoned.

New American Standard Bible
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).

King James Bible
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander went with the temple police and brought them in without force, because they were afraid the people might stone them.

International Standard Version
So the commander of the Temple guards went with his men to bring them back without force, because they were afraid of being stoned to death by the people.

NET Bible
Then the commander of the temple guard went with the officers and brought the apostles without the use of force (for they were afraid of being stoned by the people).

New Heart English Bible
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Leaders went with the attendants to bring them, not with force, for they were afraid lest the people would stone them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the officer of the temple guards went with some of his men to bring back the apostles without using force. After all, the officer and his guards were afraid that the people would stone them to death for using force.

New American Standard 1977
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, lest they should be stoned).

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the captain with the officers went and brought them without violence, for they feared being stoned by the people.

King James 2000 Bible
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

American King James Version
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

American Standard Version
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then went the officer with the ministers, and brought them without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

English Revised Version
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Weymouth New Testament
Upon this the Commander went with the officers, and brought the Apostles; but without using violence; for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.

World English Bible
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.

Young's Literal Translation
then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;
Study Bible
The Apostles Before the Council
25Then someone came in and announced, “Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts, teaching the people!” 26At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles — but not by force, for fear the people would stone them. 27They brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, where the high priest interrogated them.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. And he went in and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

Luke 22:4
And Judas went to discuss with the chief priests and temple officers how he might betray Jesus to them.

Acts 4:21
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 to God for what had happened.

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

Acts 5:22
But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they returned with the report:

Acts 5:24
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.

Acts 5:25
Then someone came in and announced, "Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts, teaching the people!"
Treasury of Scripture

Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

they.

Acts 5:13 And of the rest dared no man join himself to them: but the people …

Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, …

Matthew 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

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

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; …

(26) Without violence . . .--The scene recalls that of John 7:45. Here, however, the Apostles set the example of unresisting acquiescence, even though the tide of feeling in their favour was so strong that they might have easily raised a tumult in their favour. The signs that had been recently wrought, perhaps also the lavish distribution of alms, the ideal communism of the disciples, were all likely, till counteracted by stronger influences, to secure popular favour.

Verse 26. - But without for without, A.V.; lest they should be, omitting ἵνα, for lest they should have been, with ἵνα, A.V. and T.R. Lest they should be, etc. The best way of construing the words, whether ἵνα is re-rained or not, is to make the clause "lest they should be stoned" depend upon "not with violence;" putting "for they feared the people" into a parenthesis; thus explaining why they thought it dangerous to use violence. Then went the captain with the offcers,.... That is, the captain of the temple, who had the command of it; he went thither attended with the officers and servants of the chief priests, the same that had been sent to the prison, to fetch the apostles:

and brought them without violence; they did not lay hold upon them, and drag them away in a violent manner; but gave them good words, and allured them, and entreated them to go along with them, and perhaps promised them, that no hurt should come to them, and that they should have full liberty to speak for themselves; the Ethiopic version renders it, "they brought them, behaving themselves mildly towards them"; they used no forcible, but gentle methods; they did not seize them in a violent way, and bind them, and carry them away by force:

for they feared the people; who had them in great esteem, because of the miracles done by them, and the benefit they received from them, both for their souls and bodies:

lest they should have been stoned; by the populace, who had they used them in a severe and cruel manner, would have risen upon them, and stoned them to death; the Ethiopic version renders it, "because they feared the people, they did not stone them"; as if the captain of the temple, and the officers would have stoned the apostles, but that they were afraid of the people. 26. without violence, for they feared, etc.—hardened ecclesiastics, all unawed by the miraculous tokens of God's presence with the apostles, and the fear of the mob only before their eyes!5:26-33 Many will do an evil thing with daring, yet cannot bear to hear of it afterward, or to have it charged upon them. We cannot expect to be redeemed and healed by Christ, unless we give up ourselves to be ruled by him. Faith takes the Saviour in all his offices, who came, not to save us in our sins, but to save us from our sins. Had Christ been exalted to give dominion to Israel, the chief priests would have welcomed him. But repentance and remission of sins are blessings they neither valued nor saw their need of; therefore they, by no means, admitted his doctrine. Wherever repentance is wrought, remission is granted without fail. None are freed from the guilt and punishment of sin, but those who are freed from the power and dominion of sin; who are turned from it, and turned against it. Christ gives repentance, by his Spirit working with the word, to awaken the conscience, to work sorrow for sin, and an effectual change in the heart and life. The giving of the Holy Ghost, is plain evidence that it is the will of God that Christ should be obeyed. And He will surely destroy those who will not have Him to reign over them.
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