Acts 5:39
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New International Version
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."

New Living Translation
But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God!"

English Standard Version
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice,

Berean Study Bible
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God."

Berean Literal Bible
But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow it, lest ever also you would be found fighting against God."

New American Standard Bible
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."

King James Bible
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.

International Standard Version
However, if it's from God, you won't be able to stop them, and you may even discover that you are fighting against God!" So they were convinced by him.

NET Bible
but if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them, or you may even be found fighting against God." He convinced them,

New Heart English Bible
But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them, and you would be found even to be fighting against God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But if it is from God, you have no power to destroy it, lest you be found opposing God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, if it's from God, you won't be able to stop them. You may even discover that you're fighting against God."

New American Standard 1977
but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
but if it is of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest ye be found fighting against God.

King James 2000 Bible
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God.

American King James Version
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

American Standard Version
but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.

Darby Bible Translation
but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.

English Revised Version
but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Weymouth New Testament
But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."

World English Bible
But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"

Young's Literal Translation
and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:34-42 The Lord still has all hearts in his hands, and sometimes directs the prudence of the worldly wise, so as to restrain the persecutors. Common sense tells us to be cautious, while experience and observation show that the success of frauds in matters of religion has been very short. Reproach for Christ is true preferment, as it makes us conformable to his pattern, and serviceable to his interest. They rejoiced in it. If we suffer ill for doing well, provided we suffer it well, and as we should, we ought to rejoice in that grace which enabled us so to do. The apostles did not preach themselves, but Christ. This was the preaching that most offended the priests. But it ought to be the constant business of gospel ministers to preach Christ: Christ, and him crucified; Christ, and him glorified; nothing beside this, but what has reference to it. And whatever is our station or rank in life, we should seek to make Him known, and to glorify his name.
Study Bible
Gamaliel's Advice
38So in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone. Let them go! For if their purpose or endeavor is of human origin, it will fail. 39But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God.” 40At this, they yielded to Gamaliel. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and released them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';

Acts 11:17
So if God gave them the same gift as He gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to hinder the work of God?"
Treasury of Scripture

But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

if.

Acts 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.

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2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

1 Kings 12:24 Thus said the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers …

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver …

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness …

Revelation 17:12-14 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received …

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Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Acts 9:5 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom …

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' …

Exodus 10:3-7 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said …

2 Kings 19:22 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you …

Job 15:25-27 For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself …

Job 40:9-14 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him…

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with …

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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