Acts 5:41
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New International Version
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

New Living Translation
The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus.

English Standard Version
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.

New American Standard Bible
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

King James Bible
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the Name.

International Standard Version
They left the Council, rejoicing to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.

NET Bible
So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they departed from before them, rejoicing that they were worthy to be disgraced for The Name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The apostles left the council room. They were happy to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for speaking about Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

King James 2000 Bible
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

American King James Version
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

American Standard Version
They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they indeed went from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted worthy to suffer reproach for the name of Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
They therefore went their way from [the] presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.

English Revised Version
They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the Name.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Weymouth New Testament
They, therefore, left the Sanhedrin and went their way, rejoicing that they had been deemed worthy to suffer disgrace on behalf of the NAME.

World English Bible
They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.

Young's Literal Translation
they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 41. - They therefore for and they, A.V.; dishonor for the Name, for shame for his Name, A.V. and T.R. (see 1 Peter 4:12-16; John 15:21).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they departed from the presence of the council,.... Having been threatened and beaten by them:

rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name; Beza's ancient copy, and others; the Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions read, "for the name of Jesus"; in which name they were forbid to speak, and for speaking in it they were beaten; the Alexandrian copy, and the Syriac version read, "for the name": that is, for God, for the glory of God, and in the cause of God; "the name", is often used in Jewish writings for God: the shame they suffered for him was by being scourged with forty stripes save one; which was reckoned an infamous and ignominious punishment, and which was inflicted on persons guilty of very scandalous crimes (y): but this gave the innocent minds of the apostles no uneasiness; they accounted it an honour conferred on them to be called to suffering for the sake of God and Christ, and in so good a cause; they did what Christ exhorted them to, Matthew 5:11 which shows they had much of the presence of God, and large measures of grace communicated to them, by which they were supported; and thus cheerfully bore all indignity and reproach, for the name of Christ, which was exceeding dear and precious to them.

(y) Misn. Maccot, c. 3. sect. 1-10.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

41. departed … rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name—"thought worthy by God to be dishonored by man" (Mt 5:12; 1Pe 4:14, 16) [Webster and Wilkinson]. This was their first taste of persecution, and it felt sweet for His sake whose disciples they were.

Acts 5:41 Additional Commentaries
Context
Gamaliel's Counsel
40They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them. 41So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name. 42And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Cross References
Isaiah 51:7
"Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults.

John 15:21
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

Acts 5:21
At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin--the full assembly of the elders of Israel--and sent to the jail for the apostles.

Acts 21:13
Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

1 Peter 4:16
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.

3 John 1:7
It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.
Treasury of Scripture

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shame.

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