Acts 5:41
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English Standard Version
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the 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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

They were counted worthy to suffer shame (κατηξιώθησαν ἀτιμασθῆναι)

This is an instance of what rhetoricians style an oxymoron, from ὀξύς, sharp, and μωρός, foolish; a pointedly foolish saying, which is witty or impressive through sheer contradiction or paradox, as laborious idleness, sublime indifference. In this case the apostles are described as dignified by indignity.

Acts 5:41 Parallel Commentaries

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rejoicing.

Acts 16:23-25 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely...

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said...

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you...

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience;

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods...

James 1:2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations;

1 Peter 4:13-16 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed...

shame.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Cross References
Isaiah 51:7
"Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings.

John 15:21
But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.

Acts 5:21
And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council, all the senate of the people of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

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

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

1 Peter 4:16
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

3 John 1:7
For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.

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