and Peter and John answering unto them said, 'Whether it is righteous before God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye;
Acts 4:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whether it be right in the sight of God - As if they had said: Worldly prudence and a consideration of our secular interests would undoubtedly induce us to obey you; but acting as before God, and following the dictates of eternal truth and justice, we dare not be silent. Can it be right to obey men contrary to the command and will of God? When he commands us to speak, dare we hold our tongue? We have received our authority from God through Christ, and feel fully persuaded of the truth by the Holy Spirit which now dwells in us; and we should be guilty of treason against God, were we on any consideration to suppress his testimony. Your own consciences testify that we should be sinners against our heavenly King, were we to act according to your orders; and the conclusion is, that we cannot but speak what we have seen and heard.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
1 Kings 12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even to Dan.
1 Kings 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
1 Kings 21:11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them...
1 Kings 22:14 And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, what the LORD said to me, that will I speak.
2 Kings 16:15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, On the great altar burn the morning burnt offering, and the evening meat offering...
2 Chronicles 26:16-20 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...
Daniel 3:18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem...
Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear you the word of the LORD: You say, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not your word against the house of Isaac.
Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...
Matthew 22:21 They say to him, Caesar's. Then said he to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's...
Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child...
Revelation 13:3-10 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast...
Revelation 14:9-12 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image...
Psalm 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.
James 2:4 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
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