Acts 4:9
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New International Version
If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,

King James Bible
If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

Darby Bible Translation
if *we* this day are called upon to answer as to the good deed [done] to the infirm man, how *he* has been healed,

World English Bible
if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,

Young's Literal Translation
if we to-day are examined concerning the good deed to the ailing man, by whom he hath been saved,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The good deed done - Επι ευεργεσιᾳ, The benefit he has received in being restored to perfect soundness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the good.

Acts 3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are you angry at me...

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

1 Peter 3:15-17 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts...

1 Peter 4:14 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

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Courage
Chester Cathedral, 1871. Acts iv. 13, 18-20. "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. . . . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Impossible Silence
'We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.' --ACTS iv. 20. The context tells us that the Jewish Council were surprised, as they well might be, at the boldness of Peter and John, and traced it to their having been with Jesus. But do you remember that they were by no means bold when they were with Jesus, and that the bravery came after what, in ordinary circumstances, would have destroyed any of it in a man? A leader's execution is not a usual recipe for heartening his followers,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer
A MANIFESTATION OF GOD IN ANSWER TO PRAYER ". . . When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness." -- Acts 4:31. This remarkable manifestation of God reveals the effectiveness of prevailing prayer. It vividly discloses the fact that prayer can accomplish much. It is apparent that neither the apostles, nor the assembled company of devout believers were astonished at the marvelous
T. M. Anderson—Prayer Availeth Much

Against the Modern Free-Thinkers.
Sir, THERE arrived in this neighbourhood, two days ago, one of your gay gentlemen of the town, who being attended at his entry with a servant of his own, besides a countryman he had taken up for a guide, excited the curiosity of the village to learn whence and what he might be. The countryman (to whom they applied as most easy of access) knew little more than that the gentleman came from London to travel and see fashions, and was, as he heard say, a Free-thinker; what religion that might be he could
Joseph Addison—The Evidences of the Christian Religion, with Additional Discourses

Cross References
Acts 3:7
Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong.

Acts 25:26
But I have nothing definite to write to His Majesty about him. Therefore I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that as a result of this investigation I may have something to write.

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