Acts 1:7
New International Version
He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

New Living Translation
He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to them, "It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father put in place by His own authority.

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;

King James Bible
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said to them, "You don't need to know the time of those events that only the Father controls.

Good News Translation
Jesus said to them, "The times and occasions are set by my Father's own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority.

International Standard Version
He answered them, "It isn't for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.

NET Bible
He told them, "You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “It is not yours to know the times or seasons which The Father has placed in his authority.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told them, "You don't need to know about times or periods that the Father has determined by his own authority.

New American Standard 1977
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put under his authority only.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

American King James Version
And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within His own authority.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father has placed in his own authority;

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Weymouth New Testament
"It is not for you," He replied, "to know times or epochs which the Father has reserved within His own authority;

World English Bible
He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto them, 'It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father did appoint in His own authority;
Study Bible
The Ascension
6So when they came together, they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7Jesus replied, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.

Job 24:1
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why may those who know Him never see His days?

Matthew 24:36
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Mark 13:32
But as for that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

1 Thessalonians 5:1
Now about the times and seasons, brothers, we do not need to write to you.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.

It.

Acts 17:26
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Deuteronomy 29:29
The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Daniel 2:21
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

which.

Matthew 20:23
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Mark 10:40
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.







Lexicon
[Jesus] replied,
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“It is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
Οὐχ (Ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

for you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to know
γνῶναι (gnōnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

times
χρόνους (chronous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5550: A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

seasons
καιροὺς (kairous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

that
οὓς (hous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Father
Πατὴρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

has fixed
ἔθετο (etheto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

His own
ἰδίᾳ (idia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

authority.
ἐξουσίᾳ (exousia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.
(7) It is not for you to know the times or the seasons.--The combination of the two words is characteristic of St. Luke and St. Paul (1Thessalonians 5:1). The answer to the eager question touches the season rather than the nature of the fulfilment of their hopes. They are left to the teaching of the Spirit and of Time to remould and purify their expectations of the restoration of Israel. What was needed now was the patience that waits for and accepts that teaching.

Which the Father hath put in his own power.--Better, as free from the ambiguity which attaches to the present version, which the Father appointed by His own authority.

Verse 7. - Times or seasons for the times or the seasons, A.V.; set within his own authority for put in his own power, A.V. It is not for you to know, etc. The time of the end is always spoken of as hidden (so Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32; 1 Thessalonians 5:1, 2; 2 Peter 3:10, etc.). Times or season. Times with reference to duration, seasons with reference to fitness or opportunity. Which the Father. The distinctive use of the word "Father" here agrees with our Lord's saying in Mark 13:32, "Neither the Son, but the Father." Hath set within his own authority (ἐξουσίᾳ). Hath reserved under his own authority ('Speaker's Commentary'); "Has established by means of his own plenitude of power" (Meyer); "Hath put or kept in his own power (A.V., and so Afford). This last seems the best. 1:6-11 They were earnest in asking about that which their Master never had directed or encouraged them to seek. Our Lord knew that his ascension and the teaching of the Holy Spirit would soon end these expectations, and therefore only gave them a rebuke; but it is a caution to his church in all ages, to take heed of a desire of forbidden knowledge. He had given his disciples instructions for the discharge of their duty, both before his death and since his resurrection, and this knowledge is enough for a Christian. It is enough that He has engaged to give believers strength equal to their trials and services; that under the influence of the Holy Spirit they may, in one way or other, be witnesses for Christ on earth, while in heaven he manages their concerns with perfect wisdom, truth, and love. When we stand gazing and trifling, the thoughts of our Master's second coming should quicken and awaken us: when we stand gazing and trembling, they should comfort and encourage us. May our expectation of it be stedfast and joyful, giving diligence to be found of him blameless.
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