Acts 11:4
New International Version
Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story:

New Living Translation
Then Peter told them exactly what had happened.

English Standard Version
But Peter began and explained it to them in order:

Berean Study Bible
But Peter began and explained to them the whole sequence of events:

Berean Literal Bible
Now Peter having begun, set forth to them in order, saying,

New American Standard Bible
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,

King James Bible
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Peter began to explain to them step by step:

Contemporary English Version
Then Peter told them exactly what had happened:

Good News Translation
So Peter gave them a complete account of what had happened from the very beginning:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying: "

International Standard Version
Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said,

NET Bible
But Peter began and explained it to them point by point, saying,

New Heart English Bible
But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon interjected, in order to say to them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said,

New American Standard 1977
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
But Peter reviewed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it in order unto them, saying,

American King James Version
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,

American Standard Version
But Peter began, and expounded the matter unto them in order, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter began and declared to them the matter in order, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
But Peter began and set forth [the matter] to them in order, saying,

English Revised Version
But Peter began, and expounded the matter unto them in order, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
Peter, however, explained the whole matter to them from the beginning.

World English Bible
But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having begun, did expound to them in order saying,
Study Bible
Peter's Report at Jerusalem
3and said, “You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained to them the whole sequence of events: 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision of something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came right down to me.…
Cross References
Mark 4:34
He did not say anything to them without a parable. But privately He explained all things to His own disciples.

Luke 1:3
Therefore, having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

Treasury of Scripture

But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,

Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

Joshua 22:21-31
Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel, …

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

began
Ἀρξάμενος (Arxamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

[and] explained
ἐξετίθετο (exetitheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1620: From ek and tithemi; to expose; figuratively, to declare.

to them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

the whole sequence of events:
καθεξῆς (kathexēs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2517: From kata and hexes; thereafter, i.e. Consecutively; as a noun a subsequent person or time.
(4) But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning.--Better, perhaps, the word "rehearse" having grown into a different shade of meaning, began and set forth the matter. The translators seem to have paraphrased the participle "having begun" somewhat more fully than its actual meaning admits. The almost verbal repetition of the same narrative as that of Acts 10 seems, at first sight, inconsistent with our common standard of skill in composition. The probable explanation of it is that St. Luke obtained the first narrative from the disciples whom he met at Caesarea, and the second from those of Jerusalem, and that the close agreement of the two seemed to him, as indeed it was, a confirmation of the truth of each.

Verse 4. - Began and expounded the matter unto them in order for rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, A.V. 11:1-18 The imperfect state of human nature strongly appears, when godly persons are displeased even to hear that the word of God has been received, because their own system has not been attended to. And we are too apt to despair of doing good to those who yet, when tried, prove very teachable. It is the bane and damage of the church, to shut out those from it, and from the benefit of the means of grace, who are not in every thing as we are. Peter stated the whole affair. We should at all times bear with the infirmities of our brethren; and instead of taking offence, or answering with warmth, we should explain our motives, and show the nature of our proceedings. That preaching is certainly right, with which the Holy Ghost is given. While men are very zealous for their own regulations, they should take care that they do not withstand God; and those who love the Lord will glorify him, when made sure that he has given repentance to life to any fellow-sinners. Repentance is God's gift; not only his free grace accepts it, but his mighty grace works it in us, grace takes away the heart of stone, and gives us a heart of flesh. The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.
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