Acts 4:17
New International Version
But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name."

New Living Translation
But to keep them from spreading their propaganda any further, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in Jesus’ name again.”

English Standard Version
But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.”

Berean Study Bible
But to keep this message from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in this name.”

Berean Literal Bible
But that it might not spread further on among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name."

King James Bible
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

New King James Version
But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”

New American Standard Bible
But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let’s warn them not to speak any longer to any person in this name.”

NASB 1995
"But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name."

NASB 1977
“But in order that it may not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any man in this name.”

Amplified Bible
But to keep it from spreading further among the people and the nation, let us [sternly] warn them not to speak again to anyone in this name.”

Christian Standard Bible
But so that this does not spread any further among the people, let’s threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, so this does not spread any further among the people, let's threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again."

American Standard Version
But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But lest this report proceed more among the people, let us threaten that they do not speak again in this name to anyone of the people.”

Contemporary English Version
But to keep this thing from spreading, we will warn them never again to speak to anyone about the name of Jesus."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that it may be no farther spread among the people, let us threaten them that they speak no more in this name to any man.

English Revised Version
But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

Good News Translation
But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn these men never again to speak to anyone in the name of Jesus."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So let's threaten them. Let's tell them that they must never speak to anyone about the one named Jesus. Then the news about the miracle that they have performed will not spread any further among the people."

International Standard Version
But to keep it from spreading any further among the people, let us warn them never again to speak to anyone in this name."

Literal Standard Version
but that it may spread no further toward the people, let us strictly threaten them to no longer speak in this Name to any man.”

NET Bible
But to keep this matter from spreading any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name."

New Heart English Bible
But so this does not spread any further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they do not speak to anyone in this name."

Weymouth New Testament
But to prevent the matter spreading any further among the people, let us stop them by threats from speaking in the future in this name to any one whatever."

World English Bible
But so that this spreads no further among the people, let's threaten them, that from now on they don't speak to anyone in this name."

Young's Literal Translation
but that it may spread no further toward the people, let us strictly threaten them no more to speak in this name to any man.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Name Forbidden
16“What shall we do with these men?” they asked. “It is clear to everyone living in Jerusalem that a remarkable miracle has occurred through them, and we cannot deny it. 17But to keep this message from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in this name.” 18Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.…

Cross References
Matthew 9:30
And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one finds out about this!"

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this because of My name, since they do not know the One who sent Me.

Ephesians 6:9
And masters, do the same for your slaves. Give up your use of threats, because you know that He who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with Him.

1 Peter 2:23
When they heaped abuse on Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats, but entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.


Treasury of Scripture

But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly threaten them, that they speak from now on to no man in this name.

that it.

Acts 5:39
But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Psalm 2:1-4
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Daniel 2:34,35
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces…

let.

Acts 4:21,29,30
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done…

Acts 5:24,28,40
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow…

2 Chronicles 25:15,16
Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand? …









(17) Let us straitly threaten them.--The Greek gives literally, let us threaten them with threats. The phrase gives the Hebrew idiom for expressing intensity by reduplication, as in "blessing I will bless thee" (Genesis 22:17), "dying thou shalt die" (Genesis 2:17, marg.), and, as far as it goes, indicates that St. Luke translated from a report of the speech which Caiaphas had delivered in Aramaic. It is a perfectly possible alternative that the High Priest, speaking in Greek, reproduced, as the LXX, often does, the old Hebrew formula.

Verse 17. - Threaten for straitly threaten, A.V. and T.R. The subject of that it spread seems to be "a notable miracle." They could not deny that it had taken place, but they could prevent the knowledge of it spreading, by forbidding the apostles to speak of the Name of Jesus in which it had been wrought.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

keep [this message] from spreading
διανεμηθῇ (dianemēthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1268: From dia and the base of nomos; to distribute, i.e. to disseminate.

any further
πλεῖον (pleion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

among
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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

people,
λαόν (laon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

we must warn
ἀπειλησώμεθα (apeilēsōmetha)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 546: To threaten, forbid by threatening. Of uncertain derivation; to menace; by implication, to forbid.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

to speak
λαλεῖν (lalein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

no more
μηκέτι (mēketi)
Adverb
Strong's 3371: No longer, no more. From me and eti; no further.

to anyone
μηδενὶ (mēdeni)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

this
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

name.”
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.


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