Acts 4:21
New International Version
After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.

New Living Translation
The council then threatened them further, but they finally let them go because they didn't know how to punish them without starting a riot. For everyone was praising God

English Standard Version
And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened.

Berean Study Bible
So the Council members threatened them further and let them go. They could not find a way to punish them, because all the people were glorifying God for what had happened.

Berean Literal Bible
And having further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way they might punish them, on account of the people, because all were glorifying God for that having happened.

New American Standard Bible
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
After threatening them further, they released them. They found no way to punish them because the people were all giving glory to God over what had been done.

Good News Translation
So the Council warned them even more strongly and then set them free. They saw that it was impossible to punish them, because the people were all praising God for what had happened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After threatening them further, they released them. They found no way to punish them, because the people were all giving glory to God over what had been done;

International Standard Version
So they threatened Peter and John even more and then let them go. They couldn't find any way to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened,

NET Bible
After threatening them further, they released them, for they could not find how to punish them on account of the people, because they were all praising God for what had happened.

New Heart English Bible
When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they threatened them and released them, for they had not found a cause to pursue their lives, because of the people, because everyone was praising God for what had happened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The authorities threatened them even more and then let them go. Since all the people were praising God for what had happened, the authorities couldn't find any way to punish Peter and John.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which they might punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way how they might punish them because of the people, for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

King James 2000 Bible
So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing for which they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they threatening, sent them away, not finding how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified what had been done, in that which had come to pass.

Darby Bible Translation
But they, having further threatened them, let them go, finding no way how they might punish them, on account of the people, because all glorified God for what had taken place;

English Revised Version
And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
The Court added further threats and then let them go, being quite unable to find any way of punishing them on account of the people, because all gave God the glory for the thing that had happened.

World English Bible
When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done.

Young's Literal Translation
And they having further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they may punish them, because of the people, because all were glorifying God for that which hath been done,
Study Bible
The Name Forbidden
20For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21So the Council members threatened them further and let them go. They could not find a way to punish them, because all the people were glorifying God for what had happened. 22For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:8
When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Acts 3:9
When all the people saw him walking and praising God,

Acts 4:22
For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

Acts 5:13
Although the people regarded them highly, no one else dared to join them.

Acts 5:26
At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles--but not by force, for fear the people would stone them.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

when.

Acts 4:17
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

Acts 5:40
And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

how.

Acts 5:26
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Matthew 21:46
But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

Matthew 26:5
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

for all.

Acts 3:6-9
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk…

Matthew 9:33
And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

Matthew 15:31
Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.







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

[the Council members] threatened them further
προσαπειλησάμενοι (prosapeilēsamenoi)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4324: To utter additional threats. From pros and apeileo; to menace additionally.

[and] let them go.
ἀπέλυσαν (apelysan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 630: From apo and luo; to free fully, i.e. relieve, release, dismiss, or let die, pardon or divorce.

They could not find a way
εὑρίσκοντες (heuriskontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

to punish
κολάσωνται (kolasōntai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2849: To chastise, curtail, punish; mid: I cause to be punished. From kolos; properly, to curtail, i.e. to chastise.

them,
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

because
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

{all} the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

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

were glorifying
ἐδόξαζον (edoxazon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

what
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter 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.

had happened.
γεγονότι (gegonoti)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
(21) All men glorified God . . .--The tense implies continued action. It is specially characteristic of St. Luke thus to note the impression made upon the people by signs and wonders (Luke 2:20; Luke 4:15; and in seven other passages).

Verse 21. - And they when they, etc., let them go for so when they, etc., they let them go, A.V. 4:15-22 All the care of the rulers is, that the doctrine of Christ spread not among the people, yet they cannot say it is false or dangerous, or of any ill tendency; and they are ashamed to own the true reason; that it testifies against their hypocrisy, wickedness, and tyranny. Those who know how to put a just value upon Christ's promises, know how to put just contempt upon the world's threatenings. The apostles look with concern on perishing souls, and know they cannot escape eternal ruin but by Jesus Christ, therefore they are faithful in warning, and showing the right way. None will enjoy peace of mind, nor act uprightly, till they have learned to guide their conduct by the fixed standard of truth, and not by the shifting opinions and fancies of men. Especially beware of a vain attempt to serve two masters, God and the world; the end will be, you can serve neither fully.
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