Acts 4:28
New International Version
They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.

New Living Translation
But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will.

English Standard Version
to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

Berean Study Bible
They carried out what Your hand and will had decided beforehand would happen.

Berean Literal Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose had determined beforehand to happen.

New American Standard Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

King James Bible
For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Christian Standard Bible
to do whatever your hand and your will had predestined to take place.

Contemporary English Version
They did what you in your power and wisdom had already decided would happen.

Good News Translation
They gathered to do everything that you by your power and will had already decided would happen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.

International Standard Version
to carry out everything that your hand and will had predetermined to take place.

NET Bible
to do as much as your power and your plan had decided beforehand would happen.

New Heart English Bible
to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“To do all whatsoever your hand and your will had ordained beforehand to happen.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through your will and power, they did everything that you had already decided should be done.

New American Standard 1977
to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to do that which thy hand and thy counsel had determined beforehand must be done.

King James 2000 Bible
To do whatsoever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

American King James Version
For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

American Standard Version
to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.

Darby Bible Translation
to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass.

English Revised Version
to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel foreordained to come to pass.

Webster's Bible Translation
To do whatever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Weymouth New Testament
to do all that Thy power and Thy will had predetermined should be done.

World English Bible
to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Young's Literal Translation
to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.
Study Bible
The Believers' Prayer
27In fact, in this very city Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed. 28They carried out what Your hand and purpose had decided beforehand would happen. 29And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness,…
Cross References
Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of Hosts has sworn: "As I have planned, so will it be; as I have purposed, so will it stand.

Isaiah 37:26
Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it; in days of old I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass, that you should crush fortified cities into piles of rubble.

Luke 22:22
Indeed, the Son of Man will go as it has been determined, but woe to that man who betrays Him."

Acts 2:23
He was delivered up by God's set plan and foreknowledge, and you, by the hands of the lawless, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross.

Treasury of Scripture

For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

to do.

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 3:18
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Acts 13:27-29
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him

and.

Job 12:13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 5:19
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!







Lexicon
They carried out
ποιῆσαι (poiēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

what
ὅσα (hosa)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

hand
χείρ (cheir)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

purpose
βουλὴ (boulē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

had decided beforehand
προώρισεν (proōrisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4309: To foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand. From pro and horizo; to limit in advance, i.e. predetermine.

would happen.
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
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.
(28) To do whatsoever thy hand. . . .--The great problem of the relation of the divine purpose to man's free agency is stated (as before in Acts 1:16; Acts 2:23), without any attempt at a philosophical solution. No such solution is indeed possible. If we admit a Divine Will at all, manifesting itself in the government of the world, in the education of man kind, in the salvation of individual souls, we must follow the example of the Apostle, and hold both the facts of which consciousness and experience bear their witness, without seeking for a logical formula of reconciliation. In every fact of history, no less than in the great fact of which St. Peter speaks, the will of each agent is free, and he stands or falls by the part he has taken in it; and yet the outcome of the whole works out some law of evolution, some "increasing purpose," which we recognise as we look back on the course of the events, the actors in which were impelled by their own base or noble aims, their self-interest or their self-devotion. As each man looks back on his own life he traces a sequence visiting him with a righteous retribution, and leading him, whether he obeyed the call, or resisted it, to a higher life, an education no less than a probation. "Man proposes, God disposes." "God works in us, therefore we must work." Aphorisms such as these are the nearest approximation we can make to a practical; though not a theoretical, solution of the great mystery.

Verse 28. - To do for for to do, A.V.; foreordained to come to pass for determined before to be done, A.V. To do (for the sentiment, comp. Acts 2:23; Acts 3:18). They were gathered together for the purpose of executing, their own will, as they thought, but really to fulfil the purpose of God (see also Isaiah 10:5-15; Isaiah 37:26, 27). See here the comfort to the Church of looking upon God as the δεσπότης of the whole earth. 4:23-31 Christ's followers do best in company, provided it is their own company. It encourages God's servants, both in doing work, and suffering work, that they serve the God who made all things, and therefore has the disposal of all events; and the Scriptures must be fulfilled. Jesus was anointed to be a Saviour, therefore it was determined he should be a sacrifice, to make atonement for sin. But sin is not the less evil for God's bringing good out of it. In threatening times, our care should not be so much that troubles may be prevented, as that we may go on with cheerfulness and courage in our work and duty. They do not pray, Lord let us go away from our work, now that it is become dangerous, but, Lord, give us thy grace to go on stedfastly in our work, and not to fear the face of man. Those who desire Divine aid and encouragement, may depend upon having them, and they ought to go forth, and go on, in the strength of the Lord God. God gave a sign of acceptance of their prayers. The place was shaken, that their faith might be established and unshaken. God gave them greater degrees of his Spirit; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, more than ever; by which they were not only encouraged, but enabled to speak the word of God with boldness. When they find the Lord God help them by his Spirit, they know they shall not be confounded, Isa 1.7.
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