Acts 4:29
New International Version
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

New Living Translation
And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.

English Standard Version
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,

Berean Study Bible
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness,

Berean Literal Bible
And now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to Your servants to speak Your word with all boldness,

New American Standard Bible
"And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,

King James Bible
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Christian Standard Bible
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that your servants may speak your word with all boldness,

Contemporary English Version
Lord, listen to their threats! We are your servants. So make us brave enough to speak your message.

Good News Translation
And now, Lord, take notice of the threats they have made, and allow us, your servants, to speak your message with all boldness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your message with complete boldness,

International Standard Version
Lord, pay attention to their threats now, and allow your servants to speak your word boldly

NET Bible
And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage,

New Heart English Bible
Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Also now LORD JEHOVAH, behold and see their threats, and grant to your Servants that they would be preaching your word openly.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Lord, pay attention to their threats now, and allow us to speak your word boldly.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Thy bond-servants may speak Thy word with all confidence,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings and grant unto thy slaves that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

King James 2000 Bible
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word,

American King James Version
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word,

American Standard Version
And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, and grant unto thy servants, that with all confidence they may speak thy word,

Darby Bible Translation
And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and give to thy bondmen with all boldness to speak thy word,

English Revised Version
And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness,

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Weymouth New Testament
And now, Lord, listen to their threats, and enable Thy servants to proclaim Thy Message with fearless courage,

World English Bible
Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and grant to Thy servants with all freedom to speak Thy word,
Study Bible
The Believers' Prayer
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, 30as You stretch out Your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”…
Cross References
Acts 4:13
When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:31
After they had prayed, their meeting place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Acts 9:27
Then Barnabas brought him to the apostles and described how Saul had seen the Lord, who spoke to him on the road to Damascus, and how Saul had spoken boldly in that city in the name of Jesus.

Acts 9:28
So Saul stayed with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem and speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.

Acts 14:3
So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who affirmed the message of His grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Philippians 1:14
And most of the brothers, confident in the Lord by my chains, now dare more greatly to speak the word without fear.

Treasury of Scripture

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word,

behold.

Acts 4:17,18,21
But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name…

Isaiah 37:17-20
Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God…

Isaiah 63:15
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

that.

Acts 4:13,31
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus…

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.







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

now,
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

Lord,
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

consider
ἔπιδε (epide)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1896: To looked upon, regarded. And other moods and persons of the same tense; from epi and eido; to regard.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

threats,
ἀπειλὰς (apeilas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 547: A threatening, threat. From apeileo; a menace.

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

enable
δὸς (dos)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

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

servants
δούλοις (doulois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

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

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

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

complete
πάσης (pasēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

boldness,
παρρησίας (parrēsias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.
(29) And now, Lord, behold their threatenings.--The context shows that the prayer of the Church is addressed to the Father. The Apostles, who had shown "boldness of speech" (Acts 4:13), pray, as conscious of their natural weakness, for a yet further bestowal of that gift, as being now more than ever needed, both for themselves and the whole community.

Verse 29. - Look upon for behold, A.V.; to speak thy word with all boldness for that with all boldness they may speak thy word, A.V. Lord. This time Κύριε (Kyrie), the word in the LXX. for Jehovah, and the special designation of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:36, etc.), but here applied to God the Father. Look upon; a more forcible rendering than the A.V. Look upon, for the purpose of frustrating and punishing. The only other place in the New Testament where the word (ἑπείδειν) occurs is in Luke 1:25, where the Lord "looked upon" Elisabeth to confer a blessing upon her. In 2 Chronicles 24:22, "The Lord look upon it and require it," the LXX have the simple verb ἴδοι instead of ἐπίδοι. It is beautiful to notice how, in the heat of the unjust persecutions, the Church hands over her quarrel to her Lord, and is only careful that she be not stopped in her work by the threatenings of her enemies. To speak thy word with all boldness (for the word "boldness," see ver. 13, note). 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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