Acts 4:8
New International Version
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people!

New Living Translation
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people,

English Standard Version
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders,

Berean Study Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people!

Berean Literal Bible
Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,

New American Standard Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and elders of the people,

King James Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders:

Contemporary English Version
Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and told the nation's leaders and the elders:

Good News Translation
Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, answered them, "Leaders of the people and elders:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders:

International Standard Version
Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, told them, "Rulers and elders of the people!

NET Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, replied, "Rulers of the people and elders,

New Heart English Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people, and elders,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Shimeon Kaypha was filled by The Spirit of Holiness, and he said to them, “Rulers of the people and Elders of the house of Israel, listen.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter, because he was filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and leaders of the people,

New American Standard 1977
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, Ye princes of the people and elders of Israel,

King James 2000 Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

American King James Version
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

American Standard Version
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people, and ancients, hear:

Darby Bible Translation
Then Peter, filled with [the] Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders [of Israel],

English Revised Version
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Weymouth New Testament
Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he replied, "Rulers and Elders of the people,

World English Bible
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Young's Literal Translation
Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them: 'Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
Study Bible
Peter and John Before the Council
7They had Peter and John brought in and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?” 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people! 9If we are being examined today about a kind service to a man who was lame, to determine how he was healed,…
Cross References
Matthew 10:20
For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Luke 1:41
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 23:13
Then Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 4:5
The next day the rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem,

Acts 4:7
They had Peter and John brought in and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?"

Acts 13:9
Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked directly at Elymas

Treasury of Scripture

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

filled.

Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 7:55
But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,







Lexicon
Then
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

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.

filled
πλησθεὶς (plēstheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4130: To fill, fulfill, complete. A prolonged form of a primary pleo to 'fill' (imbue, influence, supply); specially, to fulfil.

with [the] Holy
Ἁγίου (Hagiou)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit,
Πνεύματος (Pneumatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

said
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

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.

“Rulers
Ἄρχοντες (Archontes)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 758: Present participle of archo; a first.

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

elders
πρεσβύτεροι (presbyteroi)
Adjective - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive 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!
λαοῦ (laou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.
(8) Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost.--The tense implies an immediate sudden inspiration, giving the wisdom and courage and words which were needed at the time. The promises of Matthew 10:19-20, Luke 21:14-15, were abundantly fulfilled. The coincidence of names in the juxtaposition of the representatives of the new and the older Israel is striking. On each side there was a John; on each a Cephas, or Caiaphas, the two names possibly coming from the same root, or, at any rate, closely alike in sound. A few weeks back Peter had quailed before the soldiers and servants in the high priest's palace. Now he stands before the Sanhedrin and speaks, in the language of respect, it is true, but also in that of unflinching boldness. We may, perhaps, trace a greater deference in the language of the Galilean fisherman, "Ye rulers of the people," than in the "Men and brethren" of St. Paul (Acts 23:1; Acts 23:6), who was more familiar with the members of the court, and stood in less awe of them.

Verse 8. - Elders for elders of Israel, A.V. and T.R. Filled with the Holy Ghost; in direct fulfillment of the promise (Mark 13:11; Luke 12:12; Luke 21:14, 15; comp. Acts 7:55). St. Peter addresses them with all respect (see Matthew 23:2). 4:5-14 Peter being filled with the Holy Ghost, would have all to understand, that the miracle had been wrought by the name, or power, of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, whom they had crucified; and this confirmed their testimony to his resurrection from the dead, which proved him to be the Messiah. These rulers must either be saved by that Jesus whom they had crucified, or they must perish for ever. The name of Jesus is given to men of every age and nation, as that whereby alone believers are saved from the wrath to come. But when covetousness, pride, or any corrupt passion, rules within, men shut their eyes, and close their hearts, in enmity against the light; considering all as ignorant and unlearned, who desire to know nothing in comparison with Christ crucified. And the followers of Christ should act so that all who converse with them, may take knowledge that they have been with Jesus. That makes them holy, heavenly, spiritual, and cheerful, and raises them above this world.
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