Acts 5:29
New International Version
Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than human beings!

New Living Translation
But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.

English Standard Version
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Berean Study Bible
But Peter and the other apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men.

Berean Literal Bible
But Peter and the apostles answering said, "It is necessary to obey God rather than men.

New American Standard Bible
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

New King James Version
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.

King James Bible
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Christian Standard Bible
Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.

Contemporary English Version
Peter and the apostles replied: We don't obey people. We obey God.

Good News Translation
Peter and the other apostles answered, "We must obey God, not men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than men.

International Standard Version
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men!

NET Bible
But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.

New Heart English Bible
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shimeon answered with the Apostles and said to them, “God ought to be obeyed more than men.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter and the other apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than people.

New American Standard 1977
But Peter and the apostles answered and said, “We must obey God rather than men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We must persuade God rather than men.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

American King James Version
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

American Standard Version
But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God, rather than men.

Darby Bible Translation
But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.

English Revised Version
But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Weymouth New Testament
Peter and the other Apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than man.

World English Bible
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter and the apostles answering, said, 'To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;
Study Bible
The Apostles Before the Council
28“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us responsible for this man’s blood.” 29But Peter and the other apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men. 30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging Him on a tree.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:17
The midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

Jeremiah 26:12
And Jeremiah said to all the officials and all the people, "The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard.

Daniel 6:13
Then they told the king, "Daniel, one of the exiles from Judah, shows no regard for you, O king, or for the decree that you have signed. He still makes his petition three times a day."

Acts 4:19
But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to listen to you rather than God.

Treasury of Scripture

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

We.

Acts 4:19
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

Genesis 3:17
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

1 Samuel 15:24
And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.







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

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.

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

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

other apostles
ἀπόστολοι (apostoloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

replied,
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“We must obey
Πειθαρχεῖν (Peitharchein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3980: From a compound of peitho and archo; to be persuaded by a ruler, i.e. to submit to authority; by analogy, to conform to advice.

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

rather
μᾶλλον (mallon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3123: More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

than
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

men.
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
(29) Then Peter and the other apostles.--The whole company of the Twelve, it must be remembered, were now the objects of attack, and they all accept Peter as their spokesman.

We ought to obey God rather than men.--The words are an assertion of the same general law of duty as that of Acts 4:19-20, but the command of the angel in Acts 5:20 had given them a new significance.

Verse 29. - But for then, A.V.; the apostles for the other apostles, A.V.; must for ought to, A.V. Peter is the spokesman, the sentiment is that of the united apostolate. Must obey God, etc. The rule is a golden one for all men, all circumstances, and all time (comp. Acts 4:19). Peter does not deny having received the prohibition, but pleads the superior force of the command of God, as set forth in the following verses. 5:26-33 Many will do an evil thing with daring, yet cannot bear to hear of it afterward, or to have it charged upon them. We cannot expect to be redeemed and healed by Christ, unless we give up ourselves to be ruled by him. Faith takes the Saviour in all his offices, who came, not to save us in our sins, but to save us from our sins. Had Christ been exalted to give dominion to Israel, the chief priests would have welcomed him. But repentance and remission of sins are blessings they neither valued nor saw their need of; therefore they, by no means, admitted his doctrine. Wherever repentance is wrought, remission is granted without fail. None are freed from the guilt and punishment of sin, but those who are freed from the power and dominion of sin; who are turned from it, and turned against it. Christ gives repentance, by his Spirit working with the word, to awaken the conscience, to work sorrow for sin, and an effectual change in the heart and life. The giving of the Holy Ghost, is plain evidence that it is the will of God that Christ should be obeyed. And He will surely destroy those who will not have Him to reign over them.
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