Acts 5:26
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At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

King James Bible
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

World English Bible
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.

Young's Literal Translation
then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Brought them without violence - On receiving the information mentioned above, proper officers were sent to seize and bring them before the council. The officers, on reaching the temple, found the multitude gladly receiving the doctrine of the apostles, and so intent on hearing all the words of this life that they were afraid to show any hostility to the apostles, lest the people should stone them; we may therefore conclude that the officers entreated them to accompany them to the council; and that they felt it their duty to obey every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, and so cheerfully went with them, trusting in the Lord their God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Acts 5:13 And of the rest dared no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matthew 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

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

Luke 20:6,19 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet...

Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

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December 28. "The Holy Ghost, whom God Hath Given to them that Obey Him" (Acts v. 32).
"The Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him" (Acts v. 32). We can only know and prove the fulness of the Spirit as we step out into the larger purposes and plans of Christ for the world. Perhaps the chief reason why the Holy Spirit has been so limited in His work in the hearts of Christians, is the shameful neglect of the unsaved and unevangelized world by the great majority of the professed followers of Christ. There are millions of professing Christians--and, perhaps, real Christians--in
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Gamaliel's Counsel
'Refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39. But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.'--ACTS v. 38, 39. The little that is known of Gamaliel seems to indicate just such a man as would be likely to have given the advice in the text. His was a character which, on its good side and by its admirers, would be described as prudent, wise, cautious and calm, tolerant, opposed to fanaticism
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Whether Whatever God Does Outside the Natural Order is Miraculous?
Objection 1: It would seem that not everything which God does outside the natural order of things, is miraculous. For the creation of the world, and of souls, and the justification of the unrighteous, are done by God outside the natural order; as not being accomplished by the action of any natural cause. Yet these things are not called miracles. Therefore not everything that God does outside the natural order is a miracle. Objection 2: Further, a miracle is "something difficult, which seldom occurs,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Subjects are Bound to Obey their Superiors in all Things?
Objection 1: It seems that subjects are bound to obey their superiors in all things. For the Apostle says (Col. 3:20): "Children, obey your parents in all things," and farther on (Col. 3:22): "Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh." Therefore in like manner other subjects are bound to obey their superiors in all things. Objection 2: Further, superiors stand between God and their subjects, according to Dt. 5:5, "I was the mediator and stood between the Lord and you at that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

Luke 22:4
And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.

Acts 4:21
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.

Acts 5:13
No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

Acts 5:22
But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,

Acts 5:24
On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.

Acts 5:25
Then someone came and said, "Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people."

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