New Living Translation
They brought in the two disciples and demanded, "By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?"
King James Bible
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
Darby Bible Translation
and having placed them in the midst they inquired, In what power or in what name have ye done this?
World English Bible
When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"
Young's Literal Translation
and having set them in the midst, they were inquiring, 'In what power, or in what name did ye do this?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:7 By what name - By what authority, have ye done this? - They seem to speak ambiguously on purpose.
'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. 20. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22. For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. 23. And being let go they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Servant and the Slaves
Christ's People --Imitators of Him
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