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Acts 5:28-30New King James Version (NKJV)

28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”

29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Acts 5:28-30Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you intend to bring this [a]Man’s blood on us [by accusing us as His murderers].” 29 Then Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than men [we have no other choice]. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a [b]cross [and you are responsible].

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 5:28 The reason the Council members refused to refer to Jesus by name is unclear, but may indicate contempt, guilt, or perhaps fear.
  2. Acts 5:30 Lit wood.
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Acts 5:28-30Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

28 saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

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Acts 5:28-301599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

28 [a]Saying, Did we not straightly command you, that ye should not teach in this name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and ye would [b]bring this man’s blood upon us.

29 [c]Then Peter and the Apostles answered, and said, We ought rather to obey God than men.

30 [d]The God of our fathers hath raised up Jesus whom ye slew, and hanged on a tree.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 5:28 It is the property of tyrants to set out their own commandments as right and reason, be they never so wicked.
  2. Acts 5:28 Make us guilty of murdering, that man whom yet they will not vouchsafe to name.
  3. Acts 5:29 We ought to obey no man, but so far forth as obeying him, we may obey God.
  4. Acts 5:30 Christ is appointed and indeed declareth Prince and preserver of his Church in despite of his enemies.
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Acts 5:28-30Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

28 saying, `Did not we strictly command you not to teach in this name? and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and ye intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.'

29 And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;

30 and the God of our fathers did raise up Jesus, whom ye slew, having hanged upon a tree;

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