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Acts 5:38-41 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

38 So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or [a]action is of men, it will be overthrown; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”

40 They [b]took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to [c]speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them. 41 So they went on their way from the presence of the [d]Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 5:38 Or work
  2. Acts 5:40 Lit were persuaded by him
  3. Acts 5:40 Lit be speaking
  4. Acts 5:41 Or Sanhedrin
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Acts 5:38-41 Amplified Bible (AMP)

38 So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men [merely human in origin], it will fail and be destroyed; 39 but if it is of God [and it appears that it is], you will not be able to stop them; or else you may even be found fighting against God!”

40 The Council (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court) took his advice; and after summoning the apostles, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and released them. 41 So they left the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy [dignified by indignity] to suffer shame for [the sake of] His name.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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