Acts 4:12

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
ESV
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
NLT
12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
MSG
12 Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one."
CSB
12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved."

Acts 4:12 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation in any other
Meaning not corporeal healing, but spiritual and eternal salvation; the Syriac version renders it, neither is there (anqrwp) , "redemption in any other": Christ is the only Saviour and Redeemer, who was promised and prophesied of as such; who has saved and redeemed his people from the law, sin, and Satan; nor is salvation to be sought and hoped for from any other; not in a man's self, nor in any other creature, angels or men; not in and by his own works, and legal righteousness; not by obedience to the law of Moses, moral or ceremonial; nor by the light of nature, much less by an observance of the traditions of the elders: for there is none other name;
thing or person, be it ever so great, or whatever show of power and strength, of holiness and religion, it makes; as the name of kings, princes, and the great men in the world; or of ministers and preachers in the church; or even of Christians and believers, which may be only a name to live; none but the name of Jesus, his person, blood, and righteousness: under heaven:
throughout the whole earth, in all the nations and kingdoms of it; nor even in heaven itself, among all the mighty angels there, thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers; none but the Father and the Spirit, who are one with Christ: there is none but he given among men;
and he has been freely given by his Father, as an instance of his matchless love to the world; and also freely given by himself, to be a sacrifice for the sins of his people; and is freely preached among men, as the only Saviour of them; for there is no other, whereby we must be saved:
God resolved in his purposes and decrees, in his council and covenant, upon the salvation of his chosen people; and he appointed his Son to be the salvation of them, and determined he would save them by him, and by no other, and in no other way; wherefore, whoever are saved, must be saved by him, see ( Hosea 1:7 ) the Arabic version adds, "unless by him only".

Acts 4:12 In-Context

10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
11 Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 1:21; John 14:6; Acts 10:43; S Romans 11:14; 1 Timothy 2:5