Acts 4:18

18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

Acts 4:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
ESV
18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
NLT
18 So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.
MSG
18 They called them back and warned them that they were on no account ever again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.
CSB
18 So they called for them and ordered them not to preach or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

Acts 4:18 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:18

And they called them
From the apartment where they were; or ordered their servants to call them in to them: and commanded them not to speak at all;
either privately or publicly, in the ministry of the word, or in working of miracles, in the city, or in the country: nor teach in the name of Jesus;
any doctrine whatever; or "the name of Jesus", as the Arabic version reads; that is, the doctrine of Jesus, that which respects his person, his carnation, his offices, his sufferings, death, and resurrection from the dead.

Acts 4:18 In-Context

16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.
17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”
18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Amos 7:13; Acts 5:40