Acts 4:29

29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

Acts 4:29 in Other Translations

KJV
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
ESV
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
NLT
29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.
MSG
29 "And now they're at it again! Take care of their threats and give your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message,
CSB
29 And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your message with complete boldness,

Acts 4:29 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:29

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings
Meaning not with his eye of omniscience, which he could not but do; but that he would so take notice of them, as in his providence to rebuke them for them, or restrain them, or make them fearless of them: and grant unto thy servants;
the apostles, and all the ministers of the word, who are the servants of the most high God, and who serve him in the Gospel of his Son, with great cheerfulness and faithfulness: that with all boldness they may speak thy word;
and not their own, or another's; the Gospel, which is God's speech, or a word, a message of grace and mercy from him to sinful creatures. The request of the whole church is, that the ministers of the word might not be intimidated by the menaces of the sanhedrim; but go on to declare it with all freedom of expression, with all boldness, courage, and intrepidity of mind, and all openness and faithfulness, and in the most public manner. And such a petition shows, that as it is gift of God to speak his word, or preach his Gospel, so it also is, to speak it freely, boldly, and faithfully, as it should be spoken.

Acts 4:29 In-Context

27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.
28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.
29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 13,31; Psalms 138:3; Acts 9:27; Acts 13:46; Acts 14:3; Acts 28:31; Ephesians 6:19; Philippians 1:14