Acts 4:18-20

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.”

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 4:18-20 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.”
21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Amos 7:13; Acts 5:40
  • 2. Acts 5:29
  • 3. Job 32:18; Jeremiah 20:9; Amos 3:8
  • 4. S Luke 24:48
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