Acts 4:19-20

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 4:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
ESV
19 But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge,
NLT
19 But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him?
MSG
19 But Peter and John spoke right back, "Whether it's right in God's eyes to listen to you rather than to God, you decide.
CSB
19 But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it's right in the sight of God [for us] to listen to you rather than to God, you decide;

Acts 4:19-20 In-Context

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 3

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