Acts 4:7-12

7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,
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.’[a]
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 4:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
ESV
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?"
NLT
7 They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?”
MSG
7 They stood Peter and John in the middle of the room and grilled them: "Who put you in charge here? What business do you have doing this?"
CSB
7 After they had Peter and John stand before them, they asked the question: "By what power or in what name have you done this?"

Acts 4:7-12 In-Context

5 The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family.
7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!
9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,
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 7

  • 1. S Luke 1:15
  • 2. ver 5; Luke 23:13
  • 3. Acts 3:6
  • 4. S Mark 1:24
  • 5. S Acts 2:24
  • 6. Psalms 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Zechariah 10:4; Matthew 21:42; Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:7
  • 7. S Matthew 1:21; John 14:6; Acts 10:43; S Romans 11:14; 1 Timothy 2:5

Footnotes 1

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