Acts 5:29-32

29 But Peter and the apostles answered, 1"We must obey God rather than men.
30 2The God of our fathers 3raised Jesus, 4whom you killed by hanging him on 5a tree.
31 God exalted 6him at his right hand as 7Leader and 8Savior, 9to give 10repentance to Israel and 11forgiveness of sins.
32 And 12we are witnesses to these things, and 13so is the Holy Spirit, 14whom God has given to those who obey him."

Acts 5:29-32 In-Context

27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them,
28 saying, "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us."
29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.
34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.

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Cross References 14

  • 1. [Acts 4:19, 20]
  • 2. See Acts 3:13
  • 3. See Acts 2:24
  • 4. Acts 10:39; Galatians 3:13; See Luke 24:20
  • 5. Acts 13:29; 1 Peter 2:24
  • 6. See Acts 2:33
  • 7. See Acts 3:15
  • 8. See Luke 2:11
  • 9. Luke 24:47; See Luke 5:32
  • 10. Acts 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:25; [Romans 2:4]
  • 11. Luke 24:47; See Luke 5:32
  • 12. See Luke 24:48
  • 13. [Acts 15:28; John 15:26, 27; Hebrews 2:4; 1 John 5:7]
  • 14. See Acts 2:4
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