Acts 4:5

5 On the next day, their 1rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

Acts 4:5 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 4:5

And it came to pass on the morrow
The disciples being kept in custody all night:

that their rulers, and elders, and Scribes;
that is, their ecclesiastical rulers; the chief priests, who, with the Scribes, and elders of the people, made up the great council at Jerusalem, consisting of seventy one persons, so they are called in ( Matthew 26:3 Matthew 26:57 ) ( 27:1 ) ( Mark 14:53 ) ( 15:1 ) .

Acts 4:5 In-Context

3 And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
4 But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
5 On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;
6 and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.
7 When they had placed them in the center, they began to inquire, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"

Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 23:13; Acts 4:8
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