Daniel P. Barron

Acts 4

Monday, May 2, 2022 

1 While they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 being disturbed because of them teaching the people and proclaiming in Joshua the resurrection of the dead. i 3 And they laid the hands on them and put into custody into the morrow, for it was already evening. 4 And many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men was about five thousand.

5 And it was upon the morrow, their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, 6 and Annas the chief priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and as many as were out of priestly descent. 7 And putting them in the midst, they asked, “In what power or in what name did you do this?”

8 Then Peter being filled with the holy spirit said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of the Israel, 9 if we today are judged for a good deed for a sick man, in how this one has been saved, ii 10 let it be known to you all and to all the people of Israel that in the name of Joshua Christ the Nazarene, iii whom you crucified, whom God raised from dead, in this, this stands before you whole. 11 This is the stone who was despised by you the builders, who became into the head corner. 12 And the salvation is not in any other, for neither is another name that has been given in men in which it is necessary to save us.”

13 And seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and perceiving that they are uneducated iv and uninformed, v they were marveling, and they were knowing them that they were with Joshua. 14 And seeing the man standing with them, the one who was healed, they were having nothing to say. 15 And ordering them to depart outside of the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? For indeed that a known sign has been done through them, manifest to all those dwelling in Jerusalem, and we are not able to deny it. 17 But, so that it does not upon much spread unto the people, let us threaten a threat to them to speak no longer upon this name to no one of men.” 18 And calling them, they commanded them entirely not to utter nor teach upon the name of Joshua.

19 And Peter and John answering to them said, “If it is right before God to hear you rather than God, you judge. 20 For we are not able, what we saw and what we heard, not to speak.” 21 And further threatening, they released them, not finding the how to punish them, because of the people, for all were glorifying God for what had happened. 22 For the man was more than forty years upon whom it had been done, this sign of the cure.

23 And being released, they went to their own and reported to them everything the chief priests and elders said. 24 And those hearing lifted up a voice vi in one accord to God and said, “Lord, vii you are the God, the one who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things in them, 25 who by the mouth of David your servant said, 'Why did the nations rage and the peoples think viii vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood, and the rulers were gathered together against the same, ix against the Lord and against his Christ.'”

27 “For on truth, they gathered together against your holy servant Joshua, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate with Gentiles and people of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined to be. 29 And these things now, Lord, look upon their threats, and give your servants with all boldness to speak your word, 30 in which to stretch out your hand for you to heal, and signs and wonders to be done through the name of your holy servant Joshua.” 31 And after their beseeching, the place in which they were gathered together shook, and they were all filled with the holy spirit and were speaking the word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitudes of those who believed, the heart and the soul were one, and no one who had things were declaring them to be their own, but it was to them all things common. 33 And in great power the apostles were giving the testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Joshua, and great grace was upon all of them. 34 For there was no one needy among them. For whoever were owners of fields and houses were selling and bringing the prices of the things sold 35 and laying them at the feet of the apostles. And it was being distributed x to each according to who was having need.

36 And Joses, xi who is called Barnabas xii (which is translated, “son of comfort”), xiii a Levite, Cyprus in the descent, 37 having to him a field, selling, brought the money xiv and placed them at the feet of the apostles.

Acts 3 - Acts 5

Translated by Darwin Fish. See original pdf. xv

  1. νεκρῶν (nekrôn) - “dead” - plural ^
  2. σέσωσται (sesôstai) - “has been saved” - perfect passive indicative ^
  3. Ναζωραίου (nazôraiou) - “Nazarene” (NAS); KJV, NKJV “of Nazareth” - see footnote for Matthew 2:23. ^
  4. ἀγράμματοί (agrammatoi) - “uneducated” - only found here. This is bascially γράμματος (grammatos) negated (via an alpha at the beginning of the word). See footnote for Luke 16:6 for γράμμα (gramma) “writing.” ^
  5. ἰδιῶται (idiôtai) - “uninformed” - found also only in 1 Corinthians 14:16 (“uninformed”), 23-24 (“uninformed”); 2 Corinthians 11:6 (“unskilled”). ^
  6. φωνὴν (phônên) - “a voice” - singular ^
  7. δέσποτα (despota) - “Lord” - see footnote for Luke 2:29. ^
  8. ἐμελέτησαν (emeletêsan) - “think” - see footnote for Mark 13:11. ^
  9. ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ (epi to auto) - “against the same” - not translated by the KJV; NKJV; NAS; etc.. ^
  10. διεδίδοτο (diedidoto) - “it was being distributed” - imperfect passive indicative 3rd person singular ^
  11. Ἰωσῆς (Iôsês) - “Joses” - Received & Majority Texts; Critical Text Ἰωσὴφ (Iôsêph) “Joseph” (e.g. NAS) ^
  12. Βαρνάβας (barnabas) - “Barnabas” ^
  13. παρακλήσεως (paraklêseôs) - “comfort” - see footnote for Luke 2:25. ^
  14. χρῆμα (chrêma) - “money” - see footnote for Mark 10:23. ^
  15. Mirrored here^

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