Acts 11:4
New International Version
Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story:

New Living Translation
Then Peter told them exactly what had happened.

English Standard Version
But Peter began and explained it to them in order:

Berean Study Bible
But Peter began and explained to them the whole sequence of events:

Berean Literal Bible
Now Peter having begun, set forth to them in order, saying,

King James Bible
But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

New King James Version
But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying:

New American Standard Bible
But Peter began and explained at length to them in an orderly sequence, saying,

NASB 1995
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,

NASB 1977
But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying,

Amplified Bible
But Peter began [at the beginning] and explained [the events] to them step by step, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Peter began to explain to them step by step,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Peter began to explain to them in an orderly sequence, saying: “

American Standard Version
But Peter began, and expounded the matter unto them in order, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon interjected, in order to say to them:

Contemporary English Version
Then Peter told them exactly what had happened:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter began and declared to them the matter in order, saying:

English Revised Version
But Peter began, and expounded the matter unto them in order, saying,

Good News Translation
So Peter gave them a complete account of what had happened from the very beginning:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said,

International Standard Version
Then Peter began to explain to them point by point what had happened. He said,

Literal Standard Version
And Peter having begun, set [it] forth to them in order, saying,

NET Bible
But Peter began and explained it to them point by point, saying,

New Heart English Bible
But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
Peter, however, explained the whole matter to them from the beginning.

World English Bible
But Peter began, and explained to them in order, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having begun, did expound to them in order saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Peter's Report at Jerusalem
3and said, “You visited uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4But Peter began and explained to them the whole sequence of events: 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision of something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came right down to me.…

Cross References
Mark 4:34
He did not tell them anything without using a parable. But privately He explained everything to His own disciples.

Luke 1:3
Therefore, having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,


Treasury of Scripture

But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,

Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

Joshua 22:21-31
Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel, …

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.









(4) But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning.--Better, perhaps, the word "rehearse" having grown into a different shade of meaning, began and set forth the matter. The translators seem to have paraphrased the participle "having begun" somewhat more fully than its actual meaning admits. The almost verbal repetition of the same narrative as that of Acts 10 seems, at first sight, inconsistent with our common standard of skill in composition. The probable explanation of it is that St. Luke obtained the first narrative from the disciples whom he met at Caesarea, and the second from those of Jerusalem, and that the close agreement of the two seemed to him, as indeed it was, a confirmation of the truth of each.

Verse 4. - Began and expounded the matter unto them in order for rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, A.V.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

began
Ἀρξάμενος (Arxamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

[and] explained
ἐξετίθετο (exetitheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1620: From ek and tithemi; to expose; figuratively, to declare.

to them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

the whole sequence of events:
καθεξῆς (kathexēs)
Adverb
Strong's 2517: From kata and hexes; thereafter, i.e. Consecutively; as a noun a subsequent person or time.


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