Acts 4:28
New International Version
They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.

New Living Translation
But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will.

English Standard Version
to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.

Berean Study Bible
They carried out what Your hand and will had decided beforehand would happen.

Berean Literal Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose had determined beforehand to happen.

King James Bible
For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

New King James Version
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

New American Standard Bible
to do whatever Your hand and purpose predestined to occur.

NASB 1995
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

NASB 1977
to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur.

Amplified Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined [before the creation of the world] to occur [and so without knowing it, they served Your own purpose].

Christian Standard Bible
to do whatever your hand and your will had predestined to take place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.

American Standard Version
to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“To do all whatsoever your hand and your will had ordained beforehand to happen.”

Contemporary English Version
They did what you in your power and wisdom had already decided would happen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.

English Revised Version
to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel foreordained to come to pass.

Good News Translation
They gathered to do everything that you by your power and will had already decided would happen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through your will and power, they did everything that you had already decided should be done.

International Standard Version
to carry out everything that your hand and will had predetermined to take place.

Literal Standard Version
to do whatever Your hand and Your counsel determined before to come to pass.

NET Bible
to do as much as your power and your plan had decided beforehand would happen.

New Heart English Bible
to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Weymouth New Testament
to do all that Thy power and Thy will had predetermined should be done.

World English Bible
to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen.

Young's Literal Translation
to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Believers' Prayer
27In fact, this is the very city where Herod and Pontius Pilate conspired with the Gentiles and the people of Israel against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed. 28They carried out what Your hand and will had decided beforehand would happen. 29And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness,…

Cross References
Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of Hosts has sworn: "Surely, as I have planned, so will it be; as I have purposed, so will it stand.

Isaiah 37:26
Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it; in days of old I planned it. Now I have brought it to pass, that you should crush fortified cities into piles of rubble.

Luke 22:22
Indeed, the Son of Man will go as it has been determined, but woe to that man who betrays Him."

Acts 2:23
He was delivered up by God's set plan and foreknowledge, and you, by the hands of the lawless, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross.


Treasury of Scripture

For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

to do.

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 3:18
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Acts 13:27-29
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him

and.

Job 12:13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Isaiah 5:19
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!









(28) To do whatsoever thy hand. . . .--The great problem of the relation of the divine purpose to man's free agency is stated (as before in Acts 1:16; Acts 2:23), without any attempt at a philosophical solution. No such solution is indeed possible. If we admit a Divine Will at all, manifesting itself in the government of the world, in the education of man kind, in the salvation of individual souls, we must follow the example of the Apostle, and hold both the facts of which consciousness and experience bear their witness, without seeking for a logical formula of reconciliation. In every fact of history, no less than in the great fact of which St. Peter speaks, the will of each agent is free, and he stands or falls by the part he has taken in it; and yet the outcome of the whole works out some law of evolution, some "increasing purpose," which we recognise as we look back on the course of the events, the actors in which were impelled by their own base or noble aims, their self-interest or their self-devotion. As each man looks back on his own life he traces a sequence visiting him with a righteous retribution, and leading him, whether he obeyed the call, or resisted it, to a higher life, an education no less than a probation. "Man proposes, God disposes." "God works in us, therefore we must work." Aphorisms such as these are the nearest approximation we can make to a practical; though not a theoretical, solution of the great mystery.

Verse 28. - To do for for to do, A.V.; foreordained to come to pass for determined before to be done, A.V. To do (for the sentiment, comp. Acts 2:23; Acts 3:18). They were gathered together for the purpose of executing, their own will, as they thought, but really to fulfil the purpose of God (see also Isaiah 10:5-15; Isaiah 37:26, 27). See here the comfort to the Church of looking upon God as the δεσπότης of the whole earth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
They carried out
ποιῆσαι (poiēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

what
ὅσα (hosa)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

hand
χείρ (cheir)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5495: A hand.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

purpose
βουλὴ (boulē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

had decided beforehand
προώρισεν (proōrisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4309: To foreordain, predetermine, mark out beforehand. From pro and horizo; to limit in advance, i.e. predetermine.

would happen.
γενέσθαι (genesthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.


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