Acts 5:26
New International Version
At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

New Living Translation
The captain went with his Temple guards and arrested the apostles, but without violence, for they were afraid the people would stone them.

English Standard Version
Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.

Berean Study Bible
At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles—but not by force, for fear the people would stone them.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, was bringing them, not with force, for they were afraid of the people lest they might be stoned.

King James Bible
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

New King James Version
Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

New American Standard Bible
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).

NASB 1995
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).

NASB 1977
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, lest they should be stoned).

Amplified Bible
Then the captain went with the officers and brought them back, without hurting them (because they were afraid of the people, worried that they might be stoned).

Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander went with the servants and brought them in without force, because they were afraid the people might stone them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the commander went with the temple police and brought them in without force, because they were afraid the people might stone them.

American Standard Version
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Leaders went with the attendants to bring them, not with force, for they were afraid lest the people would stone them.

Contemporary English Version
The captain went with some of the temple police and brought the apostles back. But they did not use force. They were afraid that the people might start throwing stones at them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then went the officer with the ministers, and brought them without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

English Revised Version
Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

Good News Translation
So the officer went off with his men and brought the apostles back. They did not use force, however, because they were afraid that the people might stone them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the officer of the temple guards went with some of his men to bring back the apostles without using force. After all, the officer and his guards were afraid that the people would stone them to death for using force.

International Standard Version
So the commander of the Temple guards went with his men to bring them back without force, because they were afraid of being stoned to death by the people.

Literal Standard Version
then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;

NET Bible
Then the commander of the temple guard went with the officers and brought the apostles without the use of force (for they were afraid of being stoned by the people).

New Heart English Bible
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.

Weymouth New Testament
Upon this the Commander went with the officers, and brought the Apostles; but without using violence; for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.

World English Bible
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.

Young's Literal Translation
then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Apostles Before the Council
25Then someone came in and announced, “Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people!” 26At that point, the captain went with the officers and brought the apostles— but not by force, for fear the people would stone them. 27They brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, where the high priest interrogated them.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. And he went in and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

Luke 22:4
And Judas went to discuss with the chief priests and temple officers how he might betray Jesus to them.

Acts 4:21
After further threats they let them go. They could not find a way to punish them, because all the people were glorifying God for what had happened.

Acts 5:13
Although the people regarded them highly, no one else dared to join them.

Acts 5:22
But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they returned with the report:

Acts 5:24
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.

Acts 5:25
Then someone came in and announced, "Look, the men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people!"


Treasury of Scripture

Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

they.

Acts 5:13
And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Matthew 14:5
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matthew 21:26
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.









(26) Without violence . . .--The scene recalls that of John 7:45. Here, however, the Apostles set the example of unresisting acquiescence, even though the tide of feeling in their favour was so strong that they might have easily raised a tumult in their favour. The signs that had been recently wrought, perhaps also the lavish distribution of alms, the ideal communism of the disciples, were all likely, till counteracted by stronger influences, to secure popular favour.

Verse 26. - But without for without, A.V.; lest they should be, omitting ἵνα, for lest they should have been, with ἵνα, A.V. and T.R. Lest they should be, etc. The best way of construing the words, whether ἵνα is re-rained or not, is to make the clause "lest they should be stoned" depend upon "not with violence;" putting "for they feared the people" into a parenthesis; thus explaining why they thought it dangerous to use violence.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
At that point,
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

captain
στρατηγὸς (stratēgos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4755: From the base of stratia and ago or hegeomai; a general, i.e. a governor, the chief of the temple-wardens.

went
ἀπελθὼν (apelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

officers
ὑπηρέταις (hypēretais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5257: From hupo and a derivative of eresso; an under-oarsman, i.e. subordinate.

[and] brought
ἦγεν (ēgen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 71: A primary verb; properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, go, pass, or induce.

[the apostles]—
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

[but] not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

by
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

force,
βίας (bias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 970: Force, violence, strength. Probably akin to bia; force.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

fear
ἐφοβοῦντο (ephobounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαόν (laon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

would stone [them].
λιθασθῶσιν (lithasthōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3034: To stone, pelt with stones. From lithos; to lapidate.


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