Acts 5:39
Good News Translation
but if it comes from God, you cannot possibly defeat them. You could find yourselves fighting against God!" The Council followed Gamaliel's advice.

Contemporary English Version
But if God is behind it, you cannot stop it anyway, unless you want to fight against God. The council members agreed with what he said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.

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But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.

if.

Acts 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit that spoke.

Genesis 24:50 And Laban and Bathuel answered: The word hath proceeded from the Lord: we cannot speak any other thing to thee but his pleasure.

2 Samuel 5:2 Moreover yesterday also and the day before, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that did lead out and bring in Israel: and the Lord said to thee: Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over Israel.

1 Kings 12:24 Thus saith the Lord: You shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren, the children of Israel: let every man return to his house, for this thing is from me. They hearkened to the word of the Lord, and returned from their journey, as the Lord had commanded them.

Job 34:29 For when he granteth peace, who is there that can condemn? When he hideth his countenance, who is there that can behold him, whether it regard nations, or all men?

Isaiah 43:13 And from the beginning I am the same, and there is none that can deliver out of my hind: I will work, and who shall turn it away?

Isaiah 46:10 Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:

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Matthew 16:18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.

1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men: and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Revelation 17:12-14 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom: but shall receive power as kings, one hour after the beast. . . .

to fight.

Acts 7:51 You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

Acts 9:5 Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And he: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry. And some of the Pharisees rising up, strove, saying: We find no evil in this man. What if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?

Exodus 10:3-7 Therefore Moses and Aaron went in to Pharao, and said to him: Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews: How long refusest thou to submit to me? let my people go, to sacrifice to me. . . .

2 Kings 19:22 Whom hast thou reproached, and whom hast thou blasphemed? against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thy eyes on high? against the holy one of Israel.

Job 15:25-27 For he hath stretched out his hand against God, and hath strengthened himself against the Almighty. . . .

Job 40:9-14 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him? . . .

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful for me: but all things are not expedient.

Context
Gamaliel's Advice
38And now, therefore, I say to you: Refrain from these men and let them alone. For if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him. 40And calling in the apostles, after they had scourged them, they charged them that they should not speak at all in the name of Jesus. And they dismissed them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.

Isaiah 46:10
Remember the former age, for I am God, and there is no God beside, neither is there the like to me:

Acts 11:17
If then God gave them the same grace as to us also who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ: who was I, that could withstand God?

Additional Translations
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God.”

But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow it, lest ever also you would be found fighting against God."

But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.

but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"

and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
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