Acts 5:38
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English Standard Version
So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;

King James Bible
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

American Standard Version
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And 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;

English Revised Version
And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown:

Webster's Bible Translation
And now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work is from men, it will come to naught:

Weymouth New Testament
And now I tell you to hold aloof from these men and leave them alone--for if this scheme or work is of human origin, it will come to nothing.

Acts 5:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Refrain (ἀπόστητε)

Lit., stand off.

Of men (ἐξ ἀνθρώπων)

Out of men, proceeding out of their devices.

It will come to naught (καταλυθήσεται)

Lit., be loosened down. Used of the dilapidation of the temple (Luke 21:6), and of the dissolution of the body under the figure of striking a tent (2 Corinthians 5:1). See on Mark 13:2.

Acts 5:38 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Refrain.

Acts 5:35 And said to them, You men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do as touching these men.

John 11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

for.

Nehemiah 4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing...

Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Psalm 33:10,11 The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing: he makes the devices of the people of none effect...

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

Isaiah 7:5-7 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against you, saying...

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Isaiah 14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them...

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called...

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

Cross References
Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

Mark 11:30
Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me."

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