New International Version
So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God's way?"
King James Bible
Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
Darby Bible Translation
If then God has given them the same gift as also to us when we had believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who indeed was *I* to be able to forbid God?
World English Bible
If then God gave to them the same gift as us, when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I, that I could withstand God?"
Young's Literal Translation
if then the equal gift God did give to them as also to us, having believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, I -- how was I able to withstand God?'
Acts 11:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God gave them the like gift, etc. - Viz. the Holy Spirit, and its various gifts and graces, in the same way and in the same measure in which he gave them to us Jews. What was I, that I could withstand God? It was not I who called them to salvation: it was God; and the thing is proved to be from God alone, for none other could dispense the Holy Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27 Evening
A new name.--REV. 2:17. The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.--Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.--They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.--Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
What God Hath Cleansed
The Breaking Out of Discord
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."
The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.
"Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."
Jump to PreviousAble Believed Believing Christ Equal First Forasmuch Forbid Gift God God's Indeed Jesus Oppose Stand Think Thwart Way Withstand
Jump to NextAble Believed Believing Christ Equal First Forasmuch Forbid Gift God God's Indeed Jesus Oppose Stand Think Thwart Way Withstand
LinksActs 11:17 NIV
Acts 11:17 NLT
Acts 11:17 ESV
Acts 11:17 NASB
Acts 11:17 KJV
Acts 11:17 Bible Apps
Acts 11:17 Biblia Paralela
Acts 11:17 Chinese Bible
Acts 11:17 French Bible
Acts 11:17 German Bible
Acts 11:17 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.