Acts 4:29
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Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

King James Bible
And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

Darby Bible Translation
And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and give to thy bondmen with all boldness to speak thy word,

World English Bible
Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness,

Young's Literal Translation
'And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and grant to Thy servants with all freedom to speak Thy word,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings - It is not against us, but against thee, that they conspire: it is not to prevent the success of our preaching, but to bring to nought thy counsel: the whole of their enmity is against thee. Now, Lord, look upon it; consider this.

And grant unto thy servants - While we are endeavoring to fulfill thy counsels, and can do nothing without thee, sustain our courage, that we may proclaim thy truth with boldness and irresistible power.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

behold.

Acts 4:17,18,21 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straightly threaten them, that they speak from now on to no man in this name...

Isaiah 37:17-20 Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib...

Isaiah 63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of your holiness and of your glory: where is your zeal and your strength...

Lamentations 3:50 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach.

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name...

that.

Acts 4:13,31 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled...

Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord in the way...

Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you...

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of three months...

Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men...

Acts 26:26 For the king knows of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him...

Acts 28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence...

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Ezekiel 2:6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his transgression...

Ephesians 6:18-20 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Philippians 1:14 And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

2 Timothy 1:7,8 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...

2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

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Courage
Chester Cathedral, 1871. Acts iv. 13, 18-20. "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. . . . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

Impossible Silence
'We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.' --ACTS iv. 20. The context tells us that the Jewish Council were surprised, as they well might be, at the boldness of Peter and John, and traced it to their having been with Jesus. But do you remember that they were by no means bold when they were with Jesus, and that the bravery came after what, in ordinary circumstances, would have destroyed any of it in a man? A leader's execution is not a usual recipe for heartening his followers,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer
A MANIFESTATION OF GOD IN ANSWER TO PRAYER ". . . When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness." -- Acts 4:31. This remarkable manifestation of God reveals the effectiveness of prevailing prayer. It vividly discloses the fact that prayer can accomplish much. It is apparent that neither the apostles, nor the assembled company of devout believers were astonished at the marvelous
T. M. Anderson—Prayer Availeth Much

Against the Modern Free-Thinkers.
Sir, THERE arrived in this neighbourhood, two days ago, one of your gay gentlemen of the town, who being attended at his entry with a servant of his own, besides a countryman he had taken up for a guide, excited the curiosity of the village to learn whence and what he might be. The countryman (to whom they applied as most easy of access) knew little more than that the gentleman came from London to travel and see fashions, and was, as he heard say, a Free-thinker; what religion that might be he could
Joseph Addison—The Evidences of the Christian Religion, with Additional Discourses

Cross References
Acts 4:13
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:31
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.

Acts 9:28
So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.

Acts 14:3
So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Philippians 1:14
And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

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