Acts 4:3
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New International Version
They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.

King James Bible
And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

Darby Bible Translation
and they laid hands on them, and put them in ward till the morrow; for it was already evening.

World English Bible
They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.

Young's Literal Translation
and they laid hands upon them, and did put them in custody unto the morrow, for it was evening already;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Being grieved - Διαπονουμενοι, They were thoroughly fatigued with the continuance of this preaching; their minds suffered more labor, through vexation at the success of the apostles, than the bodies of the apostles did in their fatiguing exercise of preaching during the whole day.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 6:12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came on him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women...

Acts 12:1-3 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church...

Acts 16:19-24 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas...

Matthew 10:16,17 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves...

Luke 22:52,54 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be you come out...

John 18:12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

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
Matthew 4:12
When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.

Acts 5:18
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

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