Acts 4:7
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New Living Translation
They brought in the two disciples and demanded, "By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?"

King James Bible
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

Darby Bible Translation
and having placed them in the midst they inquired, In what power or in what name have ye done this?

World English Bible
When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?"

Young's Literal Translation
and having set them in the midst, they were inquiring, 'In what power, or in what name did ye do this?'

Acts 4:7 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:7 By what name - By what authority, have ye done this? - They seem to speak ambiguously on purpose.

Acts 4:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Obedient Disobedience
'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. 20. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22. For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. 23. And being let go they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

The Servant and the Slaves
'Thy servant David...'; 'Thy Holy Servant Jesus...'; 'Thy servants...'--ACTS iv. 26, 27, 29. I do not often take fragments of Scripture for texts; but though these are fragments, their juxtaposition results in by no means fragmentary thoughts. There is obvious intention in the recurrence of the expression so frequently in so few verses, and to the elucidation of that intention my remarks will be directed. The words are parts of the Church's prayer on the occasion of its first collision with the civil
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Scriptural Christianity
"Whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head." Ezek. 33:4. "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost." Acts 4:31. 1. The same expression occurs in the second chapter, where we read, "When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all" (the Apostles, with the women, and the mother of Jesus, and his brethren) "with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Christ's People --Imitators of Him
First, then, this morning, I will tell you what a Christian should be; secondly, I will tell you when he should be so; thirdly, why he should be so; and then fourthly how he can be so. I. As God may help us then, first of all, we will speak of WHAT A BELIEVER SHOULD BE. A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ. You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, and you have admired the talent of the persons who could write so well; but the best life of Christ is his
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Cross References
John 8:3
As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

Acts 4:6
Annas the high priest was there, along with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and other relatives of the high priest.

Acts 4:8
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and elders of our people,

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