And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.…
It is related of the distinguished Rev. Dr. Bellamy that he had seasons of deep despondency, when he was confident he was going to hell. His brethren often laboured with him in vain. One day, after all reasoning had failed, one of the ministers said, "Well, brother, you know more about yourself than we do. To us you appear very well: but, after all, you may be a whited sepulchre — beautiful outside, but inwardly full of corruption. If so, you will go to hell. I should like, however, to know what you will do when you get there?" "Do?" cried the doctor, with great animation and emphasis; "what will I do? I will vindicate the law of God, and set up prayer-meetings." "All right!" said the brother; "but in that case the devil will not keep you there; he will soon turn you out as unfitted for his place and company." The doctor was happy. Men will go at last where they are fit to go; and those who spend their lives in the service of God would be poor company for the devil and his angels, while those who hate God and despise Christians here must have strange notions if they expect to be for ever happy with them hereafter. The disciples, "being let go, went to their own company." So all will go at last.
(J. L. Nye.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.