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Acts 4:17

    Acts 4:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But so that it may not go farther among the people, let us put them in fear of punishment if they say anything in future in this name.

    Webster's Revision

    But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

    World English Bible

    But so that this spreads no further among the people, let's threaten them, that from now on they don't speak to anyone in this name."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But that it spread no further among the people, let us threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

    Definitions for Acts 4:17

    Henceforth - From this time forth; from now on.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 4:17

    But that it spread no farther - Not the news of the miraculous healing of the lame man, but the doctrine and influence which these men preach and exert. More than a thousand people had already professed faith in Christ in consequence of this miracle, (see Acts 4:4), and if this teaching should be permitted to go on, probably accompanied with similar miracles, they had reason to believe that all Jerusalem (themselves excepted, who had steeled their hearts against all good) should be converted to the religion of him whom they had lately crucified.

    Let us straitly threaten them - Απειλῃ απειλησωμεθα, Let us threaten them with threatening, a Hebraism, and a proof that St. Luke has translated the words of the council into Greek, just as they were spoken.

    That they speak ...to no man in this name - Nothing so ominous to them as the name of Christ crucified, because they themselves had been his crucifiers. On this account they could not bear to hear salvation preached to mankind through him of whom they had been the betrayers and murderers, and who was soon likely to have no enemies but themselves.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 4:17

    4:17 Yet that it spread no farther - For they look upon it as a mere gangrene. So do all the world upon genuine Christianity. Let us severely threaten them - Great men, ye do nothing. They have a greater than you to flee to.