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Acts 4:23

    Acts 4:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they had been made free, they came back to their friends, and gave an account of all the things which the chief priests and the authorities had said to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them.

    World English Bible

    Being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them.

    Definitions for Acts 4:23

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 4:23

    They went to their own company - This was properly the first persecution that had been raised up against the Church since the resurrection of Christ; and as the rest of the disciples must have known that Peter and John had been cast into prison, and that they were to be examined before the sanhedrin, and knowing the evil disposition of the rulers toward their brethren, they doubtless made joint supplication to God for their safety. In this employment it is likely Peter and John found them on their return from the council, and repeated to them all their treatment, with the threats of the chief priests and elders.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 4:23

    Their own company - They joined the other apostles and Christians, Acts 2:44-45.

    And reported ... - It doubtless became a subject of interesting inquiry what they should do in this case. They had been threatened by the highest authority of the nation, and commanded not to preach again in the name of Jesus. Whether they should obey them and be silent, or whether they should leave Jerusalem and preach elsewhere, could not but be an interesting subject of inquiry, and they very properly sought the counsel of their brethren, and looked to God for direction, an example which all should follow who are exposed to persecution, or who are in any perplexity about the path of duty.