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Acts 5:30

    Acts 5:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The God of our fathers gave Jesus back to life, whom you had put to death, hanging him on a tree.

    Webster's Revision

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.

    World English Bible

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 5:30

    The God of our fathers raised up Jesus - It was well to introduce this, that the council might at once see that they preached no strange God; and that he who so highly honored the patriarchs, Moses, and the prophets, had yet more highly honored Jesus Christ in raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand, and proclaiming him as the only giver of salvation and the repentance which leads to it.

    Whom ye slew - They charge them again with the murder of Christ, as they had done before, Acts 4:10-12, where see the notes.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 5:30

    Raised up Jesus - This refers to his resurrection.

    Hanged on a tree - That is, on the "cross," Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; Acts 10:39; Acts 13:29. This is the amount of Peter's defense. He begins with the great principle Acts 5:29, which they could not gainsay, that God ought to be obeyed rather than man. He then proceeds to state that they were convinced that God had raised up Jesus from the dead, and as they had such decisive evidence of that, and were commanded by the authority of the Lord Jesus to be "witnesses of that," they were not "at liberty" to be silent. They were bound to obey God rather than the Sanhedrin, and to make known everywhere the fact that the Lord Jesus was risen. The remark that God had raised up Jesus whom they had "slain," does not seem to have been made to irritate or to reproach them, but merely to "identify" him as the person that had been raised. It was also a confirmation of the truth and reality of the miracle. Of his "death" they had no doubt, for they had been at pains to certify it, John 19:31-34. It is certain, however, that Peter did not shrink from charging on them their guilt; nor was he at any pains to "soften" or "mitigate" the severe charge that they had murdered their own Messiah.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 5:30

    5:30 Hath raised up Jesus - Of the seed of David, according to the promises made to our fathers.