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Acts 5:32

    Acts 5:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God has given to them that obey him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And we are witnesses of these things; and'so is the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who keep his laws.

    Webster's Revision

    And we are witnesses of these things; and'so is the Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

    World English Bible

    We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 5:32

    We are his witnesses - The word αυτου, his, is omitted by AD, and several others of good note; the Syriac, all the Arabic, Ethiopic, and Vulgate. It does not seem to be necessary.

    Of these things - Των ῥηματων τουτων, Of these transactions: i.e. of Christ's life and miracles, and of your murderous proceedings against him.

    And so is also the Holy Ghost - In the gift of tongues lately communicated; and by his power and influence on our souls, by which we are enabled to give irresistible witness of our Lord's resurrection.

    To them that obey him - We obey God, not you; and therefore God gives us this Spirit, which is in us a fountain of light, life, love, and power.

    The Spirit of God is given to the obedient: in proportion as a man who has received the first influences of it (for without this he cannot move in the spiritual life) is obedient to those influences, in the same proportion the gifts and graces, the light, life, and power, of the Holy Spirit, are increased in his soul.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 5:32

    And we are his witnesses - For this purpose they had been appointed, Acts 1:8, Acts 1:21-22; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Luke 24:48.

    Of these things - Particularly of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and of the events which had followed it. Perhaps, however, he meant to include everything pertaining to the life, teachings, and death of the Lord Jesus.

    And so is also ... - The descent of the Holy Spirit to endow them with remarkable gifts Acts 2:1-4, to awaken and convert such a multitude Acts 2:41; Acts 4:4; Acts 5:14, was an unanswerable attestation of the truth of these doctrines and of the Christian religion. So manifest and decided was the presence of God attending them, that "they" could have no doubt that what they said was true; and so open and public was this attestation, that it was an evidence to all the people of the truth of their doctrine.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 5:32

    5:32 And also the Holy Ghost - A much greater witness.
    Book: Acts
    Topic: Apostles