Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

we cannot help but speak about the things we have seen and heard."

New American Standard Bible

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

King James Version

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Holman Bible

for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

International Standard Version

for we cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard."

A Conservative Version

For we are not able not to speak what we saw and heard.

American Standard Version

for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard.

Amplified

for we, on our part, cannot stop telling [people] about what we have seen and heard.”

Anderson New Testament

For we can not but speak the things that we have seen and heard.

Bible in Basic English

For it is not possible for us to keep from saying what we have seen and have knowledge of.

Common New Testament

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we cannot avoid publishing what we have seen and heard.

Darby Translation

for as for us we cannot refrain from speaking of the things which we have seen and heard.

Godbey New Testament

for we are not able not to speak those things which we have seen and heard.

Goodspeed New Testament

for we cannot help telling of what we have seen and heard."

John Wesley New Testament

For we cannot but speak the things, which we have seen and heard.

Julia Smith Translation

For we cannot, the things we have seen and heard, not speak.

King James 2000

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are not able to refrain from speaking about [the things] that we have seen and heard."

Modern King James verseion

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we cannot but speak that which we have seen and heard."

Moffatt New Testament

Certainly we cannot give up speaking of what we have seen and heard."

Montgomery New Testament

but for our part, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

NET Bible

for it is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard."

New Heart English Bible

for we cannot help telling the things which we saw and heard."

Noyes New Testament

For we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard.

Sawyer New Testament

for we cannot but tell what we have seen and heard.

The Emphasized Bible

For, we, cannot but be speaking the things which we have seen and heard.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we cannot refrain from speaking the things which we have seen and heard.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Judge for yourselves, for we cannot help speaking of what we have seen and heard."

Webster

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Weymouth New Testament

As for us, what we have seen and heard we cannot help speaking about."

Williams New Testament

for we cannot keep from telling what we have seen and heard."

World English Bible

for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard."

Worrell New Testament

for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard."

Worsley New Testament

for we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we cannot but speak what we did see and hear.'

Themes

Caiaphas » Peter and other disciples accused before

Christian ministers » Faithful » Apostles

Conscience » Faithful » Of peter, in declaring the whole counsel of God

Courage » Examples of » Christ

Courage » Instances of personal bravery » Peter and other disciples

Courageous reformers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Court » Accused spoke in his own defense

Duty » Pressure of » It makes the message imperative

Government » Mosaic » Constitutes, with priests and scribes, a court for the trial of both civil and ecclesiastical causes

religious Intolerance » The jewish leaders » In persecuting the disciples

Leaders » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Missionary-work by ministers » Obligations to engage in

Peter » Courage

Peter » Empowered » Enduing him with boldness and courage

Peter » Accused by the council; his defense

Power » Of testimony » Becomes irrepressible

Pressure of duty » It makes the message imperative

Priest » Miscellaneous facts concerning » Reprove and threaten peter and john

Courageous reformers » Rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Religious » Reformers courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Religious » Courageous reformers, rebuke sinful rulers » Peter and john before the sanhedrin

Seven » Example of steadfastness » Peter and john

Stability » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john

Steadfastness » Seven notable examples of » Peter and john

religious Testimony » Withheld special marks of true » Becomes irrepressible

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

but
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

we have seen
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Peter And John On Trial Before The Sanhedrin

19 But Peter and John replied, "You decide whether it is right before God to listen to you men or to Him; 20 we cannot help but speak about the things we have seen and heard." 21 And when the Council had threatened them some more, they [finally] released them because they could not find any reason to punish them. [Actually] they were worried about how the people felt [about the matter], since everybody was giving honor to God for the miracle that had been performed.



Cross References

Acts 22:15

For you will be His witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.

1 John 1:1-3

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1-20

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1-19

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1-21

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

1 John 1:1

We [apostles] proclaim to you [the truth about Jesus], who existed from the beginning [of time]. We have heard [Him] and seen [Him] with our [own] eyes. We looked at Him, and [even] touched Him with our hands. [See John 20:20]. [So, we proclaim that] He is the word of life [i.e., the life-giving Word]!

Luke 1:2

[that is, people] who were ministers of the word and original eyewitnesses [of these events], and who passed them on to us; [and since]

Acts 1:8

But, you apostles will receive power when the Holy Spirit descends on you and [then] you will become My witnesses [i.e., to tell what you know] in Jerusalem, in [the countries of] Judea and Samaria, and [even] to the distant regions of the earth."

Acts 1:22

from His immersion by John [the Immerser] until He was received up from us [in a cloud]. Of these people [we must choose] someone to become a witness with us [i.e., to tell people] of Jesus' resurrection [from the dead]."

Acts 2:4

And they [i.e., the apostles] were all filled with [the power of] the Holy Spirit and began to speak ["the mighty accomplishments of God," See verse 11] in different languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them the ability.

Acts 2:32

So, God raised this Jesus up [from the dead] and we [apostles] are all witnesses [of it].

Acts 3:15

[Then, at the hands of the Roman authorities] you killed the Prince of [never ending] life, but God raised Him from the dead, and we [apostles] were [reliable] witnesses of it.

Acts 5:32

We apostles are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to every person who obeys Him."

Acts 10:39-41

And we [apostles] are witnesses of all that He did, both in the region where Jews lived and in Jerusalem [as well]. But they killed Him by hanging Him on a tree [i.e., the cross].

Acts 17:16-17

Now while Paul was waiting for them [to arrive] in Athens, he was deeply stirred in his spirit when he saw the city so full of idols.

Acts 18:5

But when Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia [i.e., from the town of Berea], Paul began devoting his full time to declaring the message to Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:16-17

[But] I do not have anything to boast about if I preach the good news because I am compelled to do it. For it would be too bad for me if I did not preach the good news.

Hebrews 2:3-4

how will we escape [punishment] if we neglect such a great salvation? [For it was] first announced [to people] by the Lord and then confirmed to us [i.e., the writer and other Christians] by those who heard Him [i.e., the original apostles].

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