Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."

King James Version

But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Holman Bible

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.

International Standard Version

However, if it's from God, you won't be able to stop them, and you may even discover that you are fighting against God!"

A Conservative Version

but if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it, and perhaps ye may be found to be fighting against God.

American Standard Version

but if it is of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

Amplified

But if it is of God, you will not be able to stop or overthrow or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God!

An Understandable Version

but if [it happens to be] of God, you will not be able to defeat them. And [if you try to], you may [actually] be fighting against [the work of] God."

Anderson New Testament

but if it is of God, you can not bring it to an end: and take heed, lest you be found fighting also against God.

Bible in Basic English

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overcome them, and you are in danger of fighting against God.

Common New Testament

but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God."

Daniel Mace New Testament

you cannot defeat it; perhaps you may be found warring against heaven." To him they agreed: and

Darby Translation

but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters against God.

Godbey New Testament

but if it be of God, you will not be able to destroy them, lest perchance you may also be found fighting against God.

Goodspeed New Testament

but if it is from God, you will not be able to stop it. You may actually find yourselves fighting God!"

John Wesley New Testament

But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, and take heed lest ye be found even fighting against God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but if it is of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest ye be found fighting against God.

Julia Smith Translation

And if it is of God, ye cannot destroy it; lest ye also be found contenders against God.

King James 2000

But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.

Modern King James verseion

But if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but and if it be of God, ye cannot destroy it, lest haply ye be found to strive against God."

Moffatt New Testament

whereas, if it really springs from God, you will be unable to put them down. You may even find yourselves fighting God!"

Montgomery New Testament

"but if it is from God, you cannot put it down; you may even find yourselves fighting against God."

NET Bible

but if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them, or you may even be found fighting against God." He convinced them,

New Heart English Bible

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them, and you would be found even to be fighting against God."

Noyes New Testament

but if it be of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found also fighting against God.

Sawyer New Testament

but if it is from God, you cannot destroy them; lest you be found at some time to be fighting against God.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if it is, of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them: lest once, even fighters against God, ye be found.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; and in that case would be found fighters against God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, if they are of divine origin, you will be powerless to put an end to them--or else you may find yourselves fighting against God!"

Webster

But if it is from God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Weymouth New Testament

But if it is really from God, you will be powerless to put them down--lest perhaps you find yourselves to be actually fighting against God."

Williams New Testament

but if it has its origin in God, you can never stop it. It is to be feared that you may find yourselves fighting God."

World English Bible

But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"

Worrell New Testament

but, if it be of God, ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest perhaps ye be found even fighting against God."

Worsley New Testament

but if it be of God, ye cannot defeat it, least ye be found fighting even against God.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

it be
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

καταλύω 
Kataluo 
Usage: 12

it

Usage: 0

μήποτε μήποτε 
mepote 
lest, lest at any time, whether or not, lest haply , if peradventure, no ... not at all, not tr
Usage: 12

ye be found
εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
Usage: 130


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

Context Readings

Gamaliel's Advice

38 "So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God." 40 They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:30

There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.

Acts 7:51

"You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.

Acts 11:17

"Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?"

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.

Exodus 10:3-7

Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

2 Samuel 5:2

"Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler over Israel.'"

1 Kings 12:24

'Thus says the LORD, "You must not go up and fight against your relatives the sons of Israel; return every man to his house, for this thing has come from Me."'" So they listened to the word of the LORD, and returned and went their way according to the word of the LORD.

2 Kings 19:22

'Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice, And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Job 15:25-27

Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty.

Job 34:29

When He keeps quiet, who then can condemn? And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him, That is, in regard to both nation and man?--

Job 40:9-14

"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?

Isaiah 43:13

"Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?"

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?

Isaiah 46:10

Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';

Daniel 4:35

"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'

Matthew 16:18

"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Luke 21:15

for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

Acts 6:10

But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.

Acts 9:5

And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

Acts 23:9

And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

1 Corinthians 1:25

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?

Revelation 17:12-14

"The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.



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