Parallel Verses

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!

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.

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 Now in the present case let me say to you, stand off (withdraw) from these men and let them alone. For if this doctrine or purpose or undertaking or movement is of human origin, it will fail (be overthrown and come to nothing); 39 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! 40 So, convinced by him, they took his advice; and summoning the apostles, they flogged them and sternly forbade them to speak in or about the name of Jesus, and allowed them to go.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:30

There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord.

Acts 7:51

You stubborn and stiff-necked people, still heathen and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are always actively resisting the Holy Spirit. As your forefathers [were], so you [are and so you do]!

Acts 11:17

If then God gave to them the same Gift [equally] as He gave to us when we believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I and what power or authority had I to interfere or hinder or forbid or withstand God?

Genesis 24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered, The thing comes forth from the Lord; we cannot speak bad or good to you.

Exodus 10:3-7

So 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

In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord told you, You shall feed My people Israel and be prince over [them].

1 Kings 12:24

Thus says the Lord, You shall not go up or fight against your brethren, the Israelites. Return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me. So they hearkened to the Lord's word and returned home, according to the Lord's word.

2 Kings 19:22

Whom have you mocked and reviled and insulted and blasphemed? Against Whom have you raised your voice and haughtily lifted your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Job 15:25-27

Because he has stretched out his hand against God and bids defiance and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty,

Job 34:29

When He gives quietness (peace and security from oppression), who then can condemn? When He hides His face [withdrawing His favor and help], who then can behold Him [and make Him gracious], whether it be a nation or a man by himself? -- "

Job 40:9-14

Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His?

Isaiah 43:13

Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I will work, and who can hinder or reverse it?

Isaiah 45:9

Woe to him who strives with his Maker! -- "a worthless piece of broken pottery among other pieces equally worthless [and yet presuming to strive with his Maker]! Shall the clay say to him who fashions it, What do you think you are making? or, Your work has no handles?

Isaiah 46:10

Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose,

Daniel 4:35

And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing. And He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand or say to Him, What are You doing?

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

Luke 21:15

For I [Myself] will give you a mouth and such utterance and wisdom that all of your foes combined will be unable to stand against or refute.

Acts 6:10

But they were not able to resist the intelligence and the wisdom and [the inspiration of] the Spirit with which and by Whom he spoke.

Acts 9:5

And Saul said, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting. It is dangerous and it will turn out badly for you to keep kicking against the goad [to offer vain and perilous resistance].

Acts 23:9

Then a great uproar ensued, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' party stood up and thoroughly fought the case, [contending fiercely] and declaring, We find nothing evil or wrong in this man. But if a spirit or an angel [really] spoke to him -- "? Let us not fight against God!

1 Corinthians 1:25

[This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 10:22

Shall we thus provoke the Lord to jealousy and anger and indignation? Are we stronger than He [that we should defy Him]?

Revelation 17:12-14

Also the ten horns that you observed are ten rulers (kings) who have as yet received no royal dominion, but together they are to receive power and authority as rulers for a single hour, along with the beast.

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