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Acts 4:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— To do whatever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to do whatever thy hand and thy counsel had determined before should come to pass.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To do whatsoever, thy hand and thy counsel, marked out beforehand to come to pass.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For to doe whatsoeuer thy hand and thy counsell determined before to be done.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— to work whatsoever thy hand and thy will have signified before should be done.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— to do whatever thy hand and thy pleasure previously marked out to be done.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For to do 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
whatsoever 3745
{3745} Prime
ὅσος
hosos
{hos'-os}
By reduplication from G3739; as (much, great, long, etc.) as.
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
hand 5495
{5495} Prime
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
counsel 1012
{1012} Prime
βουλή
boule
{boo-lay'}
From G1014; volition, that is, (objectively) advice, or (by implication) purpose.
determined before 4309
{4309} Prime
προορίζω
proorizo
{pro-or-id'-zo}
From G4253 and G3724; to limit in advance, that is, (figuratively) predetermine.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
to be done. 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5635
<5635> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 42
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 4:23-30.


Acts 4:28

_ _ thy hand and thy counsel determined ... to be done — that is, “Thy counsel” determined to be done by “Thy hand.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 4:23-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 4:28

The sense is, but they could do no more than thou wast pleased to permit, according to thy determinate counsel, to save mankind by the sufferings of thy Son. And what was needful for this end, thou didst before determine to permit to be done.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 4:28

For to (m) do whatsoever (n) thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

(m) The wicked execute God's counsel, even though they think nothing of it, but they are not therefore without fault.

(n) You had determined by your absolute authority and power.

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to do:

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Acts 3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
Acts 13:27-29 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled [them] in condemning [him]. ... And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took [him] down from the tree, and laid [him] in a sepulchre.
Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive.
Psalms 76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Matthew 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
Luke 22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
Luke 24:44-46 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me. ... And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
1 Peter 2:7-8 Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, ... And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

and:

Job 12:13 With him [is] wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
Proverbs 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Isaiah 5:19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]!
Isaiah 28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.
Isaiah 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or [being] his counsellor hath taught him?
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end 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:
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:
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Gn 50:20. Jb 12:13. Ps 76:10. Pv 21:30. Is 5:19; 28:29; 40:13; 46:10; 53:10. Mt 26:24, 54. Lk 22:22; 24:44. Ac 2:23; 3:18; 13:27. Ep 1:11. He 6:17. 1P 2:7.

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