Acts 5:38-39

The Apostles Arrested and Freed

38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for z if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but a if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You b might even be found opposing God!" So they took his advice,

  1. Cross References
    Lamentations 3:37
    Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?
  2. Cross References
    Proverbs 21:30
    No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.
    Isaiah 8:9 - 10
    Be broken, you peoples, and be shattered; give ear, all you far countries; strap on your armor and be shattered; strap on your armor and be shattered.
    Nahum 1:9
    What do you plot against the Lord ? He will make a complete end; trouble will not rise up a second time.
  3. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 13:12
    Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed.
    Acts 11:17
    If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?
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