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Acts 4

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Book  Acts of the Apostles
Order in the Bible part  5
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Church history
Acts 4

Acts 4 is the fourth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the aftermath of a healing by Simon Peter and his preaching in Solomon’s Portico, that Sanhedrin arrested the apostles, but had to let them go. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke.



The original text is written in Koine Greek and is divided into 37 verses. Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:

  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Papyrus 8 (4th century; extant: verses 31-37)
  • Codex Bezae (ca. AD 400)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 1-2)
  • Codex Laudianus (ca. AD 550)
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped:

  • Acts 4:1-4 = Peter and John Arrested
  • Acts 4:5-12 = Addressing the Sanhedrin
  • Acts 4:13-22 = The Name of Jesus Forbidden
  • Acts 4:23-31 = Prayer for Boldness
  • Acts 4:32-37 = Sharing in All Things
  • Verse 10

    [Simon Peter said]: "let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole."

    Verse 12

    [Simon Peter said]: "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

    Verse 36

    And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus,

    Barnabas would play an important role in the early ministry of Apostle Paul.


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