ACTS 5:29



To get what Acts 5:29 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

Very high popularity: 1,900 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in Acts chapter 5 using average monthly Google searches.

Acts 5:29 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Greek word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
Use the buttons below to get details on the Greek word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
Then δὲ But, and, etc Then
Peter Πέτρος A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
and and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and and
the οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
other (No Greek definition. English implied.)
apostles ἀπόστολοι A delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers) apostles
answered ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
said, εἶπον, To speak or say (by word or writing) said
We to Πειθαρχεῖν To be persuaded by a ruler, i.e., (genitive case) to submit to authority; by analogy, to conform to advice We to
ought δεῖ Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) ought
obey Πειθαρχεῖν To be persuaded by a ruler, i.e., (genitive case) to submit to authority; by analogy, to conform to advice obey
God θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
rather μᾶλλον (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather rather
than Disjunctive, or; comparative, than than
men. ἀνθρώποις Man-faced, i.e., a human being men

Verse Context

See Acts 5:29 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

Very Low
  • 27  And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,

  • 28  Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

  • 29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

  • 30  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

  • 31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.


The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database ( within the BibleForge project ( Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.

Share This Page:

Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red