Acts 5:30-32

5:30 The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus, whom you seized and killed by hanging him on a tree. 5:31 God exalted him to his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 5:32 And we are witnesses of these events, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”

tn Or “ancestors”; Grk “fathers.”

tn Or “by crucifying him” (“hang on a tree” is by the time of the first century an idiom for crucifixion). The allusion is to the judgment against Jesus as a rebellious figure, appealing to the language of Deut 21:23. The Jewish leadership has badly “misjudged” Jesus.

tn Grk “This one God exalted” (emphatic).

tn Or “Founder” (of a movement).

tn Or “to give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.”

tn Or “things.” They are preaching these things even to the hostile leadership.

sn Those who obey. The implication, of course, is that the leadership is disobeying God.