Acts 5:30


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

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Acts 5:30

“The God of our fathers raised vp Iesus, whom yee slew and hanged on a tree.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Acts chapter 5

“"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“The God of our fathers gave Jesus back to life, whom you had put to death, hanging him on a tree.”
Basic English Bible

“The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom *ye* have slain, having hanged on a cross.”
Darby Bible

“The God of our fathers hath raised up Jesus, whom you put to death, hanging him upon a tree. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree: ”
Webster's Bible

“The God of our forefathers has raised Jesus to life, whom you crucified and put to death.”
Weymouth Bible

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.”
World English Bible

“God of oure fadris reiside Jhesu, whom ye slowen, hangynge in a tre.”
Wycliffe Bible

“and the God of our fathers did raise up Jesus, whom ye slew, having hanged upon a tree;”
Youngs Literal Bible


mark's comment on 2021-02-23 20:26:31:

you are welcome Chris!


Chris's comment on 2021-02-23 02:03:39:

Thank you Mark. I suppose Jesus' Wrists were pierced & nailed to the tree, as nails in the palm of the hand would just tear through the flesh because of the weight of the body. Then reading John 20:25-27, would mean His Wrists, rather than hands.


mark's comment on 2021-02-22 22:45:29:

Chris,the bible does say he was nailed to the stake or tree at mark 15:25 and also at matthew 27:35.he would have had his arms straight above him and nails through his wrists.


Chris's comment on 2021-02-22 22:18:11:

That's very interesting, Mark. Are you suggesting that Jesus hung on a tree (i.e. nailed to its trunk) & not with arms widespread, as it would be on a T shaped structure? If so, how should we account for the nails pierced into his hands/wrists?


mark's comment on 2021-02-22 20:41:14:

If you research the origin of the cross it goes back to the Babylonians and didn't enter into Christian religion until the 4th century. some bible writers used the Greek word Xy'lon which means "timber" stick, club, or tree. see also acts 10:39, acts 13:29, Galations 3:13 and 1 peter 2:24. It was under the pagan ruler Constantine that promoted the cross as a symbol of Christianity. see also Exodus 20:4,5


Chris's comment on 2020-09-20 22:36:22:

I feel you're correct in your understanding of the Cross. The Acts 5:30 use of 'tree' would most likely be alluding to the Cross as shaped from the 'wood' of the trees. Of course, the shape of Jesus' Cross cannot be known as it's not revealed to us, but given the many forms of 'Cross executions' by the Romans, the Crux Commissa (or, the T shape) was the likely one which typified the way our Lord was crucified & allowed for the placement of the sign above his Head.


Dan Favata's comment on 2020-09-20 16:10:16:

I was raised Catholic and always believed it was a cross that Jesus was hung on! It makes more sense because on his walk to the place where he died he had to bear the weight of the cross, he wasnt bearing a tree!!! The saying " it is my cross to bear" says alot !!!!!!!! and besides every movie Ive ever saw concerning his life and death always made reference and showed a Cross not a tree!!!!!!!!


aliea's comment on 2015-05-27 16:39:26:

The cross was the tree. It was made of wood he was hung from it but not in a noose he was nailed to it and hung from the nails.


Dave King's comment on 2015-03-03 09:53:14:

I suggest: Jesus was hung upon a tree, as the Old Testament of our Lord declared, and it was the Tree of Life, manifested out of wood, declaring our vertical horizon relationships with His church family and of His life in the world, brought together at the Cross through the sacrifice of Jesus in our place, though we are undeserving. And from this fruit, our Father made good His promise from ill, Genesis 50:20 , and the Son was resurrected returned to the Father, thus enabling the Holy Spirit to pour out Life, from seed to seed, redemption restoration, everlasting.


Steph's comment on 2015-01-23 22:07:57:



Ferdz's comment on 2014-08-06 22:49:24:

bible are compilation of different books written by different authors at differents time. acts 5 30 is literal meaning tree, its only which gospel you believe


sophie's comment on 2014-03-06 21:40:32:

I think it was a tree everything jesus talk about he talk about tree and peter said they hung on tree he was watching


napps's comment on 2013-12-02 20:35:46:

Theres a bigger issue, I think. People wear the cross around their necks. Its a symbol, and a reminder of death. Some people kiss it during a certain event, and mumble a few thoughts. Some re religions and cults kiss the head of a snake, or bull. The cross to many people is supposed to represent some form of Jesus and his death. The Vatican has pushes the cross scene for over a thousand years (Popes), Their reason is not biblical, just old pagan. The cross is a false idol, no question. We have no idea of the items of archaeology they have been buying from finders of artifacts related to the era of Jesus, through the back door unfortunately. They can mot risk showing them to the public at this time. It would probably destroy the roman catholic religion. But, Jesus will take care of that issue when he returns in the clouds (not as a human). Unfortunately I probably wont be their to see him!


Cornelius's comment on 2013-10-14 12:49:06:

It can be said that it was a tree cos the wood of the cross was from tree


rita's comment on 2013-03-11 10:35:26:

I think Jesus was nailed to a tree, not a cross, and he was nail in his wrist to support his body.


Annette's comment on 2012-07-16 06:37:06:

Yes. But why say tree though. Its a different word than saying a cross. He would of stated this as he was with him from the beginning. As jesus said with men it is impossible, but with god it is possible.


madeleine's comment on 2011-09-08 06:40:10:


mark's comment on 2011-05-23 13:17:58:

what do I think about acts 5:30 Is the same as I think about,acts 13:29 / acts 10:39/esther 2:23/ deut 21:23/Galations 3:13/1 peter 2:24/deut 21:22/Genesis 40:19.they all say tree


Nikki's comment on 2011-04-04 05:05:56:

Stephania, do you mind me asking are you a christian and if so of what denomination?


Stephania's comment on 2011-02-23 18:33:40:

WHAT I THINK ABOUT ACT 5:30, THE TREE IS REFERED TO A TOTURE STAKE. AS Acts 2:23, Acts 10:39 and galation 3:13 also shows that the tree was a stake. And the stake was like a stick pointing straight up(l) so Jesus died on a tree not a cross. Even if he did die on a cross as Exodus 20:4,5 and Jeremiah 10:3-5 shows that it is a commitment of idolatry if we crave any image of heaven like or Earth like creatures as a protection or anything that stands for God. And 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 shows that anybody who commit idolatry will be no part of God's kingdom.


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