Acts 23:8
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New International Version
(The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees believe all these things.)

New Living Translation
for the Sadducees say there is no resurrection or angels or spirits, but the Pharisees believe in all of these.

English Standard Version
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

Berean Study Bible
For the Sadducees say there is neither a resurrection, nor angels, nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

Berean Literal Bible
For indeed Sadducees say there to be no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but Pharisees confess both.

New American Standard Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

King James Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all.

International Standard Version
because the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection and that there is no such thing as an angel or spirit, but the Pharisees believe in all those things.

NET Bible
(For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, or angel, or spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.)

New Heart English Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For The Sadducees were saying there is no resurrection, neither Angel, nor spirit, but The Pharisees confess all of these.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The Sadducees say that the dead won't come back to life and that angels and spirits don't exist. The Pharisees believe in all these things.)

New American Standard 1977
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.

King James 2000 Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

American King James Version
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

American Standard Version
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Darby Bible Translation
For Sadducees say there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but Pharisees confess both of them.

English Revised Version
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Weymouth New Testament
For the Sadducees maintain that there is no resurrection, and neither angel nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge the existence of both.

World English Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.

Young's Literal Translation
for Sadducees, indeed, say there is no rising again, nor messenger, nor spirit, but Pharisees confess both.
Study Bible
Paul Before the Sanhedrin
7As soon as he had said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. 8For the Sadducees say there is neither a resurrection, nor angels, nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. 9A great clamor arose, and some scribes from the party of the Pharisees got up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”…
Cross References
Matthew 22:23
That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and questioned Him.

Mark 12:18
Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came and questioned Him:

Luke 20:27
Then some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to question Him.

Acts 23:7
As soon as he had said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.

1 Corinthians 15:12
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Treasury of Scripture

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Acts 4:1 And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of …

Matthew 22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no …

Mark 12:18 Then come to him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; …

Luke 20:27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there …

(8) The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection.--On the general teaching of the Sadducees, see Note on Matthew 22:23. Their denial of the existence of angels and spirits seems at first inconsistent with the known facts that they acknowledged the divine authority of the Pentateuch, which contains so many narratives of angelophanies, and were more severe than others in their administration of the Law. The great body of the higher priestly class were, we know, mere Sadducees (Acts 5:17); and what, on their principles, was the meaning of the Temple ritual? They were, in fact, carried along by one of the great waves of thought which were then passing over the ancient world, and were Epicureans and Materialists without knowing it, just as the Pharisees were, even to the eye of a writer like Josephus (Life, c. 3), the counterpart of the Stoics. For them the "angels" of the Pentateuch were not distinct beings, but evanescent manifestations of the divine glory.

Verse 8. - Neither angel, etc. Is there any connection between this expression and that in Acts 12:15, "It is his angel" (see ver. 9)? For the statement regarding the Pharisees and Sadducees, see Luke 20:27. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection,.... Of the dead, being ignorant of the Scriptures, and the power of God; see Matthew 22:23.

neither angel nor spirit; the Ethiopic version reads, "nor Holy Spirit": but the sense seems to be, that they did not believe any such species of beings as angels, nor indeed any spirits whatever, which were immaterial or immortal; for as for the spirit or soul of man, they took that to be only the temperament of the body, and that it died with it, and did not exist in any separate state after this life: for so Josephus (x) says, that they deny the permanence of the soul, and rewards and punishments in the invisible state. And, according to the Talmudic (y) writers, they denied that there was any other world than this:

but the Pharisees confess both; the resurrection of the dead, and that there are spirits, both angels and the souls of men, which are immortal. Josephus, in the place before referred to, says, that they hold that every soul is incorruptible or immortal; and that they held the resurrection of the dead, is manifest from the Talmud (z), and other writings of theirs; the Syriac version renders it, "the Pharisees confess all these things"; to which agree the Arabic and Ethiopic versions.

(x) De Bello Jud. l. 2. c. 10. sect. 19. (y) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 54. 1. & Gloss. in ib. & Pirke Abot R. Nathan, c. 5. (z) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 90. 2.8. the Sadducees say … there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit—(See on [2099]Lu 20:37).

the scribes … of the Pharisees' part … strove, saying, We find no evil in this man, but—as to those startling things which he brings to our ears.

if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him—referring, perhaps, to his trance in the temple, of which he had told them (Ac 22:17). They put this favorable construction upon his proceedings for no other reason than that they had found him one of their own party. They care not to inquire into the truth of what he alleged, over and above their opinions, but only to explain it away as something not worth raising a noise about. (The following words, "Let us not fight against God," seem not to belong to the original text, and perhaps are from Ac 5:39. In this case, either the meaning is, "If he has had some divine communication, what of that?" or, the conclusion of the sentence may have been drowned in the hubbub, which Ac 23:10 shows to have been intense).23:6-11 The Pharisees were correct in the faith of the Jewish church. The Sadducees were no friends to the Scripture or Divine revelation; they denied a future state; they had neither hope of eternal happiness, nor dread of eternal misery. When called in question for his being a Christian, Paul might truly say he was called in question for the hope of the resurrection of the dead. It was justifiable in him, by this profession of his opinion on that disputed point, to draw off the Pharisees from persecuting him, and to lead them to protect him from this unlawful violence. How easily can God defend his own cause! Though the Jews seemed to be perfectly agreed in their conspiracy against religion, yet they were influenced by very different motives. There is no true friendship among the wicked, and in a moment, and with the utmost ease, God can turn their union into open enmity. Divine consolations stood Paul in the most stead; the chief captain rescued him out of the hands of cruel men, but the event he could not tell. Whoever is against us, we need not fear, if the Lord stand by us. It is the will of Christ, that his servants who are faithful, should be always cheerful. He might think he should never see Rome; but God tells him, even in that he should be gratified, since he desired to go there only for the honour of Christ, and to do good.
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