Acts 2:37
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English Standard Version
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

King James Bible
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

American Standard Version
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?

English Revised Version
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Brethren, what shall we do?

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, brethren, what shall we do?

Weymouth New Testament
Stung to the heart by these words, they said to Peter and the rest of the Apostles, "Brethren, what are we to do?"

Acts 2:37 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They were pricked (κατενύγησαν)

Only here in New Testament. The word does not occur in profane Greek. It is found in the Septuagint, as Genesis 34:7, of the grief of the sons of Jacob at the dishonor of Dinah. See, also, Psalm 109:16(Sept. 108) Psalm 109:16 : "broken in heart." The kindred noun κατάνυξις occurs Romans 11:8, in the sense of slumber (Rev., stupor). Compare Isaiah 29:10. See, also, Psalm 60:3. (Sept. 59) Psalm 60:3 : οἶνον κατανύξεως, the wine of astonishment (Rev., wine of staggering). The radical idea of the word is given in the simple verb νύσσω, to prick with a sharp point. So Homer, of the puncture of a spear; of horses dinting the earth with their hoofs, etc. Here, therefore, of the sharp, painful emotion, the sting produced by Peter's words. Cicero, speaking of the oratory of Pericles, says that his speech left stings in the minds of his hearers ("De Oratore," iii., 34.)

Acts 2:37 Parallel Commentaries

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Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

Acts 7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

Luke 3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

John 8:9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, even to the last...

John 16:8-11 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment...

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

1 Corinthians 14:24,25 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all...

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

Men. See on ch.

Acts 1:16 Men and brothers, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled...

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Acts 9:5,6 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks...

Acts 16:29-31 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas...

Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, LORD? And the Lord said to me, Arise, and go into Damascus...

Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time...

Cross References
Psalm 73:21
When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart,

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.

Luke 3:10
And the crowds asked him, "What then shall we do?"

Luke 3:12
Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"

Acts 5:33
When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

Acts 16:30
Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

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