Acts 2:37
New International Version
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

New Living Translation
Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

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?”

Berean Study Bible
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Berean Literal Bible
And having heard, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Men, brothers, what shall we do?"

New American Standard Bible
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, 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?

Christian Standard Bible
When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: "Brothers, what should we do?"

Contemporary English Version
When the people heard this, they were very upset. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Friends, what should we do?"

Good News Translation
When the people heard this, they were deeply troubled and said to Peter and the other apostles, "What shall we do, brothers?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they heard this, they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: "Brothers, what must we do?""

International Standard Version
When the crowd that had gathered heard this, they were pierced to the heart. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

NET Bible
Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, brothers?"

New Heart English Bible
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they heard these things. They were stricken in their hearts, and they said to Shimeon and to the rest of the Apostles, “What should we do, brothers?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the people heard this, they were deeply upset. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

New American Standard 1977
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
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?

King James 2000 Bible
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

American King James Version
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers, 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?

Darby Bible Translation
And having heard [it] they were pricked in heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles, What shall we do, 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?"

World English Bible
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?"

Young's Literal Translation
And having heard, they were pricked to the heart; they say also to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, 'What shall we do, men, brethren?'
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Three Thousand Believe
36Therefore let all Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ!” 37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.…
Cross References
Psalm 73:21
When my heart was grieved and I was pierced within,

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are like goads, and the anthologies of the masters are like firmly embedded nails driven by a single Shepherd.

Luke 3:10
The crowds asked him, "What then should we do?"

Luke 3:12
Even tax collectors came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"

Acts 5:33
When Council members heard this, they were enraged and wanted to put the apostles to death.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

they.

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 …

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains …

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of …

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, …

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

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, …

1 Corinthians 14:24,25 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Men. See on ch.

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

what.

Acts 9:5,6 And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom …

Acts 16:29-31 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

Acts 22:10 And I said, What shall I do, LORD? And the Lord said to me, Arise, …

Acts 24:25,26 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …







Lexicon
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the people] heard [this],
Ἀκούσαντες (Akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

they were cut
κατενύγησαν (katenygēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2660: Met: I am pierced, stung, smitten. From kata and nusso; to pierce thoroughly, i.e. to agitate violently.

to the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heart
καρδίαν (kardian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

and
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

asked
εἶπόν (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

Peter
Πέτρον (Petron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

other
λοιποὺς (loipous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3062: Left, left behind, the remainder, the rest, the others. Masculine plural of a derivative of leipo; remaining ones.

apostles,
ἀποστόλους (apostolous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

“Brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

what
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

shall we do?”
ποιήσωμεν (poiēsōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.
(37) They were pricked in their heart.--The verb occurs here only in the New Testament, and expresses the sharp, painful emotion which is indicated in "compunction," a word of kindred meaning. A noun derived from it, or possibly from another root, is used in Romans 11:8 in the sense of "slumber," apparently as indicating either the unconsciousness that follows upon extreme pain, or simple drowsiness. In "attrition" and "contrition" we have analogous instances of words primarily physical used for spiritual emotions.

Verse 37. - The rest for to the rest, A.V.; brethren for men and brethren, A.V. Pricked in their heart (κατενύγησαν). The LXX. rendering of Psalm 109:16 (15, Prayer-book), "broken," or "vexed at the heart." Genesis 34:7 it is rendered "grieved." Unto Peter and the rest of the apostles. It is important to note from the beginning the relative position of Peter and the other apostles; a certain primacy and precedence, both in place and in action, he has undoubtedly. He is always named first, and he acts first, in preaching both to Jews and Gentiles. The keys are in his hands, and the door is first opened as he turns the lock. But it is equally clear that he is but one of the apostles; he is not set over them, but acts with them; he is not their superior, but their fellow; they are not eclipsed by his presence, but only animated by his example; inquirers after salvation do not ask at his mouth only, but of the whole college of the apostles. Brethren (see ver. 29). The Jews and Israelites now hold out the right hand of brotherhood to those whom before they reviled (ver. 13). What shall we do? It is a sign of the working of God's Spirit in the heart, renewing it to repentance, when men feel the need of changing their old course of thought and action, and inquire anxiously what they must do to inherit eternal life (comp. Mark 10:17; Acts 9:6; Acts 16:30). 2:37-41 From the first delivery of that Divine message, it appeared that there was Divine power going with it; and thousands were brought to the obedience of faith. But neither Peter's words, nor the miracle they witnessed, could have produced such effects, had not the Holy Spirit been given. Sinners, when their eyes are opened, cannot but be pricked to the heart for sin, cannot but feel an inward uneasiness. The apostle exhorted them to repent of their sins, and openly to avow their belief in Jesus as the Messiah, by being baptized in his name. Thus professing their faith in Him, they would receive remission of their sins, and partake of the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit. To separate from wicked people, is the only way to save ourselves from them. Those who repent of their sins, and give up themselves to Jesus Christ, must prove their sincerity by breaking off from the wicked. We must save ourselves from them; which denotes avoiding them with dread and holy fear. By God's grace three thousand persons accepted the gospel invitation. There can be no doubt that the gift of the Holy Ghost, which they all received, and from which no true believer has ever been shut out, was that Spirit of adoption, that converting, guiding, sanctifying grace, which is bestowed upon all the members of the family of our heavenly Father. Repentance and remission of sins are still preached to the chief of sinners, in the Redeemer's name; still the Holy Spirit seals the blessing on the believer's heart; still the encouraging promises are to us and our children; and still the blessings are offered to all that are afar off.
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