Acts 23:8
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 that 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.

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

New King James Version
For Sadducees say that there is no resurrection—and no angel or spirit; but the 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.

NASB 1995
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

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

Amplified Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no [such thing as a] resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees [speak out freely and] acknowledge [their belief in] them all.

Christian Standard Bible
For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and neither angel nor spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all.

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

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

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.

Contemporary English Version
The Sadducees do not believe in angels or spirits or that the dead will rise to life. But the Pharisees believe in all of these,

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

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

Good News Translation
For the Sadducees say that people will not rise from death and that there are no angels or spirits; but the Pharisees believe in all three.)

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.)

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.

Literal Standard Version
for Sadducees, indeed, say there is no resurrection, nor messenger, nor spirit, but Pharisees confess both.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 that 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 the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus 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 spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

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

Mark 12:18
Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[the] Sadducees
Σαδδουκαῖοι (Saddoukaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4523: Probably from Sadok; a Sadducaean, or follower of a certain heretical Israelite.

say
λέγουσιν (legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

there is
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

neither
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

a resurrection,
ἀνάστασιν (anastasin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 386: A rising again, resurrection. From anistemi; a standing up again, i.e. a resurrection from death (its author), or a recovery.

nor
μήτε (mēte)
Conjunction
Strong's 3383: Nor, neither, not even, neither?nor. From me and te; not too, i.e. neither or nor; also, not even.

angels,
ἄγγελον (angelon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

nor
μήτε (mēte)
Conjunction
Strong's 3383: Nor, neither, not even, neither?nor. From me and te; not too, i.e. neither or nor; also, not even.

spirits,
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the] Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

acknowledge
ὁμολογοῦσιν (homologousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3670: From a compound of the base of homou and logos; to assent, i.e. Covenant, acknowledge.

them all.
ἀμφότερα (amphotera)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 297: Both (of two). Comparative of amphi; both.


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