Acts 26:8
New International Version
Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?

New Living Translation
Why does it seem incredible to any of you that God can raise the dead?

English Standard Version
Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

Berean Study Bible
Why would any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?

Berean Literal Bible
Why is it judged incredible by you if God raises the dead?

King James Bible
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

New King James Version
Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?

New American Standard Bible
Why is it considered incredible among you people if God raises the dead?

NASB 1995
“Why is it considered incredible among you people if God does raise the dead?

NASB 1977
“Why is it considered incredible among you people if God does raise the dead?

Amplified Bible
Why is it thought incredible by [any of] you that God raises the dead?

Christian Standard Bible
Why do any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why is it considered incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

American Standard Version
Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“How do you judge? Ought we not believe that God raises the dead?”

Contemporary English Version
Why should any of you doubt that God raises the dead to life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why should it be thought a thing incredible, that God should raise the dead?

English Revised Version
Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?

Good News Translation
Why do you who are here find it impossible to believe that God raises the dead?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why do all of you refuse to believe that God can bring dead people back to life?

International Standard Version
Why is it thought incredible by all of you that God should raise the dead?

Literal Standard Version
why is it judged incredible with you if God raises the dead?

NET Bible
Why do you people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead?

New Heart English Bible
Why is it judged incredible with you, if God does raise the dead?

Weymouth New Testament
Why is it deemed with all of you a thing past belief if God raises the dead to life?

World English Bible
Why is it judged incredible with you, if God does raise the dead?

Young's Literal Translation
why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Testimony to Agrippa
7the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to realize as they earnestly serve God day and night. It is because of this hope, O king, that I am accused by the Jews. 8Why would any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? 9So then, I too was convinced that I ought to do all I could to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.…

Cross References
Acts 23:6
Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. It is because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial."

1 Corinthians 15:34
Sober up as you ought, and stop sinning; for some of you are ignorant of God. I say this to your shame.


Treasury of Scripture

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

Acts 4:2
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Acts 10:40-42
Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; …

Acts 13:30,31
But God raised him from the dead: …









(8) Why should it be thought a thing incredible . . .?--Some MSS. give a punctuation which alters the structure of the sentence: What! is it thought a thing incredible . . . ? The appeal is made to Agrippa as accepting the sacred books of Israel, in which instances of a resurrection were recorded (1Kings 17:17-23; 2Kings 4:18-37), and which ought to have hindered him from postulating the incredibility of the truth which St. Paul preached, and which included (1) the doctrine of a general resurrection, and (2) the fact that Christ had risen. The Greek use of the present tense, that God raiseth the dead, gives prominence to the first thought rather than the second. Agrippa, as probably allied, as the rest of his kindred had been, with the Sadducean high priests, not a few of whom he had himself nominated, was likely to reject both.

Verse 8. - Why is it judged incredible with you, if for why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that, A.V.; doth for should, A.V. Why is it judged, etc. The use of d is somewhat peculiar. It cannot stand for ὅτι, but it is nearly equivalent to "whether," as in ver. 23. The question proposed to the mind is here whether God has raised the dead; and in ver. 23 whether Christ has suffered, whether he is the first to rise. In the latter case St. Paul gives the answer by his witness to the truth, affirming that it is so. In the former case he chides his hearers for giving the answer of unbelief, and saying that it is not so.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

any of you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

consider it
κρίνεται (krinetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

incredible
ἄπιστον (apiston)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 571: (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing).

that
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

raises
ἐγείρει (egeirei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

[the] dead?
νεκροὺς (nekrous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.


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