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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“How do you judge? Ought we not 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?

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God should raise the dead?

King James 2000 Bible
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Why should it be judged a thing incredible in your sight if God raises the dead?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should 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?
Study Bible
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: …







Lexicon
Why {would}
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.

any of you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

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

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

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; 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. 26:1-11 Christianity teaches us to give a reason of the hope that is in us, and also to give honour to whom honour is due, without flattery or fear of man. Agrippa was well versed in the Scriptures of the Old Testament, therefore could the better judge as to the controversy about Jesus being the Messiah. Surely ministers may expect, when they preach the faith of Christ, to be heard patiently. Paul professes that he still kept to all the good in which he was first educated and trained up. See here what his religion was. He was a moralist, a man of virtue, and had not learned the arts of the crafty, covetous Pharisees; he was not chargeable with any open vice and profaneness. He was sound in the faith. He always had a holy regard for the ancient promise made of God unto the fathers, and built his hope upon it. The apostle knew very well that all this would not justify him before God, yet he knew it was for his reputation among the Jews, and an argument that he was not such a man as they represented him to be. Though he counted this but loss, that he might win Christ, yet he mentioned it when it might serve to honour Christ. See here what Paul's religion is; he has not such zeal for the ceremonial law as he had in his youth; the sacrifices and offerings appointed by that, are done away by the great Sacrifice which they typified. Of the ceremonial cleansings he makes no conscience, and thinks the Levitical priesthood is done away in the priesthood of Christ; but, as to the main principles of his religion, he is as zealous as ever. Christ and heaven, are the two great doctrines of the gospel; that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. These are the matter of the promise made unto the fathers. The temple service, or continual course of religious duties, day and night, was kept up as the profession of faith in the promise of eternal life, and in expectation of it. The prospect of eternal life should engage us to be diligent and stedfast in all religious exercises. Yet the Sadducees hated Paul for preaching the resurrection; and the other Jews joined them, because he testified that Jesus was risen, and was the promised Redeemer of Israel. Many things are thought to be beyond belief, only because the infinite nature and perfections of Him that has revealed, performed, or promised them, are overlooked. Paul acknowledged, that while he continued a Pharisee, he was a bitter enemy to Christianity. This was his character and manner of life in the beginning of his time; and there was every thing to hinder his being a Christian. Those who have been most strict in their conduct before conversion, will afterwards see abundant reason for humbling themselves, even on account of things which they then thought ought to have been done.
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