Acts 23:9
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English Standard Version
Then a great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?”

King James Bible
And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

American Standard Version
And there arose a great clamor: and some of the scribes of the Pharisees part stood up, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: and what if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there arose a great cry. And some of the Pharisees rising up, strove, saying: We find no evil in this man. What if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?

English Revised Version
And there arose a great clamour: and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' part stood up, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: and what if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel?

Webster's Bible Translation
And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and contended, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

Weymouth New Testament
So there arose a great uproar; and some of the Scribes belonging to the sect of the Pharisees sprang to their feet and fiercely contended, saying, "We find no harm in the man. What if a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel----!"

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Vincent's Word Studies

Strove

The diversion was successful. The Pharisees' hatred of the Sadducees was greater than their hatred of Christianity.

What if a spirit, etc

Neither the A. V. nor Rev. give the precise form of this expression. The words form a broken sentence, followed by a significant silence, which leaves the hearers to supply the omission for themselves: "But if a spirit or angel has spoken to him ..." The words which the A. V. supplies to complete the sentence, let us not fight against God, are spurious, borrowed from Acts 5:39.

Acts 23:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

We.

Acts 25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself has appealed to Augustus...

Acts 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

1 Samuel 24:17 And he said to David, You are more righteous than I: for you have rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded you evil.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Luke 23:4,14,15,22 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man...

if.

Acts 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?

Acts 22:7,17,18 And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me...

Acts 26:14-19 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul...

Acts 27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

John 12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.

let.

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

Acts 11:17 For as much then as God gave them the like gift as he did to us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I...

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:5
And he said to them, "The LORD is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand." And they said, "He is witness."

Jeremiah 26:16
Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God."

Mark 2:16
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

Luke 5:30
And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

John 12:29
The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."

Acts 22:6
"As I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me.

Acts 23:29
I found that he was being accused about questions of their law, but charged with nothing deserving death or imprisonment.

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