Acts 4:13
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English Standard Version
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

King James Bible
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

American Standard Version
Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now seeing the constancy of Peter and of John, understanding that they were illiterate and ignorant men, they wondered; and they knew them that they had been with Jesus.

English Revised Version
Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
As they looked on Peter and John so fearlessly outspoken--and also discovered that they were illiterate persons, untrained in the schools--they were surprised; and now they recognized them as having been with Jesus.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Boldness

See on freely, Acts 2:29.

Perceived (καταλαβόμενοι)

The word, meaning originally to seize upon or lay hold of, occurs frequently in the New Testament in different phases of this original sense. Thus, to apprehend or grasp, Ephesians 3:18; Philippians 3:12, Philippians 3:13; Romans 9:30 : of seizure by a demon, Mark 9:18 : of something coming upon or overtaking, John 12:35; 1 Thessalonians 5:4 : of comprehending, grasping mentally, as here, Acts 10:34; Acts 25:25.

Unlearned (ἀγράμματοι)

Or, very literally, unlettered. With special reference to Rabbinic culture, the absence of which was conspicuous in Peter's address.

Ignorant (ἰδιῶται)

Originally, one in a private station, as opposed to one in office or in public affairs. Therefore one without professional knowledge, a layman; thence, generally, ignorant, ill-informed; sometimes plebeian, common. In the absence of certainty it is as well to retain the meaning given by the A. V., perhaps with a slight emphasis on the want of professional knowledge. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:16, 1 Corinthians 14:23, 1 Corinthians 14:24; 2 Corinthians 11:6.

Took knowledge (ἐπεγίνωσκον)

Or recognized. See on Acts 3:10.

Acts 4:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

were.

Acts 2:7-12 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans...

Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea...

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

John 7:15,49 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knows this man letters, having never learned...

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise...

they took.

Matthew 26:57,58,71,73 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled...

Luke 22:52-54,56-60 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be you come out...

John 18:16,17 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known to the high priest...

John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, Woman, behold your son!

Cross References
Luke 22:8
So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."

John 7:15
The Jews therefore marveled, saying, "How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?"

Acts 4:14
But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.

Acts 4:19
But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge,

Acts 4:29
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,

Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

Acts 9:27
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.

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