New Living Translation
These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead.
King James Bible
Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Darby Bible Translation
being distressed on account of their teaching the people and preaching by Jesus the resurrection from among the dead;
World English Bible
being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
being grieved because of their teaching the people, and preaching in Jesus the rising again out of the dead --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 The priests being grieved - That the name of Jesus was preached to the people; especially they were offended at the doctrine of his resurrection; for as they had put him to death, his rising again proved him to be the Just One, and so brought his blood upon their heads. The priests were grieved, lest their office and temple services should decline, and Christianity take root, through the preaching of the apostles, and their power of working miracles: the captain of the temple - Being concerned to prevent all sedition and disorder, the Sadducees - Being displeased at the overturning of all their doctrines, particularly with regard to the resurrection.
'But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21. So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22. For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. 23. And being let go they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Servant and the Slaves
Christ's People --Imitators of Him
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!
He also had a debate with some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. When he told them about Jesus and his resurrection, they said, "What's this babbler trying to say with these strange ideas he's picked up?" Others said, "He seems to be preaching about some foreign gods."
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