New Living Translation
When the crowd heard the voice, some thought it was thunder, while others declared an angel had spoken to him.
King James Bible
The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
Darby Bible Translation
The crowd therefore, which stood there and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, An angel has spoken to him.
World English Bible
The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him."
Young's Literal Translation
the multitude, therefore, having stood and heard, were saying that there hath been thunder; others said, 'A messenger hath spoken to him.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:29 The multitude who stood and heard - A sound, but not the distinct words - In the most glorious revelations there may remain something obscure, to exercise our faith. Said, It thundered - Thunder did frequently attend a voice from heaven. Perhaps it did so now.
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The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone's voice but saw no one!
So there was a great uproar. Some of the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees jumped up and began to argue forcefully. "We see nothing wrong with him," they shouted. "Perhaps a spirit or an angel spoke to him."
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