New American Standard Bible
if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well,
King James Bible
If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
Darby Bible Translation
if we this day are called upon to answer as to the good deed done to the infirm man, how he has been healed,
World English Bible
if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,
Young's Literal Translation
if we to-day are examined concerning the good deed to the ailing man, by whom he hath been saved,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If we this day - If as is the fact; or since we are thus examined.
Examined - Questioned; if the purpose is to institute an inquiry into this case, or since it is the purpose to institute such an inquiry.
The good deed - The act of benevolence; the benefit conferred on an infirm man. He assumes that it was undeniable that the deed had been done.
To the impotent man - To this man who was infirm or lame. The man was then present, Acts 4:10, Acts 4:14. He may have been arrested with the apostles; or he may have been present as a spectator; or, as Neander supposes, he may have been summoned as a witness.
By what means - This was the real point of the inquiry. The fact that he had been made whole was not denied. The only question was whether it had been done by the authority and power of Jesus of Nazareth, as Peter declared it to be, Acts 3:6, Acts 3:16.
LibraryWith and Like Christ
'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.' --ACTS iv. 13. Two young Galilean fishermen, before the same formidable tribunal which a few weeks before had condemned their Master, might well have quailed. And evidently 'Annas, the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest,' were very much astonished …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The First Blast of Tempest
"And all that Believed were Together. " Acts 4:44.
Ananias and Sapphira
And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.
"Yet I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investigation has taken place, I may have something to write.
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