New American Standard Bible
But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them.
King James Bible
When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
Darby Bible Translation
But they, when they heard these things, were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them.
World English Bible
But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them.
Young's Literal Translation
And they having heard, were cut to the heart, and were taking counsel to slay them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When they heard that - That which the apostle Peter had said, to wit, that they were guilty of murder; that Jesus was raised up; and that he still lived as the Messiah.
They were cut to the heart - The word used here properly denotes "to cut with a saw"; and as applied to the "mind," it means to be agitated with "rage" and "indignation," as if wrath should seize upon the mind as a saw does upon wood, and tear it violently, or agitate it severely. When used in connection with "the heart," it means that the heart is violently agitated and rent with rage. See Acts 7:54. It is not used elsewhere in the New Testament. The "reasons" why they were thus indignant were doubtless:
(1) Because the apostles had disregarded their command;
(2) Because they charged them with murder;
(3) Because they affirmed the doctrine of the resurrection of Jesus, and thus tended to overthrow the sect of the Sadducees. The effect of the doctrines of the gospel is often to make people enraged.
Took counsel - The word rendered "took counsel" denotes commonly "to will"; then, "to deliberate"; and sometimes "to decree" or "to determine." It doubtless implies here that "their minds "were made up" to do it; but probably the formal decree was not passed to put them to death.
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'Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 18. And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. 19. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 20. Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. 21. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest …
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And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick, and they began gnashing their teeth at him.
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