New International Version
The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
King James Bible
And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
Darby Bible Translation
And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
World English Bible
As they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came to them,
Young's Literal Translation
And as they are speaking unto the people, there came to them the priests, and the magistrate of the temple, and the Sadducees --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The priests - These persons had evidenced the most implacable enmity against Christ from the beginning.
The captain of the temple - See this office particularly explained in the note on Luke 22:4 (note).
The Sadducees - Whose whole system was now in danger by the preaching of the resurrection of Christ; for they believed not in the immortality of the soul, nor in any future world. These made a common cause with the priests, etc., to suppress the evidence of Christ's resurrection, and silence the apostles.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the captain. or, the ruler.
Chester Cathedral, 1871. Acts iv. 13, 18-20. "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. . . . And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 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. For we cannot but speak …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
A Manifestation of God in Answer to Prayer
Against the Modern Free-Thinkers.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.
Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.
So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.
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