New International Version
They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Being grieved - Διαπονουμενοι, They were thoroughly fatigued with the continuance of this preaching; their minds suffered more labor, through vexation at the success of the apostles, than the bodies of the apostles did in their fatiguing exercise of preaching during the whole day.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, "What is this babbler trying to say?" Others remarked, "He seems to be advocating foreign gods." They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.
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