Acts 23:8

“For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither Angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confesse both.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Sadducees say that there is no coming back from the dead, and no angels or spirits: but the Pharisees have belief in all these.
- Basic English Bible

For Sadducees say there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but Pharisees confess both of them.
- Darby Bible

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
- Webster's Bible

For the Sadducees maintain that there is no resurrection, and neither angel nor spirit; but the Pharisees acknowledge the existence of both.
- Weymouth Bible

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
- World English Bible

For Saduceis seien, that no `rysing ayen of deed men is, nether aungel, nether spirit; but Fariseis knowlechen euer eithir.
- Wycliffe Bible

for Sadducees, indeed, say there is no rising again, nor messenger, nor spirit, but Pharisees confess both.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 23:8


23:8 The Pharisees confess both - Both the resurrection, and the existence of angels and separate spirits.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 23:8


Ac 23:8 The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection. For the doctrinal view of the Sadducees, see PNT "Mt 3:7". The statement here is fully confirmed by Josephus (see "Wars of the Jews", 2:8,14).

Discussion for Acts 23

  • Anne
    Paul had a mission to accomplish therefore he was protected by Almighty God and led by the Holy Spirit. (Ps.138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me, thou shalt stretch forth they right hand and save me).
  • Ray321
    Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. Paul had the Holy Spirit inside him and had Jesus speaking him. Can we imagine having Jesus speaking to us , thank God for the Holy Spirit.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - Paul spoke truth in v. 1; in v. 2 Ananias commanded Paul to be sote on the mouth, which God stopped. When someone witnesses, in person, by letter, by phone, by PC, - it is wrong to 'smite' them by getting indignant, angry, and saying they are fools, ignorant, etc. In Pro. it says a 'soft' answer, in Isa., Jer.? it says, "Come now, let us reason together, ..... "; cont.
  • Irene123
    To Ade - Paul was "a new creature in Christ". Read the WHOLE book of Acts.
  • Ade
    I am not sure of Paul's response, according to verses 3 and 5 could it be sarcasm or he was trying to be smart with words.
  • BENJAMIN TAMAKLOE
    SOMETIMES YOU GET SO FLABAGASTED AT HOW THINGS GO ON SURELY HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE AND NOTHING I SAY NOTHING SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, JUST ABOUT A WEEK AMAN OF GOD DELIVERING THE WORD FROM THE PULPIT AND WAS SHOT BY EVIL ARROWS TO KILL HIM AS THE JEWS UNDER A CURSE FASTING AND MAKING INCATENTION FOR PAUL TO DIE , BUT PRAISE GOD IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS - IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE THAT'S WHY IT HAPPENED TO STREANGTHEN US IN STANDING FIRM IN THE LORD AND FOR THE LORD, I AM BELIEVING GOD TO DISPATCH HIS ANGELS IN THE MEDICAL TO REACH MY BROTHER HIS TOATAL HEALING IN JESUS NAME AMEN

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