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Acts 23:7

    Acts 23:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees; and the assembly was divided.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when he had said this, there was an argument between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and a division in the meeting.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees; and the assembly was divided.

    World English Bible

    When he had said this, an argument arose between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees: and the assembly was divided.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 23:7

    And the multitude was divided - St. Paul, perceiving the assembly to consist of Sadducees and Pharisees, and finding he was not to expect any justice, thought it best thus to divide the council, by introducing a question on which the Pharisees and Sadducees were at issue. He did so; and the Pharisees immediately espoused his side of the question, because in opposition to the Sadducees, whom they abhorred, as irreligious men.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 23:7

    A dissension - A dispute, or difference.

    And the multitude - The council. Compare Acts 14:4. The Pharisees embraced, as he desired and expected, his side of the question, and became his advocates, in opposition to the Sadducees, who were arrayed against him.