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Acts 4:9

    Acts 4:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the weak man, by what means he is made whole;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man is made whole;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If we are questioned today about a good work done to a man who was ill, as to how he has been made well,

    Webster's Revision

    if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man is made whole;

    World English Bible

    if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man is made whole;

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 4:9

    The good deed done - Επι ευεργεσιᾳ, The benefit he has received in being restored to perfect soundness.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 4:9

    If we this day - If as is the fact; or since we are thus examined.

    Examined - Questioned; if the purpose is to institute an inquiry into this case, or since it is the purpose to institute such an inquiry.

    The good deed - The act of benevolence; the benefit conferred on an infirm man. He assumes that it was undeniable that the deed had been done.

    To the impotent man - To this man who was infirm or lame. The man was then present, Acts 4:10, Acts 4:14. He may have been arrested with the apostles; or he may have been present as a spectator; or, as Neander supposes, he may have been summoned as a witness.

    By what means - This was the real point of the inquiry. The fact that he had been made whole was not denied. The only question was whether it had been done by the authority and power of Jesus of Nazareth, as Peter declared it to be, Acts 3:6, Acts 3:16.
    Book: Acts