Acts 4:2

Being sore troubled (diaponoumenoi). Present passive participle of old verb diaponew (perfective use of dia) to be worked up, indignant. In the N.T. only here and Acts 16:8 . Because (dia to). The articular infinitive with two accusatives, one the object (the people), the other ("they") of general reference. In Jesus (en Ihsou). In the case of Jesus, an actual instance of resurrection which the Sadducees denied ( Matthew 22:23 ). This same use of en appears in 1 Corinthians 4:6 (in us). The Sadducees were also aristocrats and political ecclesiastics who disliked popular disturbances. In particular, they resented the claim about Jesus whom they had helped crucify.