Acts 2:24

“Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom God hath raised vp, hauing loosed the paines of death: because it was not possible that hee should be holden of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.
- Basic English Bible

Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death, inasmuch as it was not possible that he should be held by its power;
- Darby Bible

Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
- Webster's Bible

But God has raised Him to life, having terminated the throes of death, for in fact it was not possible for Him to be held fast by death.
- Weymouth Bible

whom God raised up, having freed him from the agony of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
- World English Bible

Whom God reiside, whanne sorewis of helle weren vnboundun, bi that that it was impossible that he were holdun of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

whom God did raise up, having loosed the pains of the death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:24


2:24 Having loosed the pains of death - The word properly means, the pains of a woman in travail. As it was not possible that he should be held under it - Because the Scripture must needs be fulfilled.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:24


Ac 2:24 Because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. It was not possible that Jesus be held by death, because he had life in himself, and, besides, it was the Father's will that he should arise. This verse epitomizes the four Gospels.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Irene123
    Dan. FC on 9-30-'16 - quote: "if you have a problem with what Jesus says, then you have a big problem." unquote. Matt.28:19 - "..... baptizing them in the NAME of ..... "; Acts 2:37 - Now when they heard this they were pricked in their heart ..... and said, men and brethren what shall we do?" v.38 - Then said unto them, Repent and baptized in the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins ..
  • Irene123
    J. Claudio - You need to go to Jesus in prayer for HIS guidance in your ministry, not to people. People will give you THEIR ideas. Jesus told His disciples, Apostles to pray for His words to speak AFTER they r'cvd the power of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost. You don't have His spirit or you would know this. I am NOT judging you; please believe that. I pray for God's wisdom for you.
  • C.Lee
    As we use faith we should see Christ and the church that he gave his life for in a new light. God's Word ignites our hearts for worship and for reaching out to our world with the Gospel. The same Holy Spirit dwells in us and gives us power to be a light and impact in this dark world.
  • Irene123
    Does anyone on here know that it was at least15 years after Jesus established His church in Acts ch. 2 that the epistles even BEGAN to be written, the 'epistles' being all the books after Acts. So where did all the scriptures come from that the apostles and disciples use to witness to people during those 15 yrs? Answer - from their knowledge of the O.T. and Jesus' 3 yr. ministry with them.
  • Jacqueline claudio
    I am preaching on tomorrow about the power in the holy ghost ch2 what can I do too do for putting this chapter together in my own words help me out please and thank you
  • Arthur Angura
    We must be born again if we want to see the Kingdom of God.
    Before the day of Pentecost, the apostles had no POWER to do the will of God.
    Jesus commanded the apostles not to leave Jerusalem,without the power of the Holy Ghost.
    With man it is impossible,but not with God,for with God all things are possible.
    We need power to witness,to pray,to understand the scriptures and to bear fruits .

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