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

  • John Collins Sr.
    I believe Satan is the author of confusion, GOD is not the author of confusion 1 Corinthians 14:33. As also in all his epistles Paul's letters to the churches he established in the BOOK OF ACTS , speaking in them of these things, in which are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest twist , as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 2 PETER 3:16. These letters were established in the Book of ACTS on PAUL'S missionary journeys. Study to shew thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Timothy 2:15. Acts 19:1-6. REMEMBER ALL SCRIPTURE IS BY INSPIRATION OF GOD! 2 Timothy 3:16. Read Ephesians 4:5, Galatians 1: 8-12.
  • Job odhiambo
    God showed love by joining them in church becoz he hmself said that even if our sins r as red as blood He promised to wash them and change their colour 2be as white as snow
  • Irene123
    To Rodney- again; I know I said in my last message that it was 'all', but I did need to explain more of why I 'attacked' him; He is a pastor, right? I'm not angry nor indignant with him; it's just I was raised to believe pastors are to seek God for their guidance and answers; not their flock. The pastors are to teach the flock, not vice versa. We are DEFINITELY not to teach the pastors, 1pet.5:2.
  • Irene123
    To Rodney - Since you are assuming I attacked a man of God and could not 'hear' my tone of voice - nor discern my attitude - this is all I will say, except - I do thank-you for the response, God Bless you.
  • Rodney Adcock
    To Irene123. It seems to me like your knowledge has you puffed up....Why would you attack a Man of God when he is simply asking a question about Peters nakedness.
  • Irene123
    Something I literally just now noticed - I went to ch. 3 and saw Peter's healing of the lame man at the gate; somewhere I read (not on here) that this was the Apostle's first healing. No, it wasn't; in ch. 2, after the message, "many signs and wonders were done ....."; the 'gate' healing was spoken of as a miraculous miracle because of their 'instant' faith, right on the spot.

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