Acts 5:18

“And laid their hands on the Apostles, & put them in the common prison.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
- King James Version

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took the Apostles and put them in the common prison.
- Basic English Bible

and laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public prison.
- Darby Bible

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
- Webster's Bible

and laid hands upon the Apostles, and put them into the public jail.
- Weymouth Bible

and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.
- World English Bible

and leiden hondis on the apostlis, and puttiden hem in the comyn warde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and laid their hands upon the apostles, and did put them in a public prison;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:18


Ac 5:18 Put them in the common prison. In the city jail, among malefactors. Van Lenneps says: ``The "common prison", corresponding to our jail, consists of a single room in the governor's cellar, with a floor of earth, and one small window, where all manner of people, from the murderer to the insolent debtor, are promiscuously crowded together. The only furniture consists of a bench, always occupied by the strongest; the rest lie on the floor, or stand. We have visited prisons of this kind where we could only stand a few moments upon the threshold on account of the foul air. The keepers remain outside of the door (Ac 5:23), but the prisoners are not bound.''

Discussion for Acts 5

  • Patty Tozi
    God is Total Love. His Compassion is so Strong-- it helps us to take His Strength when we need it to move any mountain -and stand as a rock when we ask for His help. Evilness stands close..But your Father in Heaven gives us His Blessed Light of His Love to keeo us Safe!!!
  • Gladfys Free
    after I read your commentary. I could see things I had never seen before.loved it.
  • Peter Karanja
    The apostles could not deny what they had seen and witnessed being done by the power of GOD. Even us today we cannot deny what JESUS is doing in our times The sick are healed, people are saved through the same NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • Jerry
    these bold disciples, who just weeks before were cowering in a secret hideout because of their fear of getting arrested and murdered like the Christ, were now proclaiming the gospel, tells me their testimony was indeed real. Once the Holy Spirit came and filled them, they had no more fear, because they KNEW Jesus was God...awesome!!
  • Cowboy 🐄
    History repeats itself when we act beyond reason before consulting God
  • BSP
    Verse 37~There have always been those who rise up in revolt and gain a number of follower. Eventually these people pass away and their follower are scattered. The only real solution to the problems we see today is the coming of God's Kingdom.

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