Acts 5:23

“Saying, The prison truely found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doores, but when we had opened, we found no man within.”

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Other Translations

Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- King James Version

saying, "We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, The doors of the prison were safely shut, and the keepers were at the doors, but when they were open, there was nobody inside.
- Basic English Bible

saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened [them], within we found no one.
- Darby Bible

Saying, The prison truly we found shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- Webster's Bible

saying, "The jail we found quite safely locked, and the warders were on guard at the doors, but upon going in we found no one there."
- Weymouth Bible

We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!
- World English Bible

and teelden, and seiden, We founden the prisoun schit with al diligence, and the keperis stondynge at the yatis; but we opneden, and founden no man ther ynne.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying -- `The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors, and having opened -- within we found no one.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:23


5:23 We found the prison shut - The angel probably had shut the doors again.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:23


Ac 5:23 The prison truly found we shut. All was as usual and the guards before the doors, but the prisoners gone.

Discussion for Acts 5

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 41~Even after all the apostles went through, they went away rejoicing because they knew they had done the right thing in imitation of Jesus Christ.

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