Acts 12:16

“But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 12:16

But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the doore, and saw him, they were astonished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened {the door,} they saw him and were amazed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Peter went on giving blows on the door: and when it was open and they saw him, they were full of wonder.
- Basic English Bible

But Peter continued knocking: and having opened, they saw him and were astonished.
- Darby Bible

But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
- Webster's Bible

Meanwhile Peter went on knocking, until at last they opened the door and saw that it was really he, and were filled with amazement.
- Weymouth Bible

But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.
- World English Bible

But Petre abood stille, and knockide. And whanne thei hadden opened the dore, thei sayen hym, and wondriden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were astonished,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 12:16

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:16


12:14 And knowing Peter's voice - Bidding her open the door.

12:15 They said, Thou art mad - As we say, Sure you are not in your senses to talk so. It is his angel - It was a common opinion among the Jews, that every man had his particular guardian angel, who frequently assumed both his shape and voice. But this is a point on which the Scriptures are silent.

12:17 Beckoning to them - Many of whom being amazed, were talking together. And he said, Show these things to James - The brother or kinsman of our Lord, and author of the epistle which bears his name. He appears to have been a person of considerable weight and importance, probably the chief overseer of that province, and of the Church in Jerusalem in particular. He went into another place - Where he might be better concealed till the storm was over.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:16


Ac 12:16 They were astonished. They could hardly believe their own eyes.

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