Acts 12:4

“And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 12:4

And when hee had apprehended him, hee put him in prison, and deliuered him to foure quaternions of souldiers to keepe him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And having taken him, he put him in prison, with four bands of armed men to keep watch over him; his purpose being to take him out to the people after the Passover.
- Basic English Bible

whom having seized he put in prison, having delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep, purposing after the passover to bring him out to the people.
- Darby Bible

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after the passover to bring him forth to the people.
- Webster's Bible

He had him arrested and lodged in jail, handing him over to the care of sixteen soldiers; and intended after the Passover to bring him out again to the people.
- Weymouth Bible

When he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hadde cauyte Petre, he sente hym in to prisoun; and bitook to foure quaternyouns of knyytis, to kepe hym, and wolde aftir pask bringe hym forth to the puple.
- Wycliffe Bible

whom also having seized, he did put in prison, having delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him, intending after the passover to bring him forth to the people.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 12:4

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:4


12:4 Four quaternions - Sixteen men, who watched by turns day and night.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:4


Ac 12:4 Four quaterions of soldiers. Sixteen soldiers divided into four watches, so that four would be on watch all the time, two in the prison and two at the door.

Discussion for Acts 12:4

  • Rick Colombe on Acts 12:4
    To Ted Duke on Acts 12:4. Herod placed Peter in chains until after Easter, because Herod had to give homage to the queen of heaven , or rather goddess of fertility during "Easter". With that said, I pray you'll do your research Ted Duke where you'll find the true meaning behind the Easter celebration. It has nothing to do with the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Those Easter eggs and rabbits are in honor of the goddess of fertility Ted. Much of Christianity has been "hood winked" by practicing Easter with its pagan practices.
  • Denise on Acts 12:4
    I'm trying to find a vetse that shows reverence to mary the mother of jesus. Why we should pray to her for intervention. Why is she the heavenly mother to us all.

    Thank you in advance
  • Joe - in Reply on Acts 12:4
    God is a very jealous god and expects all to give glory only to him - see Acts 12 vs 23.

    Mary was only human - mankind. Several bible scriptures tell of attempts to worship apostles such as Paul and Peter, but all are restrained. In fact, the apostles were horrified at the thought of being worshiped for they knew only God/Jesus Christ should receive the glory. Let us not attempt to do the same.
  • Ted Duke on Acts 12:4
    "Easter" is not correct in Act 12:4
    Look at the translation.
  • Julie on Acts 12:4
    I ask this question: when you go to heaven do you see what goes on earth or are you shielded from it?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 12:4
    Great comments from Jesse. I too feel, without direct Scriptural warrant, that in Heaven the saints will have some consciousness of loved ones left behind or even grieve over the continual depravity of the world, as the Father grieves. The only references I can cite refer to angels who have an interest in us on the Earth; then can we assume that saints who have gone on ahead of us, can likewise 'enjoy' the same vista? Consider: Mt 18:10, Lk 15:10, 1 Cor 4:9, 11:10, 1 Pet 1:12.
  • Amanda on Acts 12:4
    i want to know the verses about taking someone. also, taking someone at the mid-point of their life. A marine that made it back from Iraq. Just the best guy you could ever meet and just out of the blue he's gone in his sleep (with no help). I want to know why he would take a father of a 6 yr old little girl that worship the ground he walked on. he was 33.
  • Chris on Acts 12:4
    This is an often asked question. I then ask:why did God allow bad things to happen to His Son Jesus Christ? And we know that Jesus faced people's anger, hatred, hunger, temptation, misunderstandings, beatings, thorns, spearing and death. If God allowed His only begotten Son to suffer so much, when He did no wrong & without any sin, should we be surprised that we, as good as some might try to be, also suffer? We are all born sinners, even the slightest wrong-doing makes us such. But Jesus did no wrong, even when under severe testing by Satan - yet He suffered. So, the answer is that we all suffer because we are sinners, but now as Christians, we are given His Grace to live above the pain.
  • MAYWEST on Acts 12:4
    When will we know jesus is coming real soon we are living and the last days
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Acts 12:4
    Maywest Luke 21 is a good start & 2 Thess chapter 2 is another. look on this site for end times or latter days where they compile many things.


 

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