Acts 12:5

“Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Peter therefore was kept in prison, but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church vnto God for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Peter was kept in prison: but the church made strong prayer to God for him.
- Basic English Bible

Peter therefore was kept in the prison; but unceasing prayer was made by the assembly to God concerning him.
- Darby Bible

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing by the church to God for him.
- Webster's Bible

So Peter was kept in prison; but long and fervent prayer was offered to God by the Church on his behalf.
- Weymouth Bible

Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.
- World English Bible

And Petre was kept in prisoun; but preier was maad of the chirche with out ceessing to God for hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being made by the assembly unto God for him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 12:5


12:5 Continual prayer was made for him - Yet when their prayer was answered, they could scarce believe it, #Ac 12:15|. But why had they not prayed for St. James also? Because he was put to death as soon as apprehended.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 12:5


Ac 12:5 But prayer was made without ceasing. By the whole church, in its assemblies, that God might deliver him.

Discussion for Acts 12:5

  • Ngetich Robert for verse 5
    Prayer the righteous is of great power and availeth much. Surely there is wonder working power in prayer and so as christians we ought to pray continually with no failure and we have cir***stances submit to the POWER.amen.

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