Acts 16:26

“And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 16:26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doores were opened, and euery ones bands were loosed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And suddenly there was an earth-shock, so that the base of the prison was moved: and all the doors came open, and everyone's chains came off.
- Basic English Bible

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook, and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.
- Darby Bible

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
- Webster's Bible

when suddenly there was such a violent shock of earthquake that the prison shook to its foundations. Instantly the doors all flew open, and the chains fell off from every prisoner.
- Weymouth Bible

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were loosened.
- World English Bible

And sudenli a greet erthe mouyng was maad, so that the foundementis of the prisoun weren moued. And anoon alle the doris weren openyd, and the boondis of alle weren lousid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 16:26

Wesley's Notes for Acts 16:26


16:24 Secured their feet in the stocks - These were probably those large pieces of wood, in use among the Romans, which not only loaded the legs of the prisoner, but also kept them extended in a very painful manner.

16:25 Paul and Silas sung a hymn to God - Notwithstanding weariness, hunger stripes, and blood. And the prisoners heard - A song to which they were not accustomed.

16:28 But Paul cried - As they were all then in the dark, it is not easy to say, how Paul knew of the jailer's purpose; unless it were by some immediate notice from God, which is by no means incredible. With a loud voice - Through earnestness, and because he was at some distance. Do thyself no harm - Although the Christian faith opens the prospect into another life, yet it absolutely forbids and effectually prevents a man's discharging himself from this.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 16:26


Ac 16:26 There was a great earthquake. God heard them, too. See Ac 4:31. It was God's angel to loose their bonds, open the prison doors, and magnify their work.

Discussion for Acts 16:26

  • Jonathan kimalu on Acts 16:26
    This verse teaches us that, through prayer every chain in our lives and all devals prissoner will be set free by prayer, prayer is the key to open all doors and power to loose all chains.
  • Anonymous on Acts 16:26
    Same as we run the race of life,we will come to a halt where stoms of life tries to have us in bondage getting down and sad with wordly affairs our bonds are loose by praising God through the good and the bad.never cease praying.


 

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