Acts 2:24

“Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whom God hath raised vp, hauing loosed the paines of death: because it was not possible that hee should be holden of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God gave him back to life, having made him free from the pains of death because it was not possible for him to be overcome by it.
- Basic English Bible

Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death, inasmuch as it was not possible that he should be held by its power;
- Darby Bible

Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
- Webster's Bible

But God has raised Him to life, having terminated the throes of death, for in fact it was not possible for Him to be held fast by death.
- Weymouth Bible

whom God raised up, having freed him from the agony of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
- World English Bible

Whom God reiside, whanne sorewis of helle weren vnboundun, bi that that it was impossible that he were holdun of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

whom God did raise up, having loosed the pains of the death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 2:24


2:24 Having loosed the pains of death - The word properly means, the pains of a woman in travail. As it was not possible that he should be held under it - Because the Scripture must needs be fulfilled.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 2:24


Ac 2:24 Because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. It was not possible that Jesus be held by death, because he had life in himself, and, besides, it was the Father's will that he should arise. This verse epitomizes the four Gospels.

Discussion for Acts 2

  • Irene123
    Acts 2:4 - I've seen the question on here (on the comments back pgs.) - "I've tried to explain to my congregation that the holy ghost and the holy spirit are two separate things." I'm sure v. 4 is where they got this erroneous idea. Had Luke said, "..... as the ghost gave them utterance." it would have been ludicrous, as you can see. Isa. 1:18 - Come now, let us reason together ..... ".
  • Irene123
    Acts 18:2 says Aquila was from Pontus. I got curious, looked up Pontus. And the article reminded me there were people (Greeks, "strangers") present on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2:9. It was during the Roman period that Christianity entered Pontus and near-by areas from the Roman 'dispersion'. God wanted His people to spread His word beyond Jerusalem, and this is how he did it.
  • Irene123
    To Nene - thank-you so much for your encouragement. We're walking with Him and He's revealed His truth to us and we have His strength, but - when people disparage us - it hurts; even people we'll never meet, have never seen. That must be the sorrow of His spirit in us ..... ? But I'm fine, going through a 'dry' spell, but I made contact real good with Jesus this a.m. I love you, Nene, in Jesus.
  • Nene
    Praise the Lord Irene 123...being a chosen vessel of God feels so good but I just wanted to comment you....you're doing a wonderful work for God online and I'm sure else where too cause there is so many need truth...we know it's only a few that are chosen because of the sincere heart and not justifying sin..so I will pray for you to keep doing what you feel lead to do for the kingdom. God Bless!!
  • Irene123
    The 4 gospels laid the foundation for the beginning of Jesus' church. The church began in Acts Ch. 2 with the first message by Peter, then the question, " ..... men and brethren, what shall we do?" Peter's answer, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift if the Holy Ghost."
    This is salvation.
  • Irene123
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, ...............yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged ...... and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Acts 2:37-38

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