Acts 3:1

“Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe Peter and Iohn went vp together into the Temple at the houre of prayer, beeing the ninth houre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth {hour,} the hour of prayer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, `being' the ninth `hour'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Peter and John were going up to the Temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer;
- Basic English Bible

And Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [which is] the ninth [hour];
- Darby Bible

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple, at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
- Webster's Bible

One day Peter and John were going up to the Temple for the hour of prayer--the ninth hour--and, just then,
- Weymouth Bible

Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
- World English Bible

And Petre and Joon wenten vp in to the temple, at the nynthe our of preiyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter and John were going up at the same time to the temple, at the hour of the prayer, the ninth [hour],
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 3:1


3:1 The ninth hour - The Jews divided the time from sunrise to sunset into twelve hours; which were consequently of unequal length at different times of the year, as the days were longer or shorter. The third hour therefore was nine in the morning; the ninth, three in the afternoon; but not exactly. For the third hour was the middle space between sunrise and noon; which, if the sun rose at five, (the earliest hour of its rising in that climate,) was half an hour after eight: if at seven (the latest hour of its rising there) was half an hour after nine. The chief hours of prayer were the third and ninth; at which seasons the morning and evening sacrifices were offered, and incense (a kind of emblem representing prayer) burnt on the golden altar.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 3:1


Ac 3:1 The First Persecution SUMMARY OF ACTS 3: Peter and John at the Temple. The Lame Man Healed. The Wonder of the Multitude. Peter Preaches Christ to Them. The Prophet Like Unto Moses. Peter and John. These two apostles were very closely associated in the early work of the church. They are often named together. Into the temple. The Jewish Christians still continued to observe many of the rites of Jewish worship, and, in addition, they preached Christ to the multitudes in the temple courts. It was years before they were fully emancipated from Judaism. At the hour of prayer. The ninth hour, three o'clock p.m., the hour of the evening sacrifice, when devout Jews were accustomed to gather at the temple to pray. The miracle that follows is one of many (Ac 2:43), but is recorded because it led to the first persecution.

Discussion for Acts 3:1

  • Why other versions say 3 o 'clock and others say ninenth hour. Acts 3:1
  • Aubrey Senna for verse 1
    I think this chapter is all about our faith that with faith we do what is above man s imagination. Please pray for me ineed to know how to pray in faith amn
  • Ralph De Jesus for verse 1
    Peter and John went to the temple for their daily evening devotional to offer prayer and thanks to the lord

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