Acts 5:15

“Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 5:15

Insomuch þt they brought foorth the sicke into the streetes, and layed them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by, might ouershadow some of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

insomuch that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some one of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they even took into the streets people who were ill, and put them on beds, so that when Peter went by, some of them might be in his shade.
- Basic English Bible

so that they brought out the sick into the streets and put [them] on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter, when he came, might overshadow some one of them.
- Darby Bible

So that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
- Webster's Bible

so that they would even bring out their sick friends into the streets and lay them on light couches or mats, in order that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or other of them.
- Weymouth Bible

They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them.
- World English Bible

so that thei brouyten out sike men in to stretis, and leiden in litle beddis and couchis, that whanne Petre cam, nameli the schadew of hym schulde schadewe ech of hem, and thei schulden be delyuerid fro her syknessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

so as into the broad places to bring forth the ailing, and to lay [them] upon couches and mats, that at the coming of Peter, even [his] shadow might overshadow some one of them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 5:15

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:15


5:13 None of the rest - No formalists or hypocrites, durst join themselves - In an outward show only, like Ananias and Sapphira.

5:14 But so much the more were true believers added, because unbelievers kept at a distance.

5:17 The high priest - and the sect of the Sadducees - A goodly company for the priest! He, and these deniers of any angel or resurrection, were filled with zeal - Angry, bitter, persecuting zeal.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:15


Ac 5:15,16 They brought forth the sick into the streets. The fame of the miracles, and especially of Peter's, caused this to be done. The shadow of Peter. It is not said that the shadow of Peter falling on them did any good, but the people supposed it might. The object is to show the great favor of the apostles with the people. It was a time, however, when multitudes of miracles were wrought.

Discussion for Acts 5:15

  • Edward Karinen on Acts 5:15
    It is not distinctive here that the shadow of Peter heals anyone. They, the people, saw a lot of healing going on in Acts 15 that they hoped it to be so that they brought all into the streets that were sick to be healed. It does not state the shadow of Peter healed them, but it is possible by God for it to happen. Although, you will not find in the Gospels where anyone was healed by the shadow of Christ.


 

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