Acts 5:18

“And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And laid their hands on the Apostles, & put them in the common prison.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took the Apostles and put them in the common prison.
- Basic English Bible

and laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public prison.
- Darby Bible

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
- Webster's Bible

and laid hands upon the Apostles, and put them into the public jail.
- Weymouth Bible

and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.
- World English Bible

and leiden hondis on the apostlis, and puttiden hem in the comyn warde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and laid their hands upon the apostles, and did put them in a public prison;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:18


Ac 5:18 Put them in the common prison. In the city jail, among malefactors. Van Lenneps says: ``The "common prison", corresponding to our jail, consists of a single room in the governor's cellar, with a floor of earth, and one small window, where all manner of people, from the murderer to the insolent debtor, are promiscuously crowded together. The only furniture consists of a bench, always occupied by the strongest; the rest lie on the floor, or stand. We have visited prisons of this kind where we could only stand a few moments upon the threshold on account of the foul air. The keepers remain outside of the door (Ac 5:23), but the prisoners are not bound.''

Discussion for Acts 5:18

  • acts 15-18 how many people where their and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.

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