Acts 5:23

“Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Saying, The prison truely found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doores, but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

saying, "We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, The doors of the prison were safely shut, and the keepers were at the doors, but when they were open, there was nobody inside.
- Basic English Bible

saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened [them], within we found no one.
- Darby Bible

Saying, The prison truly we found shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
- Webster's Bible

saying, "The jail we found quite safely locked, and the warders were on guard at the doors, but upon going in we found no one there."
- Weymouth Bible

We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!
- World English Bible

and teelden, and seiden, We founden the prisoun schit with al diligence, and the keperis stondynge at the yatis; but we opneden, and founden no man ther ynne.
- Wycliffe Bible

saying -- `The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors, and having opened -- within we found no one.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 5:23


5:23 We found the prison shut - The angel probably had shut the doors again.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 5:23


Ac 5:23 The prison truly found we shut. All was as usual and the guards before the doors, but the prisoners gone.

Discussion for Acts 5:23

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