Acts 12:12
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New International Version
When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.

New Living Translation
When he realized this, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many were gathered for prayer.

English Standard Version
When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Berean Study Bible
And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people were gathered together praying.

Berean Literal Bible
And having considered it, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, who is called Mark, where there were many having gathered together and praying.

New American Standard Bible
And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

King James Bible
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many had assembled and were praying.

International Standard Version
When Peter realized what had happened, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where a large number of people had gathered and were praying.

NET Bible
When Peter realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many people had gathered together and were praying.

New Heart English Bible
Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as he pondered this, he came to the house of Maryam, the mother of Yohannan who was surnamed Marqus, because many brethren were gathered there and praying.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Peter realized what had happened, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark. Many people had gathered at her home and were praying.

New American Standard 1977
And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And considering this, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

American King James Version
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

American Standard Version
And when he had considered the thing , he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And considering, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, who was surnamed Mark, where many were gathered together and praying.

Darby Bible Translation
And having become clearly conscious [in himself], he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was surnamed Mark, where were many gathered together and praying.

English Revised Version
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were assembled, praying.

Weymouth New Testament
So, after thinking things over, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John surnamed Mark, where a large number of people were assembled, praying.

World English Bible
Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Young's Literal Translation
also, having considered, he came unto the house of Mary, the mother of John, who is surnamed Mark, where there were many thronged together and praying.
Study Bible
The Rescue of Peter
11Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod’s grasp and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.” 12And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people were gathered together praying. 13He knocked at the outer gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it.…
Cross References
Acts 12:5
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him.

Acts 12:25
When Barnabas and Saul had fulfilled their mission to Jerusalem, they returned, bringing with them John, also called Mark.

Acts 13:5
When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. And John was with them as their helper.

Acts 13:13
After setting sail from Paphos, Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.

Acts 15:37
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark.

Acts 15:39
Their disagreement was so sharp that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus,

Colossians 4:10
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas. You have already received instructions about him: If he comes to you, welcome him.

2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is useful to me in the ministry.

Philemon 1:24
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

1 Peter 5:13
The church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, as does my son Mark.
Treasury of Scripture

And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

he came.

Acts 4:23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all …

Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: …

John.

Acts 12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled …

Acts 13:5,13 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the …

Acts 15:37-39 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark…

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's …

2 Timothy 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you: for he is …

Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow laborers.

where.

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing …

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; …

Matthew 18:19,20 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

(12) Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark.--On the probable identity of this Mark with the evangelist of that name, see Introduction to St. Mark's Gospel. Here we may note (1) that as being mentioned by St. Peter as his "son" (1Peter 5:13) he was probably converted by him; (2) that he was cousin to Barnabas, probably through his mother, and was therefore at least connected with the tribe of Levi (Acts 4:36), and possibly belonging to it; (3) that the fact that Mary's house was the meeting-place of the Church indicates comparative wealth, as did Barnabas's sale of his estate; (4) that the absence of any mention of Mark's father makes it probable that she was a widow; (5) that the Latin name of Marcus indicates some point of contact with Romans or Roman Jews.

Many were gathered together praying.--The facts of the case show that the meeting was held at night, possibly to avoid persecution, or, it may be, as the sequel of the evening gathering to "break bread."

Verse 12. - And were praying for praying, A.V. When he had considered; better, with Meyer and Alford, when he perceived it, viz. the truth of his deliverance. Mary the mother of John was aunt to Barnabas (Colossians 4:10). If Paul and Barnabas were not in her house at the time (which there is no evidence that they were), it is likely that all the particulars of Peter's escape may have been communicated to Paul by John Mark, and by him repeated to Luke. That they went to the house of Mary before their return seems certain from their taking Mark with them to Antioch (ver. 25), possibly to deliver him from the danger Christians were in at Jerusalem at this time. And when he had considered the thing,.... The whole of the salvation wrought for him; or rather, where he should go, to what house he should betake himself; ere he was aware,

he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark. This good woman seems to be a widow, no mention being made of her husband, and was sister to Barnabas, Colossians 4:10. She is described by a son she had, whose name was John Mark, because of the frequent mention made of him hereafter; her house being large, and her heart as large as her house, the saints met here, and were welcome, and where they were at this time, though so late:

where many were gathered together, praying; the Ethiopic version adds, "for him"; and there were some in other places, for one place could not hold them all; see Acts 12:17 they held out to the end in prayer; this was their last effort in this way, and in this they were no doubt exceeding vehement and importunate, and they succeeded; so true is that observation in James 5:16. 12-17. he came to the house of Mary, etc.—who "must have had a house of some pretensions to receive a large number; and, accordingly, we read that her brother Barnabas (Col 4:10) was a person of substance (Ac 4:37). She must also have been distinguished for faith and courage to allow such a meeting in the face of persecution" [Webster and Wilkinson]. To such a house it was natural that Peter should come.

mother of John … Mark—so called to distinguish him from the apostle of that name, and to distinguish her from the other Marys.

where many were gathered together praying—doubtless for Peter's deliverance, and continuing, no doubt, on this the last of the days of unleavened bread, which was their last hope, all night in prayer to God.12:12-19 God's providence leaves room for the use of our prudence, though he has undertaken to perform and perfect what he has begun. These Christians continued in prayer for Peter, for they were truly in earnest. Thus men ought always to pray, and not to faint. As long as we are kept waiting for a mercy, we must continue praying for it. But sometimes that which we most earnestly wish for, we are most backward to believe. The Christian law of self-denial and of suffering for Christ, has not done away the natural law of caring for our own safety by lawful means. In times of public danger, all believers have God for their hiding-place; which is so secret, that the world cannot find them. Also, the instruments of persecution are themselves exposed to danger; the wrath of God hangs over all that engage in this hateful work. And the range of persecutors often vents itself on all in its way.
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