Acts 12:14
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New International Version
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!"

New Living Translation
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and told everyone, "Peter is standing at the door!"

English Standard Version
Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate.

Berean Study Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that she forgot to open the gate, but ran inside and announced, "Peter is standing at the gate!"

Berean Literal Bible
And having recognized Peter's voice, from joy she did not open the gate, but having run in, she reported Peter to be standing before the gate.

New American Standard Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

King James Bible
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She recognized Peter's voice, and because of her joy, she did not open the gate but ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gateway."

International Standard Version
On recognizing Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed that she didn't open the gate but ran back inside and announced that Peter was standing at the gate.

NET Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she did not open the gate, but ran back in and told them that Peter was standing at the gate.

New Heart English Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, she did not open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She recognized the voice of Shimeon and in her joy she did not open the door to him, as she went back running and saying to them, “Shimeon, behold, is standing at the door of the courtyard!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so happy that instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and reported, "Peter is standing at the door!"

New American Standard 1977
And when she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when she recognized Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in and told how Peter stood at the gate.

King James 2000 Bible
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

American King James Version
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

American Standard Version
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as soon as she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but running in she told that Peter stood before the gate.

Darby Bible Translation
and having recognised the voice of Peter, through joy did not open the entry, but running in, reported that Peter was standing before the entry.

English Revised Version
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate

Weymouth New Testament
and recognizing Peter's voice, for very joy she did not open the door, but ran in and told them that Peter was standing there.

World English Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, she didn't open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.

Young's Literal Translation
and having known the voice of Peter, from the joy she did not open the porch, but having run in, told of the standing of Peter before the porch,
Study Bible
The Rescue of Peter
13He knocked at the outer gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it. 14When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that she forgot to open the gate, but ran inside and announced, “Peter is standing at the gate! 15“You are out of your mind,” they told her. But when she kept insisting it was so, they said, “It is his angel.”…
Cross References
Matthew 14:35
And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding region. People brought all the sick to Him,

Luke 24:41
While they were still in disbelief because of their joy and amazement, He asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"
Treasury of Scripture

And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

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Matthew 28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great …

Luke 24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said to …

(14) She opened not the gate for gladness.--The slave, it would seem, had shared the anxiety and borne her part in the prayers of the Church; and the eager desire to tell the good news that their prayers had been answered overpowers her presence of mind. There is something characteristic of the writer in this analysis of a state of consciousness. (See Note on Acts 12:9, and Luke 24:14.)

Verse 14. - Joy for gladness, A.V.; that for how, A.V. When she knew Peter's voice. This evidence of Peter's intimacy with the family of Mary is in remarkable agreement with 1 Peter 5:13, "Greet Marcus my son." And when she knew Peter's voice,.... often heard him preach and converse in the family:

she opened not the gate for gladness, filled with joy to hear his voice, and that he was delivered from prison, and in haste to carry the welcome news to the company within, stayed not to open the gate, and let Peter in:

but ran in and told how Peter stood before the gate: she went into the house in a great hurry, and related to them within, that Peter was at the door without. 14. opened not for gladness, but ran in and told, etc.—How exquisite is this touch of nature!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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