Acts 12:7
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New International Version
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists.

New Living Translation
Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, "Quick! Get up!" And the chains fell off his wrists.

English Standard Version
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.

Berean Study Bible
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And the chains fell off his wrists.

Berean Literal Bible
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the cell. And having struck Peter's side, he woke him up, saying, "Rise up in haste." And his chains fell off the hands.

New American Standard Bible
And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands.

King James Bible
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, "Quick, get up!" Then the chains fell off his wrists."

International Standard Version
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on his side, woke him up, and said, "Get up quickly!" His chains fell from his wrists.

NET Bible
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly!" And the chains fell off Peter's wrists.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Angel of THE LORD JEHOVAH stood over him, and the light shone in the entire place and he jabbed him in the side and raised him up and said to him, “Arise quickly.” And the chains fell from his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, an angel from the Lord stood near Peter, and his cell was filled with light. The angel nudged Peter's side, woke him up, and said, "Hurry! Get up!" At that moment the chains fell from Peter's hands.

New American Standard 1977
And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and roused him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shone in the prison, and he smote Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, Arise quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he struck Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

American King James Version
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

American Standard Version
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the cell: and he smote Peter on the side, and awoke him, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold an angel of the Lord stood by him: and a light shined in the room: and he striking Peter on the side, raised him up, saying: Arise quickly. And the chains fell off from his hands.

Darby Bible Translation
And lo, an angel of [the] Lord came there, and a light shone in the prison: and having smitten the side of Peter, he roused him up, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off his hands.

English Revised Version
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the cell: and he smote Peter on the side, and awoke him, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison; and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Weymouth New Testament
Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell; and, striking Peter on the side, he woke him and said, "Rise quickly." Instantly the chains dropped off his wrists.

World English Bible
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands.

Young's Literal Translation
and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood by, and a light shone in the buildings, and having smitten Peter on the side, he raised him up, saying, 'Rise in haste,' and his chains fell from off his hands.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:6-11 A peaceful conscience, a lively hope, and the consolations of the Holy Spirit, can keep men calm in the full prospect of death; even those very persons who have been most distracted with terrors on that account. God's time to help, is when things are brought to the last extremity. Peter was assured that the Lord would cause this trial to end in the way that should be most for his glory. Those who are delivered out of spiritual imprisonment must follow their Deliverer, like the Israelites when they went out of the house of bondage. They knew not whither they went, but knew whom they followed. When God will work salvation for his people, all difficulties in their way will be overcome, even gates of iron are made to open of their own accord. This deliverance of Peter represents our redemption by Christ, which not only proclaims liberty to the captives, but brings them out of the prison-house. Peter, when he recollected himself, perceived what great things God had done for him. Thus souls delivered out of spiritual bondage, are not at first aware what God has wrought in them; many have the truth of grace, that want evidence of it. But when the Comforter comes, whom the Father will send, sooner or later, he will let them know what a blessed change is wrought.
Study Bible
The Rescue of Peter
6On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison. 7Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists. 8“Get dressed and put on your sandals.” said the angel. Peter did so, and the angel told him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”…
Cross References
Psalm 68:6
God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 107:14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart.

Jeremiah 40:1
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD after Nebuzaradan captain of the bodyguard had released him from Ramah, when he had taken him bound in chains among all the exiles of Jerusalem and Judah who were being exiled to Babylon.

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.

Matthew 2:13
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up!" he said. "Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him."

Luke 2:9
Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Luke 24:4
While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them.

Acts 5:19
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,

Acts 12:8
"Get dressed and put on your sandals." said the angel. Peter did so, and the angel told him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me."

Acts 16:26
Suddenly a strong earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. At once all the doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose.
Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

the angel.

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave …

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought …

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; …

Acts 27:23,24 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and …

1 Kings 19:5,7 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel …

Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and delivers them.

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him…

Isaiah 37:30 And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as …

Daniel 6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they …

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

and a.

Acts 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined …

2 Samuel 22:29 For you are my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

Ezekiel 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of …

Micah 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against …

Habakkuk 3:4,11 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his …

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, …

Arise.

Genesis 19:15,16 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, …

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

And his. The two chains with which his hands were fastened to those of the two soldiers between whom he slept. This, it appears, was the Roman method of securing a prisoner, and seems to be what is intimated in ver.

Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter …

Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter …

Acts 2:24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

Acts 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations …

Psalm 105:18-20 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron…

Psalm 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke …

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of …

Psalm 142:6,7 Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; …

Psalm 146:7 Which executes judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the …

Daniel 3:24,25 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, …

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