Acts 5:19
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New International Version
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

New Living Translation
But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,

English Standard Version
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,

Berean Study Bible
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,

Berean Literal Bible
But during the night an angel of the Lord, having opened the doors of the jail, having brought them out, also said,

New American Standard Bible
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,

King James Bible
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail during the night, brought them out, and said,"

International Standard Version
But at night the angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and led them out. The angel told them,

NET Bible
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said,

New Heart English Bible
But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then in the night The Angel of THE LORD JEHOVAH opened the door of the prison and brought them out, and he said to them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But at night an angel from the Lord opened the doors to their cell and led them out of the prison.

New American Standard 1977
But an angel of the Lord during the night opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors and brought them forth and said,

King James 2000 Bible
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

American King James Version
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

American Standard Version
But an angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them out, and said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But an angel of the Lord by night opening the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said:

Darby Bible Translation
But an angel of [the] Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said,

English Revised Version
But an angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them out, and said,

Webster's Bible Translation
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison-doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Weymouth New Testament
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,

World English Bible
But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said,

Young's Literal Translation
and a messenger of the Lord through the night opened the doors of the prison, having also brought them forth, he said,
Study Bible
The Apostles Arrested and Freed
18They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying, 20“Go, stand in the temple courts and tell the people the full message of this new life.”…
Cross References
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 1:20
But after he had pondered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the One conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:24
When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and embraced Mary as his wife.

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."

Matthew 2:19
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.

Matthew 28:2
Suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled away the stone, and sat on it.

Luke 1:11
Just then, an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of the incense.

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.

Acts 8:26
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go south to the desert road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."

Acts 10:3
One day at about the ninth hour, he had a clear vision of an angel of God who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"
Treasury of Scripture

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Acts 12:7-11 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came on him, and a light shined …

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

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

Psalm 105:17-20 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant…

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

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

(19) But the angel of the Lord.--Better, an angel. The fact is obviously recorded by St. Luke as supernatural. Those who do not accept that view of it, and yet wish to maintain the general historical character of the narrative, are driven to the hypothesis that the "angel" was some jealous and courageous disciple; and that the Apostle, in the darkness of the night and the excitement of his liberation, ascribed his rescue to the intervention of an angel. Acts 12:7 may be noted as another instance of a like interposition. It has sometimes been urged, with something of a sneer, what was the use of such a deliverance as this, when the Apostles were again arrested on the very next day. The answer to such a question is not far to seek. (1) The marvellous deliverance was a sign, not without its influence on the subsequent decision of the Council, and on the courage of the two Apostles. (2) It was no small boon for them to be delivered even for a few hours from the vile companionship to which they had been condemned.

Verse 19. - An angel for the angel, A.V.; out for forth, A.V. An angel, etc. The phrase is a translation of the Old Testament phrase מַלְאַך יְהוָה. But in Hebrew it is impossible to insert the definite article before יְהוָה, and therefore the phrase is properly rendered, "the angel of the Lord." In the passage before us and other similar passages, Κύριος seems to stand for יְוָה, and therefore the rendering of the A.V. would seem to be right, in spite of what is said by eminent grammarians to the contrary. Compare, too, the phrases ὁδὸν εἰρήνηνς (Luke 1:19); ῤῆμα Θεοῦ (Luke 3:2); φωνὴ βοῶντος (Luke 3:4); and see especially Luke 2:9, where, ἄγγελος Κυρίου ("the angel of the Lord,) and δόξα Κυρίου ("the glory of the Lord") stand in parallel clauses. The R.V. inconsistently renders the first "an angel," and the second" the glory." In like manner φωνὴ Κυρίου (Acts 7:31) is "the voice of the Lord;" and in Psalm 29. (28, Septuagint) 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, the LXX. have uniformly φωνὴ Κυρίου for קול יְהוָה (see Acts 8:26, note). Out (comp. Acts 12:7, etc.). But the angel of the Lord,.... Or "of God", as the Arabic and Ethiopic versions read, whether Michael, as some have thought, or Gabriel, or what particular angel, is not material to know. However, it was a good angel, an elect angel, one of those ministering spirits sent by God to minister to the heirs of promise; one of those angels that excel in strength, as appears by what he did: for he

by night opened the prison doors; where the apostles were put, and which had more doors than one, and these strong and close shut, and guarded by keepers; but were easily opened by the angel. It was very likely at, or towards the evening, when the apostles were taken, and therefore they were committed to prison, there to lie all night, till next morning, when the sanhedrim would meet together to consult what to do with them:

and brought them forth; out of the prison, leading them out at the doors he had opened for them:

and said; the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions add, "to them"; that is, to the apostles, as follows. 19. by night—the same night.5:17-25 There is no prison so dark, so strong, but God can visit his people in it, and, if he pleases, fetch them out. Recoveries from sickness, releases out of trouble, are granted, not that we may enjoy the comforts of life, but that God may be honoured with the services of our life. It is not for the preachers of Christ's gospel to retire into corners, as long as they can have any opportunity of preaching in the great congregation. They must preach to the lowest, whose souls are as precious to Christ as the souls of the greatest. Speak to all, for all are concerned. Speak as those who resolve to stand to it, to live and die by it. Speak all the words of this heavenly, divine life, in comparison with which the present earthly life does not deserve the name. These words of life, which the Holy Ghost puts into your mouth. The words of the gospel are the words of life; words whereby we may be saved. How wretched are those who are vexed at the success of the gospel! They cannot but see that the word and power of the Lord are against them; and they tremble for the consequences, yet they will go on.
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