Acts 12:12
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 had gathered together and were 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.

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.

New King James Version
So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together 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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
When he realized what had happened, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, who was also called Mark, where many [believers] were gathered together and were praying continually [and had been praying all night].

Christian Standard Bible
As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was called Mark, where many had assembled and were 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.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
Then Peter went to the house of Mary the mother of John whose other name was Mark. Many of the Lord's followers had come together there 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.

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.

Good News Translation
Aware of his situation, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many people had gathered and were 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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
also, having considered, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John, who is surnamed Mark, where there were many thronged together and 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 had gathered together and were 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.


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 that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

Acts 16:40
And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

John.

Acts 12:25
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Acts 13:5,13
And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister…

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

where.

Acts 12:5
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

Isaiah 65:24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Matthew 18:19,20
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And [when]
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

he had realized [this],
Συνιδών (Synidōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4894: To know, consider, be privy to.

he went
ἦλθεν (ēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

house
οἰκίαν (oikian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Mary
Μαρίας (Marias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3137: Or Mariam of Hebrew origin; Maria or Mariam, the name of six Christian females.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mother
μητρὸς (mētros)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

of John,
Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

[also]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

called
ἐπικαλουμένου (epikaloumenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 1941: (a) To call (name) by a supplementary (additional, alternative) name, (b) mid: To call upon, appeal to, address.

Mark,
Μάρκου (Markou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3138: Of Latin origin; Marcus, a Christian.

where
οὗ (hou)
Adverb
Strong's 3757: Where, whither, when, in what place. Genitive case of hos as adverb; at which place, i.e. Where.

many [people]
ἱκανοὶ (hikanoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2425: From hiko; competent, i.e. Ample or fit.

were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

gathered together
συνηθροισμένοι (synēthroismenoi)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4867: To gather together, assemble. From sun and athroizo; to convene.

praying.
προσευχόμενοι (proseuchomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.


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