Acts 12:15
New International Version
"You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel."

New Living Translation
"You're out of your mind!" they said. When she insisted, they decided, "It must be his angel."

English Standard Version
They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!”

Berean Study Bible
“You are out of your mind,” they told her. But when she kept insisting it was so, they said, “It is his angel.”

Berean Literal Bible
But they said to her, "You are out of your mind." But she kept insisting it to be so. And they kept saying, "It is his angel."

New American Standard Bible
They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is his angel."

King James Bible
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

Christian Standard Bible
"You're out of your mind!" they told her. But she kept insisting that it was true, and they said, "It's his angel."

Contemporary English Version
"You are crazy!" everyone told her. But she kept saying it was Peter. Then they said, "It must be his angel."

Good News Translation
"You are crazy!" they told her. But she insisted that it was true. So they answered, "It is his angel."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You're crazy!" they told her. But she kept insisting that it was true. Then they said, "It's his angel!"

International Standard Version
The other people told her, "You're out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. Then they said, "It's his angel."

NET Bible
But they said to her, "You've lost your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was Peter, and they kept saying, "It is his angel!"

New Heart English Bible
They said to her, "You are crazy." But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were saying to her, “You are crazy.”, and she was protesting, “It is true.” They said to her, “Perhaps it is his messenger.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people told her, "You're crazy!" But she insisted that Peter was at the door. They said, "It has to be his angel."

New American Standard 1977
And they said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. And they kept saying, “It is his angel.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then they said, It is his angel.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said unto her, You are mad. But she continued to affirm that it was so. Then they said, It is his angel.

American King James Version
And they said to her, You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

American Standard Version
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said to her: Thou art mad. But she affirmed that it was so. Then said they: It is his angel.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to her, Thou art mad. But she maintained that it was so. And they said, It is his angel.

English Revised Version
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to her, Thou art insane. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then they said, It is his angel.

Weymouth New Testament
"You are mad," they said. But she strenuously maintained that it was true. "It is his guardian angel," they said.

World English Bible
They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel."

Young's Literal Translation
and they said unto her, 'Thou art mad;' and she was confidently affirming it to be so, and they said, 'It is his messenger;'
Study Bible
The Rescue of Peter
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.” 16But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:10
See that you do not look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Luke 22:59
About an hour later, another man insisted, "Certainly this man was with Him, for he too is a Galilean."

Acts 12:16
But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.

Treasury of Scripture

And they said to her, You are mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

Thou.

Acts 26:24
And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

Job 9:16
If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice.

Mark 16:11,14
And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not…

It is.

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Matthew 18:10
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Luke 24:37,38
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit…







Lexicon
“You are out of your mind,”
Μαίνῃ (Mainē)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3105: To be raving mad, speak as a madman. Middle voice from a primary mao; to rave as a 'maniac'.

they told
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

her.
αὐτὴν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

But [when]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

she kept insisting
διϊσχυρίζετο (diischyrizeto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1340: To assert emphatically, lean upon. From dia and a derivative of ischuros; to stout it through, i.e. Asservate.

[it] was
ἔχειν (echein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

so,
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

they said,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“It is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

angel.”
ἄγγελός (angelos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.
(15) It is his angel.--The language expresses the common belief of the Jews, that every true Israelite had a guardian angel specially assigned to him, who, when he appeared in human form, assumed the likeness of the man whom he protected. It is obvious that the record of the casual utterance of such a belief cannot be taken as an authoritative sanction of it.

Verse 15. - Confidently for constantly, A.V. (for the same use of διι'σχυρίζομαι, see Luke 22:59); and they said for then said they, A.V. It is his angel; meaning probably his guardian angel (Matthew 18:10). But the expression is obscure, and we do not know exactly the nature of the belief on which it was grounded. They must have thought that perhaps Peter had been put to death in prison that very night, and that his angel, speaking with his voice, was sent to announce it to the Church. The narrative is a striking instance how "slow of heart to believe" are even the most devout. They were praying very earnestly for Peter's life; their prayer was granted; and yet the announcement of it only draws out the answer, "Thou art mad!" and then, as an alternative, the explanation, "It is his angel!" 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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