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

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Peter continued knocking. When they finally opened the door and saw him, they were amazed.

English Standard Version
But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.

Berean Study Bible
But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astounded.

Berean Literal Bible
But Peter continued knocking. And having opened it, they saw him and were amazed.

King James Bible
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

New King James Version
Now Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

New American Standard Bible
But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.

NASB 1995
But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.

NASB 1977
But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.

Amplified Bible
But [meanwhile] Peter continued knocking; and when they opened the door and saw him, they were completely amazed.

Christian Standard Bible
Peter, however, kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were amazed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Peter, however, kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astounded.

American Standard Version
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Shimeon was knocking at the gate and they went out and saw him and they marveled among themselves.

Contemporary English Version
But Peter kept on knocking, until finally they opened the gate. They saw him and were completely amazed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened, they saw him, and were astonished.

English Revised Version
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

Good News Translation
Meanwhile Peter kept on knocking. At last they opened the door, and when they saw him, they were amazed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Peter kept knocking. When they opened the door, they were shocked to see him.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Peter kept on knocking and knocking. When they opened the gate, they saw him and were amazed.

Literal Standard Version
and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were astonished,

NET Bible
Now Peter continued knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were greatly astonished.

New Heart English Bible
But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile Peter went on knocking, until at last they opened the door and saw that it was really he, and were filled with amazement.

World English Bible
But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

Young's Literal Translation
and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were astonished,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rescue of Peter
15“You are out of your mind,” they told her. But when she kept insisting it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” 16But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astounded. 17Peter motioned with his hand for silence, and he described how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. “Send word to James and to the brothers,” he said, and he left for another place.…

Cross References
Acts 12:15
"You are out of your mind," they told her. But when she kept insisting it was so, they said, "It must be his angel."

Acts 12:17
Peter motioned with his hand for silence, and he described how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Send word to James and to the brothers," he said, and he left for another place.


Treasury of Scripture

But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.









Verse 16. - Opened for opened the door, A.V.; they... and for and... they, A.V.; amazed for astonished, A.V. (see Acts 8:9, note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

kept on
ἐπέμενεν (epemenen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1961: (a) I remain, tarry, (b) I remain in, persist in. From epi and meno; to stay over, i.e. Remain.

knocking,
κρούων (krouōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2925: To knock, beat a door with a stick, to gain admittance. Apparently a primary verb; to rap.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[when] they opened [the door],
ἀνοίξαντες (anoixantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

they saw
εἶδαν (eidan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

were amazed.
ἐξέστησαν (exestēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1839: From ek and histemi; to put out of wits, i.e. Astound, or become astounded, insane.


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