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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Peter continued knocking, and when they had opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

King James 2000 Bible
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
But Peter continued knocking: and having 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Peter continued knocking. And when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

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,
Study Bible
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 is his angel.” 16But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. 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 is 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.







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

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2925: To knock, beat a door with a stick, to gain admittance. Apparently a primary verb; to rap.

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

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

they saw
εἶδαν (eidan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 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.

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

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