Acts 4:3
New International Version
They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.

New Living Translation
They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning.

English Standard Version
And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.

Berean Study Bible
They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in custody until the next day.

Berean Literal Bible
And they laid hands on them and put them in custody until the next day; for it was already evening.

King James Bible
And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

New King James Version
And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.

New American Standard Bible
And they laid hands on them and put them in prison until the next day, for it was already evening.

NASB 1995
And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.

NASB 1977
And they laid hands on them, and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.

Amplified Bible
So they arrested them and put them in jail until the next day, because it was evening.

Christian Standard Bible
So they seized them and took them into custody until the next day since it was already evening.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they seized them and put them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening.

American Standard Version
And they laid hands on them, and put them in ward unto the morrow: for it was now eventide.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they laid hands upon them and kept them to the next day, because evening was approaching.

Contemporary English Version
It was already late in the afternoon, and they arrested Peter and John and put them in jail for the night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they laid hands upon them, and put them in hold till the next day; for it was now evening.

English Revised Version
And they laid hands on them, and put them in ward unto the morrow: for it was now eventide.

Good News Translation
So they arrested them and put them in jail until the next day, since it was already late.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the temple guards arrested them. Since it was already evening, they put Peter and John in jail until the next day.

International Standard Version
So they arrested them and placed them in custody until the next day, since it was already evening.

Literal Standard Version
and they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was evening already;

NET Bible
So they seized them and put them in jail until the next day (for it was already evening).

New Heart English Bible
They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.

Weymouth New Testament
They arrested the two Apostles and lodged them in custody till the next day; for it was already evening.

World English Bible
They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening.

Young's Literal Translation
and they laid hands upon them, and did put them in custody unto the morrow, for it was evening already;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Peter and John Before the Council
2greatly disturbed that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in custody until the next day. 4But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.…

Cross References
Matthew 4:12
When Jesus heard that John had been imprisoned, He withdrew to Galilee.

Acts 5:18
and arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.


Treasury of Scripture

And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold to the next day: for it was now eventide.

laid.

Acts 5:18
And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 6:12
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,

Acts 8:3
As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.









(3) It was now eventide.--The narrative started, it will be remembered, from 3 P.M. (Acts 3:1). The "eventide" began at 6 P.M.

Put them in hold.--Literally, in custody. In Acts 5:18, the word is translated "prison." The old noun survives in our modern word "strong-hold."

Verse 3. - Ward for hold, A.V. (see ver. 18); morrow for next day, A.V. They laid hands on them. The harsh persecution of the disciples at Jerusalem at this time when the Sadducees were in power is in exact accordance with Josephus's statement in the passage just referred to, that the Sadducees were more severe and cruel in their administration of justice than any other Jews. Their tenet of no life to come made them look to severe punishments in this life.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
They seized
ἐπέβαλον (epebalon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1911: From epi and ballo; to throw upon; specially to reflect; impersonally, to belong to.

[Peter and John],
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

it was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

already
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

evening,
ἑσπέρα (hespera)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2073: Evening. Feminine of an adjective hesperos; the eve.

they put [them]
ἔθεντο (ethento)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

custody
τήρησιν (tērēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5084: A prison; observance (as of precepts). From tereo; a watching, i.e. observance, or a prison.

until
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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.

next day.
αὔριον (aurion)
Adverb
Strong's 839: Tomorrow. From a derivative of the same as aer; properly, fresh, i.e. to-morrow.


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