Acts 5:15
New International Version
As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

New Living Translation
As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by.

English Standard Version
so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

Berean Study Bible
As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

Berean Literal Bible
so as even to bring out the sick into the streets, and to put them on cots and mats, that of Peter coming, at least the shadow might envelop some of them.

King James Bible
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

New King James Version
so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them.

New American Standard Bible
to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any of them.

NASB 1995
to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them.

NASB 1977
to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets, and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on any one of them.

Amplified Bible
to such an extent that they even carried their sick out into the streets and put them on cots and sleeping pads, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on one of them [with healing power].

Christian Standard Bible
As a result, they would carry the sick out into the streets and lay them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As a result, they would carry the sick out into the streets and lay them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

American Standard Version
insomuch that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some one of them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So that they were bringing the sick out into the streets lying in litters, that when Shimeon would come, at least his shadow might overshadow them.

Contemporary English Version
Then sick people were brought out to the road and placed on mats. It was hoped that Peter would walk by, and his shadow would fall on them and heal them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow at the least, might overshadow any of them, and they might be delivered from their infirmities.

English Revised Version
insomuch that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some one of them.

Good News Translation
As a result of what the apostles were doing, sick people were carried out into the streets and placed on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a result, people carried their sick into the streets. They placed them on stretchers and cots so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some sick people as he went by.

International Standard Version
As a result, people kept carrying their sick into the streets and placing them on stretchers and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he went by.

Literal Standard Version
so as to bring forth the ailing into the broad places, and to lay [them] on beds and pallets, that at the coming of Peter, even [his] shadow might overshadow someone of them;

NET Bible
Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets, and put them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow would fall on some of them.

New Heart English Bible
They even carried out the sick into the streets, and put them on cots and mats, so that as Peter came by at the least his shadow would fall on some of them.

Weymouth New Testament
so that they would even bring out their sick friends into the streets and lay them on light couches or mats, in order that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or other of them.

World English Bible
They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them.

Young's Literal Translation
so as into the broad places to bring forth the ailing, and to lay them upon couches and mats, that at the coming of Peter, even his shadow might overshadow some one of them;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Apostles Heal Many
14Yet more and more believers were brought to the Lord—large numbers of both men and women. 15As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16Crowds also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.…

Cross References
Mark 6:55
and ran through that whole region, carrying the sick on mats to wherever they heard He was.

Acts 5:16
Crowds also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.

Acts 19:12
so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and the diseases and evil spirits left them.


Treasury of Scripture

So that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

they brought.

Acts 19:11,12
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: …

Matthew 9:21
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

Matthew 14:36
And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

into the streets.









(15) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick . . .--The tense implies habitual action. For some days or weeks the sick were laid all along the streets--the broad open streets, as distinct from the lanes and alleys (see Note on Matthew 6:5)--by which the Apostle went to and fro between his home and the Temple.

That at the least the shadow of Peter . . . .--It is implied in the next verse that the hope was not disappointed. Assuming that miracles are possible, and that the narratives of the Gospels indicate generally the laws that govern them, there is nothing in the present narrative that is not in harmony with those laws. Christ healed sometimes directly by a word, without contact of any kind (Matthew 8:13; John 4:52); sometimes through material media--the fringe of His garment (Matthew 9:20), or the clay smeared over the blind man's eyes (John 9:5) becoming channels through which the healing virtue passed. All that was wanted was the expectation of an intense faith, as the subjective condition on the one side, the presence of an objective supernatural power on the other, and any medium upon which the imagination might happen to fix itself as a help to faith. So afterwards the "hand, kerchiefs and aprons" from St. Paul's skin do what the shadow of St. Peter does here (Acts 19:12). In the use of oil, as in Mark 6:13, James 5:14, we find a medium employed which had in itself a healing power, with which the prayer of faith was to co-operate. . . .

Verse 15. - Even carried out for brought forth, A.V. and T.R.; that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow for that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by, A.V.; some one for some, A.V. Insomuch; not to be referred back to the first part of ver. 12, as indicated by the parenthesis in the A.V., but to the whole description of the Church's glorification in vers. 12-14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As a result,
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

[people] brought
ἐκφέρειν (ekpherein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1627: To bring out, carry out, sometimes out of the city for burial; I bring forth, bear, produce. From ek and phero; to bear out.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sick
ἀσθενεῖς (astheneis)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 772: (lit: not strong), (a) weak (physically, or morally), (b) infirm, sick. Strengthless.

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

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

streets
πλατείας (plateias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4113: A street, public square, broad way. Feminine of platus; a wide 'plat' or 'place', i.e. Open square.

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

laid [them]
τιθέναι (tithenai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

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

cots
κλιναρίων (klinariōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2826: A couch or litter of a sick person. Neuter of a presumed derivative of kline; a pallet or little couch.

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

mats,
κραβάττων (krabattōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 2895: A bed, mattress, mat of a poor man. Probably of foreign origin; a mattress.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

at least
κἂν (kan)
Conjunction
Strong's 2579: And if, even if, even, at least. From kai and ean; and if.

Peter’s
Πέτρου (Petrou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

shadow
σκιὰ (skia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4639: Apparently a primary word; 'shade' or a shadow (darkness of error or an adumbration).

might fall on
ἐπισκιάσῃ (episkiasē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1982: To overshadow, envelop; to cast a shade upon, i.e. to envelop in a haze of brilliancy.

some
τινὶ (tini)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of them
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

as he passed by.
ἐρχομένου (erchomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.


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