Acts 5:18
New International Version
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

New Living Translation
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

English Standard Version
they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison.

Berean Study Bible
and arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

Berean Literal Bible
and they laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public jail.

King James Bible
And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

New King James Version
and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.

New American Standard Bible
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public prison.

NASB 1995
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.

NASB 1977
and they laid hands on the apostles, and put them in a public jail.

Amplified Bible
They arrested the apostles and put them in a public jail.

Christian Standard Bible
So they arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they arrested the apostles and put them in the city jail.

American Standard Version
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they laid hands on the Apostles and seized and bound them in prison.

Contemporary English Version
They arrested the apostles and put them in the city jail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they laid hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

English Revised Version
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward.

Good News Translation
They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
by arresting the apostles and putting them in the city jail.

International Standard Version
arrested the apostles, and put them in the city jail.

Literal Standard Version
and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in a public prison;

NET Bible
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.

New Heart English Bible
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.

Weymouth New Testament
and laid hands upon the Apostles, and put them into the public jail.

World English Bible
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.

Young's Literal Translation
and laid their hands upon the apostles, and did put them in a public prison;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Apostles Arrested and Freed
17Then the high priest and all his associates, who belonged to the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. They went out 18and arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out, saying,…

Cross References
Jeremiah 37:15
The officials were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison.

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

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


Treasury of Scripture

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 4:3
And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

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.

Acts 12:5-7
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him…









(18) Put them in the common prison.--The word is the same as the "ward "of Acts 4:3. The addition of the word "common" or "public" perhaps indicates a greater severity of treatment. They were not merely kept in custody, but dealt with as common criminals, compelled to herd with ruffians and robbers and murderers.

Verse 18. - Laid hands (as Acts 4:3, A.V. and R.V.) for laid their hands, A.V. and T.R.; in public ward for in the common prison, A.V. Laid hands, etc. Laid their hands is equally right, even when αὑτῶν is omitted, as the translation of τὰς χεῖρας. There is no difference in the sense in the two renderings, or in the two passages, though in Acts 4:3 the phrase is ἐπέβαλον αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας, and here ἐπέβαλον τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τοὺς ἀποστόλους. In public ward. The A.V. is more idiomatic and expresses exactly what is meant by the phrase τηρήσει δημοσίᾳ. Meyer quotes the phrases τὸ δημόσιον in Thucydides, and οἰκία δημόσια in Xenophon for the common piton (see Acts 4:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
They arrested
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.

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.

apostles
ἀποστόλους (apostolous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

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

put
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.

them
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] public
δημοσίᾳ (dēmosia)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1219: Public, publicly. From demos; public; in public.

jail.
τηρήσει (tērēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5084: A prison; observance (as of precepts). From tereo; a watching, i.e. observance, or a prison.


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