Acts 5:23
New International Version
"We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

New Living Translation
"The jail was securely locked, with the guards standing outside, but when we opened the gates, no one was there!"

English Standard Version
“We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.”

Berean Study Bible
“We found the jail securely locked, with the guards posted at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.”

Berean Literal Bible
saying, "We found the prison house shut, with all security, and the guards standing before the doors; but having opened them, we found no one inside."

New American Standard Bible
saying, "We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside."

King James Bible
Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Christian Standard Bible
"We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing in front of the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

Contemporary English Version
"We found the jail locked tight and the guards standing at the doors. But when we opened the doors and went in, we didn't find anyone there."

Good News Translation
"When we arrived at the jail, we found it locked up tight and all the guards on watch at the gates; but when we opened the gates, we found no one inside!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing in front of the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"

International Standard Version
"We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

NET Bible
"We found the jail locked securely and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

New Heart English Bible
"We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying, “We found the prison locked securely by the guards who were standing at the door, and we opened it and we found no one there.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors. However, when we opened the doors, we found no one inside."

New American Standard 1977
saying, “We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
saying, We certainly found the prison shut with all security and the keepers standing outside before the doors, but when we had opened, we found no one within.

King James 2000 Bible
Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing outside before the doors: but when we had opened it, we found no man within.

American King James Version
Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

American Standard Version
saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: The prison indeed we found shut with all diligence, and the keepers standing before the doors; but opening it, we found no man within.

Darby Bible Translation
saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened [them], within we found no one.

English Revised Version
saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying, The prison truly we found shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Weymouth New Testament
saying, "The jail we found quite safely locked, and the warders were on guard at the doors, but upon going in we found no one there."

World English Bible
"We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"

Young's Literal Translation
saying -- 'The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors, and having opened -- within we found no one.'
Study Bible
The Apostles Arrested and Freed
22But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they returned with the report: 23“We found the jail securely locked, with the guards posted at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.…
Cross References
Acts 5:22
But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they returned with the report:

Acts 5:24
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this account, they were perplexed as to what was happening.

Treasury of Scripture

Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

The prison.

Acts 5:19
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Psalm 2:4
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 33:10
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.







Lexicon
“We found
εὕρομεν (heuromen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

the
Τὸ (To)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

jail
δεσμωτήριον (desmōtērion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1201: A prison. From a derivative of desmon; a place of bondage, i.e. A dungeon.

securely
ἀσφαλείᾳ (asphaleia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 803: Safety, security, reliability, firmness. From asphales; security.

locked,
κεκλεισμένον (kekleismenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2808: To shut, shut up. A primary verb; to close.

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

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

guards
φύλακας (phylakas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5441: A guard, keeper, sentinel. From phulasso; a watcher or sentry.

posted
ἑστῶτας (hestōtas)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

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

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

doors;
θυρῶν (thyrōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.

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

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

we found
εὕρομεν (heuromen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

no one
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

inside.”
ἔσω (esō)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2080: Within, inside, with verbs either of rest or of motion; prep: within, to within, inside. From eis; inside.
Verse 23. - Prison-house for prison, A.V., as in ver. 21; we found shut in all safety for truly found we shut with all safety, A.V. at the doors for without before the doors, A.V. and T.R. But the within at the end of the verse seems to require the without of the T.R. 5:17-25 There is no prison so dark, so strong, but God can visit his people in it, and, if he pleases, fetch them out. Recoveries from sickness, releases out of trouble, are granted, not that we may enjoy the comforts of life, but that God may be honoured with the services of our life. It is not for the preachers of Christ's gospel to retire into corners, as long as they can have any opportunity of preaching in the great congregation. They must preach to the lowest, whose souls are as precious to Christ as the souls of the greatest. Speak to all, for all are concerned. Speak as those who resolve to stand to it, to live and die by it. Speak all the words of this heavenly, divine life, in comparison with which the present earthly life does not deserve the name. These words of life, which the Holy Ghost puts into your mouth. The words of the gospel are the words of life; words whereby we may be saved. How wretched are those who are vexed at the success of the gospel! They cannot but see that the word and power of the Lord are against them; and they tremble for the consequences, yet they will go on.
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