Acts 12:13
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English Standard Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.

King James Bible
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

American Standard Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, whose name was Rhode.

English Revised Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

Weymouth New Testament
When he knocked at the wicket in the door, a maidservant named Rhoda came to answer the knock;

Acts 12:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Door of the gate

The small outside door, forming the entrance from the street, and opening into the πυλών, or doorway, the passage from the street into the court. Others explain it as the wicket, a small door in the larger one, which is less probable.

A damsel (παιδίσκη)

Or maid. The word was used of a young female slave, as well as of a young girl or maiden generally. The narrative implies that she was more than a mere menial, if a servant at all. Her prompt recognition of Peter's voice, and her joyful haste, as well as the record of her name, indicate that she was one of the disciples gathered for prayer.

Rhoda

Rose. The Jews frequently gave their female children the names of plants and flowers: as Susannah (lily); Esther (myrtle); Tamar (palm-tree). "God, who leaves in oblivion names of mighty conquerors, treasures up that of a poor girl, for his church in all ages" (Quesnel).

Acts 12:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

knocked.

Acts 12:16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

hearken. or, ask who was there.

Cross References
Matthew 26:71
And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."

John 18:16
but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in.

John 18:17
The servant girl at the door said to Peter, "You also are not one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."

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