Acts 12:17
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English Standard Version
But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place.

King James Bible
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

American Standard Version
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. And he said, Tell these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went to another place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he beckoning to them with his hand to hold their peace, told how the Lord had brought him out of prison, and he said: Tell these things to James, and to the brethren. And going out, he went into another place.

English Revised Version
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. And he said, Tell these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went to another place.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he beckoning to them with the hand to hold their peace, declared to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go, show these things to James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

Weymouth New Testament
But he motioned with his hand for silence, and then described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Tell all this to James and the brethren," he added. Then he left them, and went to another place.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Beckoning (κατασείσας)

Lit., having shaken downward with his hand, in order to bespeak silence and attention. It was a familiar gesture of Paul. See Acts 21:40; Acts 26:1.

Acts 12:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

beckoning.

Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, give audience.

Acts 19:33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand...

Acts 21:40 And when he had given him license, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand to the people...

Luke 1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned to them...

John 13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spoke.

declared.

Psalm 66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 102:20,21 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death...

Psalm 107:21,22 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Psalm 116:14,15 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people...

Psalm 146:7 Which executes judgment for the oppressed: which gives food to the hungry. The LORD looses the prisoners:

James.

Acts 15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brothers, listen to me:

Acts 21:18 And the day following Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present.

1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

Galatians 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

Galatians 2:9,12 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me...

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

And he.

Acts 16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brothers, they comforted them...

Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for truly I say to you...

John 7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them...

John 10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he stayed.

John 11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went there to a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim...

Cross References
Mark 6:3
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.

Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said,

Acts 12:16
But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.

Acts 12:18
Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter.

Acts 13:16
So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: "Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen.

Acts 15:13
After they finished speaking, James replied, "Brothers, listen to me.

Acts 19:33
Some of the crowd prompted Alexander, whom the Jews had put forward. And Alexander, motioning with his hand, wanted to make a defense to the crowd.

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