Acts 16:27
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English Standard Version
When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

King James Bible
And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

American Standard Version
And the jailor, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the keeper of the prison, awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the doors of the prison open, drawing his sword, would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

English Revised Version
And the jailor being roused out of sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword, and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled.

Weymouth New Testament
Starting up from sleep and seeing the doors of the jail wide open, the jailer drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Would have killed (ἔμελλεν ἀναιρεῖν)

Rev., more correctly, was about to kill. Knowing that he must suffer death for the escape of his prisoners.

Acts 16:27 Parallel Commentaries

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the keeper.

Acts 16:23,24 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely...

he drew.

Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, Draw your sword, and slay me, that men say not of me...

1 Samuel 31:4,5 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...

1 Kings 16:18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house...

Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Cross References
Acts 12:19
And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.

Acts 16:23
And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely.

Acts 16:28
But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."

Acts 16:36
And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace."

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