Acts 9:25
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English Standard Version
but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.

King James Bible
Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

American Standard Version
but his disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the disciples taking him in the night, conveyed him away by the wall, letting him down in a basket.

English Revised Version
but his disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.

Weymouth New Testament
but his disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a hamper.

Acts 9:25 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

By the wall (διὰ τοῦ τείχους)

Rev., more accurately, through the wall, as is explained by 2 Corinthians 11:33. Either through the window of a house overhanging the wall, or through a window in the wall itself opening to houses on its inner side. Hackett says that he observed such windows in the wall at Damascus. On the mode of escape, compare Joshua 2:15; 1 Samuel 19:12.

Basket (σπυρίδι)

See on Matthew 14:20. In Paul's account of this adventure he uses σαργάνη, a plaited or braided basket of wicker-work; or, as some think, of ropes.

Acts 9:25 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the disciples. Maundrell states that after visiting the place of vision, 'about half a mile distant from the city eastward,' they returned to the city, and 'were shown the gate where Paul was let down in a basket. This gate is at present walled up, by reason of its vicinity to the east gate, which renders it of little use.'

let.

Joshua 2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the town wall, and she dwelled on the wall.

1 Samuel 19:11,12 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped.

Matthew 15:37
And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

Acts 9:24
but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him,

Acts 9:26
And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple.

Acts 11:29
So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.

2 Corinthians 11:33
but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.

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