Acts 16:26
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
and suddenlyἄφνω
(aphnō)
869: suddenlya prim. word
there cameἐγένετο
(egeneto)
1096: to come into being, to happen, to becomefrom a prim. root gen-
a greatμέγας
(megas)
3173: greata prim. word
earthquake,σεισμὸς
(seismos)
4578: a commotion, shakingfrom seió
soὥστε
(ōste)
5620: so as to, so then, thereforefrom hós and te
that the foundationsθεμέλια
(themelia)
2310b: of or for a foundationfrom tithémi
of the prison houseδεσμωτηρίου
(desmōtēriou)
1201: a prisonfrom desmos and -térion (suff. denoting place)
were shaken;σαλευθῆναι
(saleuthēnai)
4531: to agitate, shake, by ext. to cast downfrom salos
and immediatelyπαραχρῆμα
(parachrēma)
3916: instantlyfrom para and chréma
allπᾶσαι
(pasai)
3956: all, everya prim. word
the doorsθύραι
(thurai)
2374: a doora prim. word
were openedἠνεῴχθησαν
(ēneōchthēsan)
455: to openfrom ana and oigó (to open)
and everyone'sπάντων
(pantōn)
3956: all, everya prim. word
chainsδεσμὰ
(desma)
1199: a band, bondfrom deó
were unfastened.ἀνέθη
(anethē)
447: to send up, produce, send backfrom ana and hiémi (to send)









KJV Lexicon
αφνω  adverb
aphno  af'-no:  unawares, i.e. unexpectedly -- suddenly.
δε  conjunction
de  deh:  but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
σεισμος  noun - nominative singular masculine
seismos  sice-mos':  a commotion, i.e. (of the air) a gale, (of the ground) an earthquake -- earthquake, tempest.
εγενετο  verb - second aorist middle deponent indicative - third person singular
ginomai  ghin'-om-ahee:  to cause to be (gen-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
μεγας  adjective - nominative singular masculine
megas  meg'-as:  big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) -- (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, to years.
ωστε  conjunction
hoste  hoce'-teh:  so too, i.e. thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as follow) -- (insomuch) as, so that (then), (insomuch) that, therefore, to, wherefore.
σαλευθηναι  verb - aorist passive middle or passive deponent
saleuo  sal-yoo'-o:  to waver, i.e. agitate, rock, topple or (by implication) destroy; figuratively, to disturb, incite -- move, shake (together), which can(-not) be shaken, stir up.
τα  definite article - accusative plural neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θεμελια  noun - accusative plural neuter
themelios  them-el'-ee-os:  something put down, i.e. a substruction (of a building, etc.), -- foundation.
του  definite article - genitive singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
δεσμωτηριου  noun - genitive singular neuter
desmoterion  des-mo-tay'-ree-on:  a place of bondage, i.e. a dungeon -- prison.
ανεωχθησαν  verb - aorist passive indicative - third person
anoigo  an-oy'-go:  to open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) -- open.
τε  particle
te  teh:  also, and, both, even, then, whether. Often used in composition, usually as the latter participle.
παραχρημα  adverb
parachrema  par-akh-ray'-mah:  at the thing itself, i.e. instantly -- forthwith, immediately, presently, straightway, soon.
αι  definite article - nominative plural feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θυραι  noun - nominative plural feminine
thura  thoo'-rah:  a portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively) -- door, gate.
πασαι  adjective - nominative plural feminine
pas  pas:  apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
παντων  adjective - genitive plural masculine
pas  pas:  apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
τα  definite article - nominative plural neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
δεσμα  noun - nominative plural neuter
desmon  des-mon':  a band, i.e. ligament (of the body) or shackle (of a prisoner); figuratively, an impediment or disability -- band, bond, chain, string.
ανεθη  verb - aorist passive indicative - third person singular
aniemi  an-ee'-ay-mee:  to let up, i.e. (literally) slacken or (figuratively) desert, desist from -- forbear, leave, loose.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.

King James Bible
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains came loose.

International Standard Version
Suddenly, there was an earthquake so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken. All the doors immediately flew open, and everyone's chains were unfastened.

NET Bible
Suddenly a great earthquake occurred, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. Immediately all the doors flew open, and the bonds of all the prisoners came loose.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And suddenly there was a great earthquake and the foundation of the prison was shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and their chains were all released.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Suddenly, a violent earthquake shook the foundations of the jail. All the doors immediately flew open, and all the prisoners' chains came loose.

King James 2000 Bible
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
Links
Acts 16:26
Acts 16:26 NIV
Acts 16:26 NLT
Acts 16:26 ESV
Acts 16:26 NASB
Acts 16:26 KJV
Acts 16:25
Top of Page
Top of Page