New American Standard Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
King James Bible
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
Darby Bible Translation
and having recognised the voice of Peter, through joy did not open the entry, but running in, reported that Peter was standing before the entry.
World English Bible
When she recognized Peter's voice, she didn't open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate.
Young's Literal Translation
and having known the voice of Peter, from the joy she did not open the porch, but having run in, told of the standing of Peter before the porch,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
She opened not the gate - At this time of night, and in these circumstances, the door would be fastened. Christians were doubtless alarmed by the death of James and the imprisonment of Peter, and they would take all possible precautions for their own safety.
For gladness - In her joy she hastened to inform those who were assembled of the safety of Peter.
'And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent His angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.'--ACTS xii. 11. Where did Luke get his information of Peter's thoughts in that hour? This verse sounds like first-hand knowledge. Not impossibly John Mark may have been his informant, for we know that both were in Rome together at a later period. In any case, it is clear that, through whatever …
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And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick;
While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
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