New American Standard Bible
And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
King James Bible
And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
Darby Bible Translation
And going forth he followed him and did not know that what was happening by means of the angel was real, but supposed he saw a vision.
World English Bible
And he went out and followed him. He didn't know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision.
Young's Literal Translation
and having gone forth, he was following him, and he knew not that it is true that which is done through the messenger, and was thinking he saw a vision,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And wist not - Knew not.
That it was true - That it was real.
But thought he saw a vision - He supposed that it was a representation made to his mind similar to what he had seen before. Compare Acts 10:11-12. It was so astonishing, so unexpected, so wonderful, that he could not realize that it was true.
'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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