New International Version
Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door.
King James Bible
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
Darby Bible Translation
And when he had knocked at the door of the entry, a maid came to listen, by name Rhoda;
World English Bible
When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.
Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having knocked at the door of the porch, there came a damsel to hearken, by name Rhoda,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As Peter knocked - The door was probably shut for fear of the Jews; and, as most of the houses in the east have an area before the door, it might have been at this outer gate that Peter stood knocking.
A damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda - She came to inquire who was there. Rhoda signifies a rose; and it appears to have been customary with the Jews, as Grotius and others remark, to give the names of flowers and trees to their daughters: thus Susannah signifies a lily, Hadassah, a myrtle, Tamar, a palm tree, etc., etc.
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hearken. or, ask who was there.
LibraryHebrew and Greek Text.
We now pass from what may be called the outward history of the Revision to the inward nature and character of the work of the Revisers, and may naturally divide that work into two portions--their labours as regards the original text, and their labours in regard of rendering and translation. I. First, then, as regards the original text of the Old Testament. Here the work of the Old Testament Company was very slight as compared with that of the New Testament Company. The latter Company had, almost …
C. J. Ellicott—Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture
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Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, "This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth."
but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there and brought Peter in.
"You aren't one of this man's disciples too, are you?" she asked Peter. He replied, "I am not."
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