New International Version
But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.
King James Bible
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
Darby Bible Translation
But Peter continued knocking: and having opened, they saw him and were astonished.
World English Bible
But Peter continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.
Young's Literal Translation
and Peter was continuing knocking, and having opened, they saw him, and were astonished,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is his angel - It was a common opinion among the Jews that every man has a guardian angel, and in the popish Church it is an article of faith. The Jews also believed that angels often assumed the likeness of particular persons. They have many stories of the appearance of Elijah in the likeness of different rabbins. As αγγελος signifies in general a messenger, whether Divine or human, some have thought that the angel or messenger here means a servant or person which the disciples supposed was sent from Peter to announce something of importance to the brethren: it was also an opinion among the Jews, even in the time of the apostles, as appears from Philo, that the departed souls of good men officiated as ministering angels; and it is possible that the disciples at Mary's house might suppose that Peter had been murdered in the prison; and that his spirit was now come to announce this event, or give some particular warning to the Church.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Acts 12:17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, "Report these things to James and the brethren." Then he left and went to another place.
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
Peter after his Escape
Delivered from Prison
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"You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel."
Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. "Tell James and the other brothers and sisters about this," he said, and then he left for another place.
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