New International Version
But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
King James Bible
Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.
Darby Bible Translation
but the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
World English Bible
but his disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
Young's Literal Translation
and the disciples having taken him, by night did let him down by the wall, letting down in a basket.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let him down, by the wall - Favoured, probably, by a house built against or upon the wall, through the window of which they could lower him in a basket; and by this means he made his escape. His escape was something similar to that of the spies at Jericho, Joshua 2:15.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the disciples. Maundrell states that after visiting the place of vision, 'about half a mile distant from the city eastward,' they returned to the city, and 'were shown the gate where Paul was let down in a basket. This gate is at present walled up, by reason of its vicinity to the east gate, which renders it of little use.'
'Any of this way.'--ACTS ix. 2 The name of 'Christian' was not applied to themselves by the followers of Jesus before the completion of the New Testament. There were other names in currency before that designation--which owed its origin to the scoffing wits of Antioch--was accepted by the Church. They called themselves 'disciples,' 'believers, 'saints,' 'brethren,' as if feeling about for a title. Here is a name that had obtained currency for a while, and was afterwards disused. We find it five times …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Copies of Christ's Manner
Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal let David down through a window, and he fled and escaped.
They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.
When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.
The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
2 Corinthians 11:33
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.
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