Acts 9:25
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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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Clarke'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.'


Joshua 2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the town wall, and she dwelled on the wall.

1 Samuel 19:11,12 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

'This Way'
'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
'And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.... 40. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and, turning him to the body, said, Tabitha, arise.--ACTS ix. 34, 40. I have put these two miracles together, not only because they were closely connected in time and place, but because they have a very remarkable and instructive feature in common. They are both evidently moulded upon Christ's miracles; are distinct imitations of what Peter had
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Caphar Tebi.
And this village neighboured upon Lydda, situate on the east of it. "R. Eleazar had a vineyard of four years' growth; on the east of Lydda, near Caphar Tebi." Of it there is this mention also:-- "They sometime brought a chest full of bones from Caphar Tebi, and they placed it openly in the entrance to Lydda. Tudrus the physician and the rest of the physicians go forth"--(namely, that they might judge, whether they were the bones of men or no; and thereby, whether they were to be esteemed clean or
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal let David down through a window, and he fled and escaped.

Matthew 15:37
They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Acts 9:24
but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him.

Acts 9:26
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.

Acts 11:29
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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