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Acts 12:16-18 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

16 But Peter was continuing-on knocking. And having opened, they saw him and were astonished. 17 And having motioned to them with his hand to be silent, he related to them how the Lord led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to James[a] and the brothers”. And having gone out, he proceeded to another place.

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18 Now having become day, there was no small disturbance[b] among the soldiers as to what then became of Peter.


  1. Acts 12:17 That is, the brother of the Lord, and leader of the Jerusalem church.
  2. Acts 12:18 Or, commotion.
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Acts 12:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. 17 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.

18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter.

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Acts 12:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

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