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Acts 12:16-18 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 But Peter was continuing to knock, and when they[a] opened the door[b] they saw him and were astonished. 17 But motioning to them with his[c] hand to be silent, he related to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to James and to the brothers,” and he departed and[d] went to another place.

18 Now when[e] day came, there was not a little commotion among the soldiers as to what then had become of Peter.


  1. Acts 12:16 Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“opened”) which is understood as temporal
  2. Acts 12:16 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  3. Acts 12:17 Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
  4. Acts 12:17 Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“departed”) has been translated as a finite verb
  5. Acts 12:18 Here “when” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“came”)
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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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