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Acts 12:12

    Acts 12:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he had considered the thing , he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when he became clear about this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John named Mark, where a number of them had come together for prayer.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he had considered the thing , he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

    World English Bible

    Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 12:12

    And when he had considered - When he had weighed every thing, and was fully satisfied of the Divine interposition, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, the author of the Gospel, where it appears many were gathered together making prayer and supplication, and probably for Peter's release.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 12:12

    And when he had considered ... - Thinking on the subject; considering what he should do in these circumstances.

    He came to the house of Mary ... - Probably this house was near him; and he would naturally seek the dwelling of a Christian friend.

    The mother of John ... - Probably this was the John Mark who wrote the gospel. But this is not certain.

    Whose surname - Greek: who was called Mark. It does not mean that he had two names conferred, as with us, both of which were used at the same time, but he was called by either, the Greeks probably using the name Mark, and the Jews the name John. He is frequently mentioned afterward as having been the attendant of Paul and Barnabas in their travels, Acts 12:25; Acts 15:39; 2 Timothy 4:11. He was a nephew of Barnabas, Colossians 4:10.

    Where many were gathered together, praying - This was in the night, and it shows the propriety of observing extraordinary seasons of prayer, even in the night. Peter was to have been put to death the next day; and they assembled to pray for his release, and did not intermit their prayers. When dangers increase around us and our friends, we should become more fervent in prayer. While life remains we may pray; and even when there is no human hope, and we have no power to heal or deliver, still God may interpose, as he did here, in answer to prayer.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 12:12

    12:12 And having considered - What was best to be done. Many were gathered together - At midnight.