Acts 12 :13

Acts 12 :13 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to listen, named Rhoda.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to listen, named Rhoda.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And he gave a blow on the door, and a young girl came to it, named Rhoda.

Webster's Revision

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

World English Bible

When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Definitions for Acts 12 :13

Clarke's Commentary on Acts 12 :13

As Peter knocked - The door was probably shut for fear of the Jews; and, as most of the houses in the east have an area before the door, it might have been at this outer gate that Peter stood knocking.

A damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda - She came to inquire who was there. Rhoda signifies a rose; and it appears to have been customary with the Jews, as Grotius and others remark, to give the names of flowers and trees to their daughters: thus Susannah signifies a lily, Hadassah, a myrtle, Tamar, a palm tree, etc., etc.

Barnes' Commentary on Acts 12 :13

At the door of the gate - Rather the door of the vestibule, or principal entrance into the house. The house was entered through such a porch or vestibule, and it was the door opening into this which is here intended. See the notes on Matthew 9:2.

A damsel - A girl.

Came to hearken - To hear who was there.

Named Rhoda - This is a Greek name signifying a rose. It was not unusual for the Hebrews to give the names of flowers, etc., to their daughters. Thus, Susanna, a lily; Hadessa, a myrtle; Tamar, a palm-tree, etc. (Grotius).

Wesley's Commentary on Acts 12 :13

12:13 The gate - At some distance from the house; to hearken - If any knocked.
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