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Acts 12:8

    Acts 12:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the angel said to him, Gird yourself, and bind on your sandals. And so he did. And he said to him, Cast your garment about you, and follow me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the angel said, Put on your shoes and get ready to go. And he did so. And he said, Put your coat round you and come with me.

    Webster's Revision

    And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

    World English Bible

    The angel said to him, "Get dressed and put on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

    Definitions for Acts 12:8

    Angel - Messenger.
    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Gird - To fasten, secure; to equip; prepare.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 12:8

    Gird thyself - It seems Peter had put off the principal part of his clothes, that he might sleep with more comfort. His resuming all that he had thrown off was a proof that every thing had been done leisurely. There was no evidence of any hurry; nor of any design to elude justice, or even to avoid meeting his accusers in any legal way. It appears that the two soldiers were overwhelmed by a deep sleep, which fell upon them from God.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 12:8

    Gird thyself - When they slept the outer garment was thrown off, and the girdle with which they bound their inner garment, or tunic, was loosed. He was directed now to gird up that inner garment as they usually wore it; that is, to dress himself, and prepare to follow him.

    Bind on thy sandals - Put on thy sandals; prepare to walk. See the notes on Matthew 3:11.

    Cast thy garment about thee - The outer garment, that was thrown loosely around the shoulders. It was nearly square, and was laid aside when they slept, or worked, or ran. The direction was that he should dress himself in his usual apparel. See the notes on Matthew 5:38-42.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 12:8

    12:8 Gird thyself - Probably he had put off his girdle, sandals, and upper garment, before he lay down to sleep.