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Acts 16:29

    Acts 16:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he sent for lights and came rushing in and, shaking with fear, went down on his face before Paul and Silas,

    Webster's Revision

    And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

    World English Bible

    He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he called for lights, and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:29

    He called for a light - That he might see how things stood, and whether the words of Paul were true; for on this his personal safety depended.

    Came trembling - Terrified by the earthquake, and feeling the danger to which his own life was exposed.

    Fell down before Paul and Silas - The persons whom a few hours before he, according to his office, treated with so much asperity, if not cruelty, as some have supposed; though, by the way, it does not appear that he exceeded his orders in his treatment of the apostles.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:29

    Then he called for a light - Greek: lights, in the plural. Probably several torches were brought by his attendants.

    And came trembling - Alarmed at the earthquake; amazed that the prisoners were still there; confounded at the calmness of Paul and Silas and overwhelmed at the proof of the presence of God. Compare Jeremiah 5:22, "Fear ye not me, saith the Lord? will ye not tremble at my presence? etc."

    And fell down - This was an act of profound reverence. See the notes on Matthew 2:11. It is evident that he regarded them as the favorites of God, and was con strained to recognize them as religious teachers.