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Acts 16:34

    Acts 16:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took them into his house and gave them food, and he was full of joy, having faith in God with all his family.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.

    World English Bible

    He brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his household, having believed in God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brought them up into his house, and set meat before them, and rejoiced greatly, with all his house, having believed in God.

    Definitions for Acts 16:34

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:34

    He set meat before them - They were sufficiently exhausted, and needed refreshment; nor had the apostles any such inherent miraculous power as could prevent them from suffering through hunger, or enable them to heal their own grounds. As they were the instruments of bringing health to his soul, he became the instrument of health to their bodies. Genuine faith in Christ will always be accompanied with benevolence and humanity, and every fruit that such dispositions can produce. The jailor believed - brought them into his house - washed their stripes - and set meat before them.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:34

    He set meat before them - Food. Greek: "he placed a table." The word "meat" formerly meant "food" of all kinds.

    And rejoiced - This was the effect of believing. Religion produces joy. See the notes on Acts 8:8. He was free from danger and alarm; he had evidence that his sins were forgiven, and that he was now the friend of God. The agitating and alarming scenes of the night had passed away; the prisoners were safe; and religion, with its peace, and pardon, and rejoicings, had visited himself and his family. What a change to be produced in one night! What a difference between the family when Paul was thrust into prison, and when he was brought out and received as an honored guest at the very table of the renovated jailor! Such a change would Christianity produce in every family, and such joy would it diffuse through every household.

    With all his house - With all his family. Whether they believed before they were baptized or after is not declared. But the whole narrative would lead us to suppose that, as soon as the jailor believed, he and all his family were baptized. It is subsequently added that they believed also. The joy arose from the fact that they all believed the gospel; the baptism appears to have been performed on account of the faith of the head of the family.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 16:34

    16:34 He set a table before them and rejoiced - Faith makes a man joyful, prudent, liberal.