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Acts 5:23

    Acts 5:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Saying, The doors of the prison were safely shut, and the keepers were at the doors, but when they were open, there was nobody inside.

    Webster's Revision

    saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

    World English Bible

    "We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    saying, The prison-house we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

    Definitions for Acts 5:23

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 5:23

    The prison truly found we shut - All the doors were properly bolted, and the keepers at their post; but when we had opened, for it appears they were alone in possession of the keys; how much must this have increased their astonishment when they found that the doors were not broken open, the guards properly posted, and every thing as they left it, for they themselves had put the apostles in prison; but, when they had opened, there was no man within!

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 5:23

    Found we shut - It had not been broken open; and there was therefore clear proof that they had been delivered by the interposition of God. Nor could they have been released by the guard, for they were keeping watch, as if unconscious that anything had happened, and the officers had the only means of entering the prison.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 5:23

    5:23 We found the prison shut - The angel probably had shut the doors again.