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Acts 16:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying—By no means, do thyself harm, for we are, one and all, here.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Thou mayest not do thyself any harm, for we are all here.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying: Do thyself no harm, for we all are here.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Doe thy selfe no harme, for we are all heere.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And Paulos cried with a high voice and said to him, Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But Paul called to him, in a loud voice, and said: Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
Paul 3972
{3972} Prime
Παῦλος
Paulos
{pow'-los}
Of Latin origin; (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.
cried 5455
{5455} Prime
φωνέω
phoneo
{fo-neh'-o}
From G5456; to emit a sound (animal, human or instrumental); by implication to address in words or by name, also in imitation.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
with a loud 3173
{3173} Prime
μέγας
megas
{meg'-as}
Including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη [[megale]], plural μέγάλοι [[megaloi]], etc.; compare also G3176, G3187], big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application).
voice, 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Do 4238
{4238} Prime
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
thyself 4572
{4572} Prime
σεαυτοῦ
seautou
{seh-ow-too'}
The genitive case from G4571 and G0846, with the dative and accusative of the same with contractions, respectively, of (with, to) thyself.
no 3367
{3367} Prime
μηδείς
medeis
{may-dice'}
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing).
harm: 2556
{2556} Prime
κακός
kakos
{kak-os'}
Apparently a primary word; worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious.
for 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
we are 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
all 537
{0537} Prime
ἅπας
hapas
{hap'-as}
From G0001 (as a particle of union) and G3956; absolutely all or (singular) every one.
here. 1759
{1759} Prime
ἐνθάδε
enthade
{en-thad'-eh}
From a prolonged form of G1722; properly within, that is, (of place) here, hither.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 16:26-28.


Acts 16:28

_ _ But Paul cried with a loud voice — the better to arrest the deed.

_ _ Do thyself no harm, for we are all here — What divine calmness and self-possession! No elation at their miraculous liberation, or haste to take advantage of it; but one thought filled the apostle’s mind at that moment — anxiety to save a fellow creature from sending himself into eternity, ignorant of the only way of life; and his presence of mind appears in the assurance which he so promptly gives to the desperate man, that his prisoners had none of them fled as he feared. But how, it has been asked by skeptical critics, could Paul in his inner prison know what the jailer was about to do? In many conceivable ways, without supposing any supernatural communication. Thus, if the jailer slept at the door of “the inner prison,” which suddenly flew open when the earthquake shook the foundations of the building; if, too, as may easily be conceived, he uttered some cry of despair on seeing the doors open; and, if the clash of the steel, as the affrighted man drew it hastily from the scabbard, was audible but a few yards off, in the dead midnight stillness, increased by the awe inspired in the prisoners by the miracle — what difficulty is there in supposing that Paul, perceiving in a moment how matters stood, after crying out, stepped hastily to him, uttering the noble entreaty here recorded? Not less flat is the question, why the other liberated prisoners did not make their escape: — as if there were the smallest difficulty in understanding how, under the resistless conviction that there must be something supernatural in their instantaneous liberation without human hand, such wonder and awe should possess them as to take away for the time not only all desire of escape, but even all thought on the subject.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 16:25-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 16:28

But Paul cried — As they were all then in the dark, it is not easy to say, how Paul knew of the jailer's purpose; unless it were by some immediate notice from God, which is by no means incredible. With a loud voice — Through earnestness, and because he was at some distance. Do thyself no harm — Although the Christian faith opens the prospect into another life, yet it absolutely forbids and effectually prevents a man's discharging himself from this.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 16:28

(17) But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

(17) In means which are especially extraordinary, we should not move our foot forward, unless God goes before us.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
cried:

Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.
Psalms 7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Psalms 35:14 I behaved myself as though [he had been] my friend [or] brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth [for his] mother.
Proverbs 24:11-12 If thou forbear to deliver [them that are] drawn unto death, and [those that are] ready to be slain; ... If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider [it]? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth [not] he know [it]? and shall [not] he render to [every] man according to his works?
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Luke 6:27-28 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, ... Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Luke 10:32-37 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side. ... And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke 22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].

Do:

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
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Ex 20:13. Lv 19:18. Ps 7:4; 35:14. Pv 8:36; 24:11. Ec 7:17. Mt 5:44. Lk 6:27; 10:32; 22:51; 23:34. 1Th 5:15.

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