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Acts 5:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— saying, “We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Saying, The prison truly we found shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors; but when we had opened [them], within we found no one.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Saying—The prison, found we locked with all safety, and the keepers standing at the doors; but, when we had opened the prison, inside, found we, no one.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— saying—'The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors, and having opened—within we found no one.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Saying: The prison indeed we found shut with all diligence, and the keepers standing before the door: but opening it, we found no man within.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Saying, The prison truely found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doores, but when we had opened, we found no man within.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and said, We found the house of the bound shut carefully, and the keepers standing at the gates: and we opened, but no man found we there.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and said: We found the prison carefully closed, and also the keepers standing before the doors; and we opened, but found no one there.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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
y3754
[3754] Standard
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
prison 1201
{1201} Prime
δεσμωτήριον
desmoterion
{des-mo-tay'-ree-on}
From a derivative of G1199 (equivalent to G1196); a place of bondage, that is, a dungeon.
truly 3303
{3303} Prime
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
found x2147
(2147) Complement
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
we y2147
[2147] Standard
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
shut 2808
{2808} Prime
κλείω
kleio
{kli'-o}
A primary verb; to close (literally or figuratively).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
with 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
safety, 803
{0803} Prime
ἀσφάλεια
asphaleia
{as-fal'-i-ah}
From G0804; security (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
keepers 5441
{5441} Prime
φύλαξ
phulax
{foo'-lax}
From G5442; a watcher or sentry.
standing 2476
{2476} Prime
ἵστημι
histemi
{his'-tay-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary word στάω [[stao]], {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z5761
<5761> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 193
without 1854
{1854} Prime
ἔξω
exo
{ex'-o}
Adverb from G1537; out (side, of doors), literally or figuratively.
before 4253
{4253} Prime
πρό
pro
{pro}
A primary preposition; 'fore', that is, in front of, prior (figuratively superior) to. In compounds it retains the same significations.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
doors: 2374
{2374} Prime
θύρα
thura
{thoo'-rah}
Apparently a primary word (compare 'door'); a portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively).
but 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when we had opened, 455
{0455} Prime
ἀνοίγω
anoigo
{an-oy'-go}
From G0303 and οἴγω [[oigo]] (to open); to open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications).
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
we found 2147
{2147} Prime
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
no man 3762
{3762} Prime
οὐδείς
oudeis
{oo-dice'}
From G3761 and G1520; not even one (man, woman or thing), that is, none, nobody, nothing.
within. 2080
{2080} Prime
ἔσω
eso
{es'-o}
From G1519; inside (as preposition or adjective).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Acts 5:17-23.


Acts 5:23

_ _ the prison ... shut ... keepers ... before the doors, but ... no man within — the reverse of the miracle in Acts 16:26; a similar contrast to that of the nets at the miraculous draughts of fishes (Luke 5:6; John 21:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 5:17-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 5:23

We found the prison shut — The angel probably had shut the doors again.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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The prison:

Acts 5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
Psalms 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psalms 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Proverbs 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Lamentations 3:37 Who [is] he [that] saith, and it cometh to pass, [when] the Lord commandeth [it] not?
Lamentations 3:55-58 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon. ... O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
Daniel 3:11-25 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, [that] he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. ... He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Daniel 6:22-24 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. ... And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast [them] into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
Matthew 27:63-66 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. ... So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 28:12-15 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, ... So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
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