2 Corinthians 11:33
New International Version
But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

New Living Translation
I had to be lowered in a basket through a window in the city wall to escape from him.

English Standard Version
but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.

Berean Study Bible
But I was lowered in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his grasp.

Berean Literal Bible
But I was let down in a basket through a window through the wall, and I escaped his hands.

King James Bible
And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

New King James Version
but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.

New American Standard Bible
and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.

NASB 1995
and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.

NASB 1977
and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.

Amplified Bible
and I was [actually] let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and slipped through his fingers.

Christian Standard Bible
So I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped from his hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.

American Standard Version
and through a window was I let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from a window in a basket they lowered me from a wall and I escaped from their hands.

Contemporary English Version
But I escaped by being let down in a basket through a window in the city wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and so escaped his hands.

English Revised Version
and through a window was I let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Good News Translation
But I was let down in a basket through an opening in the wall and escaped from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I was let down in a basket through an opening in the wall and escaped from him.

International Standard Version
but I was let down in a basket through an opening in the wall and escaped from him.

Literal Standard Version
and I was let down through a window in a rope basket, through the wall, and fled out of his hands.

NET Bible
but I was let down in a rope-basket through a window in the city wall, and escaped his hands.

New Heart English Bible
Through a window I was let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Weymouth New Testament
but through an opening in the wall I was let down in a basket, and so escaped his hands.

World English Bible
Through a window I was let down in a basket by the wall, and escaped his hands.

Young's Literal Translation
and through a window in a rope basket I was let down, through the wall, and fled out of his hands.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Suffering and Service
32In Damascus, the governor under King Aretas secured the city of the Damascenes in order to arrest me. 33But I was lowered in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his grasp.

Cross References
1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal lowered David from the window, and he ran away and escaped.

Psalm 124:7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; the net is torn, and we have slipped away.

Acts 9:25
One night, however, his disciples took him and lowered him in a basket through a window in the wall.


Treasury of Scripture

And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

I let.

Joshua 2:18
Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.

1 Samuel 19:12
So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.









(33) Through a window in a basket . . .--On the mode of escape, see Notes on Acts 9:24-25. So the spies escaped from the house of Rahab (Joshua 2:15), and David from the pursuit of Saul (1Samuel 19:12). The word which St. Paul uses for "basket" (sargane) implies, perhaps, a more vivid personal recollection, as meaning specifically a rope-work hamper. St. Luke employs the more general term, spuris. (See Note on Matthew 15:32.)

Verse 33. - Through a window. A "little door," or lattice in some house which abutted on the wall. In a basket (comp. Joshua 2:15; 1 Samuel 19:12). The word used by St. Luke in Acts 9:25 is spuris, which is a general name for a large basket. The word here used is sargane, which is defined by Hesychius to be a basket of wickerwork, but which may also mean a rope basket. This particular incident, no doubt, seems to be less perilous and trying than many which St. Paul has already mentioned. We must, however, remember that escape from a window in the lofty wall of a city guarded by patrols was very perilous, and also that such a method of concealment was very trying to the dignity of an Oriental rabbi, such as St. Paul had been. Further, it is clear that St. Paul only mentions this as the earliest incident in along line of perils which it had been his original intention to recount. But at this point he was interrupted, and laid aside his task of dictation - an incident which has not unfrequently had its effect in literature. When next he resumed, the Epistle, he was no longer in the mood to break through his rule of reticence on these subjects. He had played "the fool" and "the madman," as he says of himself with indignant irony, enough; and he proceeds to speak of other personal claims which he regards as more Important and more Divine. Of all "chapters of unwritten history," not one is more deeply to be regretted than the one which we have them lost.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I was lowered
ἐχαλάσθην (echalasthēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5465: To let down, lower, slacken, loosen. From the base of chasma; to lower.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

a basket
σαργάνῃ (sarganē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4553: A basket, generally of twisted cords. Apparently of Hebrew origin; a basket

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

a window
θυρίδος (thyridos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 2376: A small opening, window. From thura; an aperture, i.e. Window.

in
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wall
τείχους (teichous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 5038: A wall, especially of a city. Akin to the base of tikto; a wall.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

escaped
ἐξέφυγον (exephygon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1628: To flee out, away, escape; with an acc: I escape something. From ek and pheugo; to flee out.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

grasp.
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.


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