Acts 12:13
New International Version
Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door.

New Living Translation
He knocked at the door in the gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to open it.

English Standard Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.

Berean Study Bible
He knocked at the outer gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it.

Berean Literal Bible
And of him having knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer.

King James Bible
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

New King James Version
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer.

New American Standard Bible
When he knocked at the door of the gate, a slave woman named Rhoda came to answer.

NASB 1995
When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.

NASB 1977
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.

Amplified Bible
When he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.

Christian Standard Bible
He knocked at the door of the outer gate, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He knocked at the door in the gateway, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer.

American Standard Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he knocked at the door of the courtyard and a girl went out to answer it whose name was Rhoda.

Contemporary English Version
Peter knocked on the gate, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, whose name was Rhode.

English Revised Version
And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

Good News Translation
Peter knocked at the outside door, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter knocked on the door of the entryway, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer.

International Standard Version
When he knocked at the outer gate, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it.

Literal Standard Version
And Peter having knocked at the door of the porch, there came a girl to listen, by name Rhoda,

NET Bible
When he knocked at the door of the outer gate, a slave girl named Rhoda answered.

New Heart English Bible
And when Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.

Weymouth New Testament
When he knocked at the wicket in the door, a maidservant named Rhoda came to answer the knock;

World English Bible
When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer.

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter having knocked at the door of the porch, there came a damsel to hearken, by name Rhoda,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rescue of Peter
12And when he had realized this, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered together and were praying. 13 He knocked at the outer gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer it. 14When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that she forgot to open the gate, but ran inside and announced, “Peter is standing at the gate!”…

Cross References
Matthew 26:71
When Peter had gone out to the gateway, another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."

John 18:16
But Peter stood outside at the door. Then the disciple who was known to the high priest went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.

John 18:17
At this, the servant girl watching the door said to Peter, "Aren't you also one of this man's disciples?" "I am not," he answered.


Treasury of Scripture

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to listen, named Rhoda.

knocked.

Acts 12:16
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Luke 13:25
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

hearken.









(13) A damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.--The mention of the name of the slave indicates St. Luke's care in ascertaining details, as far as his opportunities allowed. The office of opening the door to strangers was commonly assigned, as in the case even of the high priest's palace (Matthew 26:69; Matthew 26:71), to a female slave. The name, which means "a rose," is of the same class as Tamar = a palm tree; Deborah = a bee; Margarita = a pearl; Dorcas = an antelope.

Verse 13. - When he for as Peter, A.V. and T.R.; maid for damsel, A.V.; to answer for to hearken, A.V. (ὑπακοῦσαι). The door of the gate (see Acts 10:17, note). To hearken or listen seems the best rendering. It is the phrase proper to a doorkeeper, whoso business it is to go to the door and listen when any one knocks, and find out what their business is before opening the door. This is the primary sense of the word; that of answering after listening is a secondary sense. At a time of such alarm to Christians a knock at the door in the dead of the night would carry terror with it, and careful listening to ascertain whether there was more than one person, and then to ask who was there and what was his business, was the natural course.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He
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.

knocked
κρούσαντος (krousantos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2925: To knock, beat a door with a stick, to gain admittance. Apparently a primary verb; to rap.

[at] the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

outer gate,
πυλῶνος (pylōnos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 4440: From pule; a gate-way, door-way of a building or city; by implication, a portal or vestibule.

[and] a servant girl
παιδίσκη (paidiskē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3814: A female slave, maidservant, maid, young girl. Feminine diminutive of pais; a girl, i.e., a female slave or servant.

named
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Rhoda
Ῥόδη (Rhodē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4498: Rhoda, a maidservant in the house of John Mark's mother at Jerusalem. Probably for rhode; Rode, a servant girl.

came
προσῆλθεν (prosēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

to answer [it].
ὑπακοῦσαι (hypakousai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 5219: From hupo and akouo; to hear under, i.e. To listen attentively; by implication, to heed or conform to a command or authority.


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