Acts 12:5
New International Version
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

New Living Translation
But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.

English Standard Version
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

Berean Study Bible
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him.

Berean Literal Bible
So indeed Peter was kept in the prison, but fervent prayer was being made to God by the church concerning him.

King James Bible
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

New King James Version
Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.

New American Standard Bible
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made to God intensely by the church.

NASB 1995
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

NASB 1977
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

Amplified Bible
So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent and persistent prayer for him was being made to God by the church.

Christian Standard Bible
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was praying fervently to God for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.

American Standard Version
Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And while Shimeon was guarded in prison, continual prayer was offered by the church for him to God,

Contemporary English Version
While Peter was being kept in jail, the church never stopped praying to God for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Peter therefore was kept in prison. But prayer was made without ceasing by the church unto God for him.

English Revised Version
Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto God for him.

Good News Translation
So Peter was kept in jail, but the people of the church were praying earnestly to God for him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was praying very hard to God for him.

International Standard Version
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.

Literal Standard Version
Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being made by the Assembly to God for him,

NET Bible
So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly praying to God for him.

New Heart English Bible
Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the church to God for him.

Weymouth New Testament
So Peter was kept in prison; but long and fervent prayer was offered to God by the Church on his behalf.

World English Bible
Peter therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him.

Young's Literal Translation
Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being made by the assembly unto God for him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rescue of Peter
4He arrested him and put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out to the people after the Passover. 5So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him. 6On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison.…

Cross References
Acts 12:4
He arrested him and put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out to the people after the Passover.

Acts 12:6
On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison.

Acts 12:12
And 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.


Treasury of Scripture

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church to God for him.

Acts 12:12
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

Isaiah 62:6,7
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, …

Matthew 18:19
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.









(5) Prayer was made without ceasing.--The adjective is rendered by "fervent" in 1Peter 4:8, and implies, as in the marginal reading, intensity as well as continuity. The words imply that the members of the Church continued, in spite of the persecution, to meet as usual, probably, as in Acts 12:12, in the house of Mary, the mother of Mark.

Verse 5. - The prison for prison, A.V.; earnestly for without ceasing, A.V. (ἐκτενὴς, or as in the R.T. ἐκτενῶς, has the sense of intensity rather than duration; see Luke 22:14, T.R.; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:8). As the last of the days of unleavened bread approached, the prayers of the Church would be more and more intense in their earnestness. We have but to read the preceding chapters to judge how precious to the Church the life of Peter must have been.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

Peter
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

was kept
ἐτηρεῖτο (etēreito)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

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.

prison,
φυλακῇ (phylakē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive 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.

church
ἐκκλησίας (ekklēsias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1577: From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

fervently
ἐκτενῶς (ektenōs)
Adverb
Strong's 1619: Earnestly, strenuously, fervently. Adverb from ektenes; intently.

praying
προσευχὴ (proseuchē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4335: From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

him.
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.


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