Acts 12:15
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English Standard Version
They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!”

King James Bible
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

American Standard Version
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they said to her: Thou art mad. But she affirmed that it was so. Then said they: It is his angel.

English Revised Version
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to her, Thou art insane. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then they said, It is his angel.

Weymouth New Testament
"You are mad," they said. But she strenuously maintained that it was true. "It is his guardian angel," they said.

Acts 12:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Constantly affirmed (διΐσχυρίζετο)

Better, confidently affirmed; constant is used in its older sense of consistent. The verb contains two ideas: strong assertion (ἰσχύς), and holding to the assertion through all contradiction (διά); hence, she strongly and consistently asserted.

Angel

Guardian angel, according to the popular belief among the Jews that every individual has his guardian angel, who may, on occasion, assume a visible appearance resembling that of the person whose destiny is committed to him.

Acts 12:15 Parallel Commentaries

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Thou.

Acts 26:24 And as he thus spoke for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, you are beside yourself; much learning does make you mad.

Job 9:16 If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had listened to my voice.

Mark 16:11,14 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not...

Luke 24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

It is.

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them...

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you...

Luke 24:37,38 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit...

Cross References
Matthew 18:10
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

Luke 22:59
And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, "Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean."

Acts 12:16
But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.

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