Acts 12:4
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English Standard Version
And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.

King James Bible
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

American Standard Version
And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had apprehended him, he cast him into prison, delivering him to four files of soldiers to be kept, intending, after the pasch, to bring him forth to the people.

English Revised Version
And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after the passover to bring him forth to the people.

Weymouth New Testament
He had him arrested and lodged in jail, handing him over to the care of sixteen soldiers; and intended after the Passover to bring him out again to the people.

Acts 12:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Quaternions

A quaternion was a body of four soldiers; so that there were sixteen guards, four for each of the four night-watches.

The passover

The whole seven days of the feast.

Bring him forth (ἀναγαγεῖν αὐτὸν)

Lit., lead him up; i.e., to the elevated place where the tribunal stood, to pronounce sentence of death before the people. See John 19:13.

Acts 12:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he put.

Acts 4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold to the next day: for it was now eventide.

Acts 5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

Acts 8:3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons...

Luke 22:33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.

John 13:36-38 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, Where I go, you can not follow me now...

John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, When you were young, you gird yourself, and walked where you would: but when you shall be old...

delivered.

Acts 16:23,24 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely...

Matthew 27:64-66 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away...

intending.

Acts 4:28 For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

Esther 3:6,7,13 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Easter. Rather, the Passover, [to pascha.]

Cross References
Exodus 12:1
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

Mark 14:1
It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him,

John 19:23
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom,

Acts 12:3
and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.

Acts 12:5
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

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