New International Version
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
King James Bible
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Darby Bible Translation
Peter therefore was kept in the prison; but unceasing prayer was made by the assembly to God concerning him.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prayer was made without ceasing - The Greek word εκτενης signifies both fervor and earnestness, as well as perseverance. These prayers of the Church produced that miraculous interference mentioned below, and without which Peter could not have thus escaped from the hands of this ruthless king.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
prayer was made without ceasing, or, instant and earnest prayer was made.
LibraryHebrew and Greek Text.
We now pass from what may be called the outward history of the Revision to the inward nature and character of the work of the Revisers, and may naturally divide that work into two portions--their labours as regards the original text, and their labours in regard of rendering and translation. I. First, then, as regards the original text of the Old Testament. Here the work of the Old Testament Company was very slight as compared with that of the New Testament Company. The latter Company had, almost …
C. J. Ellicott—Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture
Peter after his Escape
Delivered from Prison
How the Gospels came to be Written
After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.
When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
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