New International Version
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.
King James Bible
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
Darby Bible Translation
But an angel of [the] Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, said,
World English Bible
But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said,
Young's Literal Translation
and a messenger of the Lord through the night opened the doors of the prison, having also brought them forth, he said,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the angel of the Lord - opened the prison doors - This was done:
1. To increase the confidence of the apostles, by showing them that they were under the continual care of God; and,
2. To show the Jewish rulers that they were fighting against Him while persecuting his followers, and attempting to prevent them from preaching the Gospel.
This was another warning graciously given them by a good and merciful God, that they might repent, and so escape the coming wrath.
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Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him."
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense.
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