Acts 5:19

19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

Read Acts 5:19 Using Other Translations

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,
But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,

What does Acts 5:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 5:19

But the angel of the Lord
Or "of God", as the Arabic and Ethiopic versions read, whether Michael, as some have thought, or Gabriel, or what particular angel, is not material to know. However, it was a good angel, an elect angel, one of those ministering spirits sent by God to minister to the heirs of promise; one of those angels that excel in strength, as appears by what he did: for he

by night opened the prison doors;
where the apostles were put, and which had more doors than one, and these strong and close shut, and guarded by keepers; but were easily opened by the angel. It was very likely at, or towards the evening, when the apostles were taken, and therefore they were committed to prison, there to lie all night, till next morning, when the sanhedrim would meet together to consult what to do with them:

and brought them forth;
out of the prison, leading them out at the doors he had opened for them:

and said;
the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions add, "to them"; that is, to the apostles, as follows.

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