Acts 5:18

With jealousy (zhlou). Genitive case. Old word from ze, to boil, our zeal. In itself it means only warmth, ardour, zeal, but for a bad cause or from a bad motive, jealousy, envy, rivalry results ( Acts 13:45 ). Common in the epistles. In public ward (en thrhsei dhmosiai). As in Acts 4:3 only with dhmosiai (public) added, in the public prison, perhaps not the "common" prison, but any prison is bad enough. In verse Acts 19 it is called "the prison" (th pulakh), the guardhouse.

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