Was she crazy? (Acts 12:15)

“They said to her.

‘You are out of your mind!’

But she insisted

That it was so.

They said.

‘It is his angel!’”

οἱ δὲ πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπαν Μαίνῃ. ἡ δὲ διϊσχυρίζετο οὕτως ἔχειν. οἱ δὲ ἔλεγον Ὁ ἄγγελός ἐστιν αὐτοῦ.

The author of Acts indicated that they said to this young maid Rhoda (οἱ δὲ πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπαν) that she must be crazy or out of her mind (Μαίνῃ).  However, she insisted (ἡ δὲ διϊσχυρίζετο) that it was so (οὕτως ἔχειν).  Then they said (οἱ δὲ ἔλεγον) that it must be the angel of Peter (Ὁ ἄγγελός ἐστιν αὐτοῦ).  The others in the house thought that this maid Rhoda was crazy, since Peter was in prison.  However, she insisted that Peter was at the gate to the house.  However, the others thought that maybe it was an angel, or the guardian angel of Peter.  Have you ever falsely accused someone of being crazy?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.