Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

The keeper

Bible References

The keeper

Acts 16:23
When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;

He drew

Judges 9:54
Then he called quickly to the young man, his armor bearer, and said to him, “Draw your sword and kill me, so that it will not be said of me, ‘A woman slew him.’” So the young man pierced him through, and he died.
1 Samuel 31:4
Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.
2 Samuel 17:23
Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.
1 Kings 16:18
When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house over him with fire, and died,
Matthew 27:5
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

General references

Genesis 8:16
“Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.
Lamentations 3:55
I called on Your name, O Lord,
Out of the lowest pit.
Acts 5:18
They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail.