Acts 12

CHAPTER 12

James is Killed by Herod

[2at 3that 1And] time [4put upon 1Herod 2the 3king] the hands to afflict some of the ones of the assembly. And he did away with James the brother of John by the sword. And having seen that it is pleasing to the Jews, he proceeded to seize also Peter, (and they were the days of the unleavened breads) whom also having laid hold of, put into prison, having delivered him up to four parties of four soldiers to guard him, wanting after the passover to lead him to the people.

An Angel Releases Peter from Prison

Then indeed Peter was given heed to in the prison; [4prayer 1and 2there was 3intense] taking place by the assembly unto God for him. And when [2was about 3to lead him before them 1Herod] in that night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, being bound [2chains 1with two]; and guards before the door kept the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by, and a light radiated in the building; and having struck the side of Peter, he roused him, saying, Rise up quickly! And [3fell off 4of him 1the 2chains] from his hands. [4said 1And 2the 3angel] to him, Gird yourself and tie on your sandals! And he did so. And he says to him, Put on your cloak and follow me! And going forth, he followed him; and he did not know that it was true -- the thing taking place by the angel; but he thought [2a vision 1he was seeing]. 10 And having gone through a first guard and a second, they came unto the gate of iron, the one bearing into the city, which by itself opened to them. And having come forth, they went [2street 1by one], and immediately [3separated 1the 2angel] from him. 11 And Peter having come to himself said, Now I know truly that the Lord sent his angel, and rescued me from the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. 12 And being fully conscious, he came unto the house of Mary the mother of John, of the one being called Mark; where there were a fit amount being gathered together and praying. 13 [3having knocked 1And 2Peter] at the door of the vestibule, there came forward a maidservant to listen, by name Rhoda. 14 And having recognized the voice of Peter, from the joy she did not open the vestibule; but having ran in, she reported Peter to be standing before the vestibule. 15 But the ones by her said, You are maniacal. But she contended obstinately thus to have been. And they said, [2his angel 1It is]. 16  But Peter continued knocking; and having opened, they beheld him, and were amazed. 17 And having waved to them with the hand to be quiet, he described to them how the Lord led him from out of the prison. And he said, Report to James and to the brethren these things! And having come forth he went to another place. 18 [3having come 1And 2day], there was [3disturbance 1no 2little] among the soldiers to what then became of Peter. 19 And Herod seeking him anxiously, and not finding, having questioned the guards, he urged them to be taken away. And having gone down from Judea to Caesarea, he spent time. 20 [3was 1And 2Herod] violently incensed with the Tyrians and Sidonians; but with one accord they were at hand with him, and having persuaded Blastus, the one over the bedroom of the king, they asked peace; because [3was maintained 1their 2place] by the royalty.

The Death of Herod

21 [3appointed 1And 4a day 2Herod], having put on [2attire 1royal], and having sat upon the rostrum, delivered a public address to them. 22 And the people sounded out, saying The voice of a god, and not a man. 23 And immediately [3struck 4him 1an angel 2of the Lord] because he did not give the glory to God. And becoming worm-eaten, he expired. 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having fulfilled the service, having taken along also John, the one called Mark.
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