And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the
days of unleavened bread.)
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him
to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring
him forth to the people.||
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of
the church unto God for him.||
And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was
sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before
the door kept the prison.||
Open Sesame: An angel magically breaks Peter out of prison
(12:7) "The angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side ... saying,
Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands."
(12:8) "The angel said unto him, Gird thyself ... and follow me."
And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in
the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise
up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so
he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was
done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.||
When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron
gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and
they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel
departed from him.||
(12:10) "They came unto the iron
gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord ... and forthwith the angel departed from him."
And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that
the LORD hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of
Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.||
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the
mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.||
And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken,
And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but
ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it
was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.||
"Thou art mad ... It is his angel."|
When Peter shows up after the angel breaks him out of prison, they don't believe it. They think its "his
angel" instead. (Peter had an angel that looked just like him.)
But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw
him, they were astonished.
But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared
unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go
shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went
into another place.
Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers,
what was become of Peter.||
And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the
keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down
from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.||
"Herod was highly
displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon."
prophesied that Tyre would be completely destroyed by Nebuchadrezzar, never to
be built again. Yet it wasn't destroyed, as is evident from this verse.
And Herod was highly
displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one
accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend,
desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne,
and made an oration unto them.||
(12:22) "The people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god,
and not of a man." When Herod gave his speech the people shouted, "It is the voice of God, and not a man."
"The angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms."
The "angel of the Lord" killed
Herod by having him "eaten of worms" because "he gave not God the
God's 134th Killing
And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of
And immediately the
angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was
eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
But the word of God grew and multiplied.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled
their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.