He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon;1 they now joined together and sought an audience with him. Having secured the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king's country for their food supply.221
On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people.
They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man."
Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel3 of the Lord struck him down,4 and he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God5 continued to increase and spread.625
When Barnabas7 and Saul had finished their mission,8 they returned froma Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.9