In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter.
After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed.1 Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea2 and stayed there a while.
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He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon;3 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.4
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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 angel5 of the Lord struck him down,6 and he was eaten by worms and died.
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But the word of God7 continued to increase and spread.8
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When Barnabas9 and Saul had finished their mission,10 they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.11
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