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.2
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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 angel3 of the Lord struck him down,4 and he was eaten by worms and died.
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But the word of God5 continued to increase and spread.6
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When Barnabas7 and Saul had finished their mission,8 they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.9
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