When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark,1 where many people had gathered and were praying.213
Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door.314
When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed4 she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!"
"You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel."516
But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.
Peter motioned with his hand6 for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. "Tell James7 and the brothers8 about this," he said, and then he left for another place.
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.9 Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea10 and stayed there a while.