Acts 12

Chapter 12

12:1  Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

Herod

Herod Agrippa I., grandson of Herod the Great, (See Scofield "Matthew 2:1") , a strict observer of the law, and popular with the Jews, see Acts 12:21 .

Herod Agrippa II., Paul's Agrippa, was his son.

12:4  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.

Easter

the passover.

12:5  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

prayer

Or, instant and earnest prayer was made. 2 Corinthians 1:11 ; Ephesians 6:18 .

12:8  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.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

12:9  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.

angel

See note, (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

12:11  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.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

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