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Acts 12:1-8 (Lexham English Bible)

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Herod Kills James and Imprisons Peter

1 Now at that time, Herod the king laid hands on some of those from the church to harm [them].a 2 So he executed James the brother of John with a sword. 3 And [when he]b saw that it was pleasing to the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. ({Now this was during the feast}c of Unleavened Bread.) 4 [After he]d had arrested {him},e he also put [him]f in prison, handing [him]g over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him {out for public trial}h after the Passover. 5 Thus Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer was fervently being made to God by the church for him.

Peter Rescued by an Angel

6 Now when Herod was about to bring him [out], on that [very] night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards before the door were watching the prison. 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood near [him],i and a light shone in the prison cell. And striking Peter's side, he woke him up, saying, "Get up {quickly}!"j And his chains fell off of [his]k hands. 8 And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals!" And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me!"
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