Acts 12:1-8 LEB

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

References for Acts 12:1

    • ȉ 12:1 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
      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.)

      References for Acts 12:3

        • Ȋ 12:3 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("saw") which is understood as temporal
        • ȋ 12:3 - Literally "now these were the days"
          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.

          References for Acts 12:4

            • Ȍ 12:4 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("had arrested") which is understood as temporal
            • ȍ 12:4 - Literally "whom"
            • Ȏ 12:4 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
            • ȏ 12:4 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
            • Ȑ 12:4 - Literally "to the people"
              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.

              References for Acts 12:6

                  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.

                  References for Acts 12:7

                    • ȑ 12:7 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                    • Ȓ 12:7 - Literally "with quickness"
                    • ȓ 12:7 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                      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!"