Acts 12:6-16 (New American Standard)

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6 On athe very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, 1bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. 7 And behold, 2an angel of the Lord suddenly 3appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And 4his chains fell off his hands. 8 And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and bput on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me." 9 And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing 5a vision. 10 When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which 6opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. 11 When Peter 7came cto himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that 8the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all dthat the Jewish people were expecting." 12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of 9John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and 10were praying. 13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, 11a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, 12because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, "You are out of your mind!" But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, "It is 13his angel." 16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.
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