Now Herod a was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they came to him in a body; and after winning over Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they asked for a reconciliation, because their country depended on the king's country for food.
On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat on the platform, and delivered a public address to them.
The people kept shouting, "The voice of a god, and not of a mortal!"
And immediately, because he had not given the glory to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
But the word of God continued to advance and gain adherents.
Then after completing their mission Barnabas and Saul returned to b Jerusalem and brought with them John, whose other name was Mark.
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