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Acts 12

HNV 1 Now about that time, Herod the king stretched out his hands to oppress some of the assembly. NIV 1 It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. HNV 2 He killed Ya`akov, the brother of Yochanan, with the sword. NIV 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. HNV 3 When he saw that it pleased the Yehudim, he proceeded to seize Kefa also. This was during the days of matzah. NIV 3 When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. HNV 4 When he had captured him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Pesach. NIV 4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. HNV 5 Kefa therefore was kept in the prison, but constant prayer was made by the assembly to God for him. NIV 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. HNV 6 The same night when Herod was about to bring him out, Kefa was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. Guards in front of the door kept the prison. NIV 6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. HNV 7 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Kefa on the side, and woke him up, saying, "Stand up quickly!" His chains fell off from his hands. NIV 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists. HNV 8 The angel said to him, "Put on your clothes, and tie on your sandals." He did so. He said to him, "Put on your cloak, and follow me." NIV 8 Then the angel said to him, "Put on your clothes and sandals." And Peter did so. "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me," the angel told him. HNV 9 He went out, and followed him. He didn't know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he saw a vision. NIV 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. HNV 10 When they were past the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went out, and passed on through one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. NIV 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. HNV 11 When Kefa had come to himself, he said, "Now I truly know that the Lord has sent forth his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Yehudi people were expecting." NIV 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating." HNV 12 Thinking about that, he came to the house of Miryam, the mother of Yochanan whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. NIV 12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. HNV 13 When Kefa knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. NIV 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. HNV 14 When she recognized Kefa's voice, she didn't open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Kefa stood before the gate. NIV 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, "Peter is at the door!" HNV 15 They said to her, "You are crazy!" But she insisted that it was so. They said, "It is his angel." NIV 15 "You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, "It must be his angel." HNV 16 But Kefa continued knocking. When they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed. NIV 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished. HNV 17 But he, beckoning to them with his hand to be silent, declared to them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. He said, "Tell these things to Ya`akov, and to the brothers." He departed, and went to another place. NIV 17 Peter motioned with his hand for them to be quiet and described how the Lord had brought him out of prison. "Tell James and the brothers about this," he said, and then he left for another place. HNV 18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Kefa. NIV 18 In the morning, there was no small commotion among the soldiers as to what had become of Peter. HNV 19 When Herod had sought for him, and didn't find him, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. He went down from Yehudah to Caesarea, and stayed there. NIV 19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there a while. HNV 20 Now Herod was highly displeased with those of Tzor and Tzidon. They came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus, the king's chamberlain, their friend, they asked for shalom, because their country depended on the king's country for food. NIV 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. Having secured the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king's country for their food supply. HNV 21 On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them. NIV 21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. HNV 22 The people shouted, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!" NIV 22 They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man." HNV 23 Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms, and he died. NIV 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. HNV 24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. NIV 24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread. HNV 25 Bar-Nabba and Sha'ul returned to Yerushalayim, when they had fulfilled their service, also taking with them Yochanan whose surname was Mark. NIV 25 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.